We’ve recently opened an account on Instagram, in order to reach more patients and to reach a more diverse group of outdoor-active people.
VISIT US: @northernrockieslyme
Visibility is key in terms of awareness and outreach, but also in terms of geographic awareness.
We are situated in one of the most beautiful regions of the world, visited by people from around the world. One of the challenges patients face here is a lack of awareness of the true (and ever-expanding) distributions of Lyme disease, co-infections, and vectors among physicians and health agencies. But the lack of public awareness is part of how most of us became long term patients, instead of acute-onset-treated former (short term patients), which also poses a threat to visitors to this region that may not adequately consider tick born diseases if mysterious symptoms arise later.
We plan to continue to share our donated photos there, via #lymeoutside, #recycledlyme, and #biteoustide #photosweep efforts earlier this year. Tag us if you share photos you’d like us to share, too.