Working List ~ Potential Long Term Goals (& Objectives)

  • Education
    • Public
    • Physician
    • Health Agencies
  • Outreach
    • Events to achieve above
    • Collaboration with existing groups & efforts
    • Define needs
    • State and federal agencies
  • Lyme Literate Practitioner training/recruitment
  • Adaptive Strategy for identification of needs and goals
  • On-going collaboration with new and existing groups
  • Science/Ecology
    • Integrate existing knowledge
    • Reach out to Universities
    • Identify possibly land management related needs
      • For research
      • For process involvement
  • Patient Polls (Modeled after existing successful/statistically rigorous strategies, to be discussed in longer term posts and pages)
    • Identification of primary questions (to guide research and to guide above goals)
    • Identification of regional patterns, trends, or basic information
    • For collection of usable data sets when needed/possible (requires large number of responses for meaningful inference, so this is likely to much farther down the road)
    • Tracking of ‘anecdotal’ evidence for appropriate use and acknowledgement
  • Raise funds for existing 501c’s, especially regionally based and those willing to invest in regional needs and research
  • Convince/persuade/entice larger Lyme and non-Lyme groups to invest resources toward regional challenges and research needs
  • Engage federal agencies ~ regarding their field-going personnel, research opportunities, related issues such land management, climate change, wildlife issues (moose decline, species distributions, decreased range of medium sized forest carnivores and other predators
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