The "Tick Chick's" Tick List
Welcome to The Tick List, featuring some of "The Tick Chick's" favorite tick related resources.
The TickEncounter Resource Center at the University of Rhode Island: The TickEncounter Resource Center promotes tick-bite protection and tick-borne disease prevention by engaging, educating, and empowering people to take action.
Check out the Tick Pick below for a weekly tip, trick, or fun fact about ticks!
A few favorites from the TERC:
Hidden in the Leaves, directed by award-winning filmmaker Mary Healey Jamiel, is the story of University of Rhode Island entomologist Thomas Mather and his team's efforts to help people see the risks for serious tick-transmitted disease lurking in an increasing number of rural, suburban and even semi-urban landscapes in the eastern United States.
This 24 minute long 3-part documentary exposes the hidden dangers that ticks represent and spotlights strategies to avoid ticks and their diseases.
New York State Department of Health
Center for Disease Control Resources
Different tick are active at different times of the year. Read the following article from The Tick Encounter Resource Center to learn which ticks are most active in summer!
Public Health Education
Public Health education promotes choices that improve health and prevent disease, disability and premature death. The purpose of health education is to positively influence the health behavior of individuals and communities as well as the living and working conditions that influence their health.
The Sullivan County Rural Health Network and Sullivan County Public Health Services works with schools, businesses and community groups to promote policy and environmental changes that will improve physical activity and nutrition throughout Sullivan County.
We have Public Health Educators, Community Health Nurses, and Public Health Nurses on staff who can provide presentations, conduct community outreach at events, or come speak to your community group about a wide variety of health related topics. Please call the Public Health Education Center at 845-292-5910, Ext. 2243 or Ext. 2222 to let us know what your needs are for information and health education.
"Eat Healthy. Move More." is a countywide wellness Campaign originally designed in 2008 to promote the involvement of Sullivan County residents in nutrition and physical activity programs and events in their communities, schools, and at worksites, and is a locally recognized logo to promote health and wellness. For more information on the Eat Healthy. Eat Local" campaign go to https://sullivancatskills.com/scva_business_category/eat-healthy-eat-local/."
Call for more information to find out how you can get involved! 845-292-5910 x 2179