TXLDA is the most reliable authority and resource for Texans seeking information about Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, networks of support, and the treatment of these debilitating diseases.
The Texas Lyme Disease Association (TXLDA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation organized under the Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act and registered with the Texas Secretary of State. We are an affiliate of the Lyme Disease Association. All donations to the Texas Lyme Disease Association are tax-deductible and will be used solely for the educational and research purposes allowed us by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
TXLDA relies on volunteers to fulfill our mission. Everything we do is accomplished by volunteers. Volunteers are integral to our success.
To eradicate Lyme disease in Texas through a combination of education, support, research, and the collaborative efforts of our people, our physicians, our communities and our legislators.
Our mission is enduring. It declares our reason for being and serves as the standard against which we measure our actions and decisions.
- To inform Texans about the very real threat Lyme poses to our people, our communities and our state
- To provide patients and families with options
- To inspire others to help and take action
- To make a difference in peoples lives
- We have a commitment to:
- Put the needs of people first
- Build open and honest relationships through communication
- Be passionate about sharing knowledge and information
- Be compassionate with patients and their needs
- Be helpful with a will to succeed
- Care for our communities and our environment
- At all times show respect for patients, families and local physicians
What We Do
- We provide Texans the most up-to-date and lifesaving information about tick-borne diseases, carriers, diagnostic tests, treatment and prevention.
- We provide our state, our communities, our families, our people with support and options.
- We host galas and events to inform and empower Texans to take action and get involved in the fight against Lyme and its co-infections.
- We facilitate training and provide educational grants for physicians to help them identify tick-borne diseases and provide effective treatment options.
- We help patients find knowledgeable physicians and healthcare providers.
- We refer patients to forums for individuals to share their stories and find support.
- We inform patients of legislation and research that affect reporting of these diseases and the treatment available.
- We serve as a resource for educators, legislators, and Texas government agencies on the subject of tick-borne diseases.
- We supply free printed educational material on tick-borne diseases whenever requested.