These are trying times. Aside from disparities in social acceptance and criminal justice for people of color, there are differences in healthcare. TBC United is committed to eliminating the disparities in tick-borne conditions research, education, diagnosis, treatment, and advocacy for people of color. We need your help to improve our research.
Dr. Jennifer Platt Content
Podcast discussion from Lyme Ninja Radio with Dr. Jennifer Platt, Cofounder of TBC United and CEO of TickWarriors, on how to protect yourself, and your family, pets, and property against tick bites as Spring emerges in many parts of the country. Includes detailed discussions about ticks and the best, safest products to use for protection.
UNC School of Public Health Cites TBC United Cofounder Dr. Jennifer Platt’s Efforts on Covid-19 and Alpha-gal Syndrome
Dr. Jennifer Platt, Cofounder of TBC United was recognized by the University of North Carolina for TBC United’s educational efforts around Alpha-gal Syndrome and Covid-19. The article references TBC United’s AGS and COVID-19 portal page and webcasts.
In this second important live webcast, TBC United Cofounders Dr. Jennifer Platt and Beth Carrison, INHC, are joined by Dr. Tina Merritt to discuss important precautions for Alpha-gal Syndrome patients regarding Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Included is a detailed discussion around medications and how to communicate with healthcare professionals about your conditions. This audio recording was from an April 5, 2020 webcast.
TBC United Cofounders Dr. Jennifer Platt and Beth Carrison, INHC, are joined by Dr. Tina Merritt to discuss important precautions for Alpha-gal Syndrome patients regarding Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Included is a discussion around medications, how to communicate with healthcare professionals during the pandemic, and where to find additional resources. This audio recording was from a March 29, 2020 webcast.
TBC United was busy in January and February preparing for, presenting to, and partnering with other advocates to help members of Congress (through the Tick-borne Disease Working Group) better under the challenges and funding needs of people suffering with tick-borne illnesses. This article highlights that activity and links to valuable information for diseases sufferers.
TBC United Cofounder Dr. Jennifer Platt discusses the challenges of daily life for a person with a tick-borne illness, including the fear that a hotel or hospital cafeteria will include hidden meat products.
TBC United cofounder Dr. Jennifer Platt advocates for patients before the 2020 Federal Tick-borne Conditions Working Group in Washington, DC. View the 2-minute video excerpt here.
Jennifer Platt, DrPH, cofounder of Tick-Borne Conditions United, is interviewed by KUAF Radio on the recently passed Kay Hagan Tick Act. The law was named after U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina who died last autumn due to complications from a tick-borne illness. The measure will facilitate development of a national strategy to combat tick diseases and fund medical research and educational outreach.
Tick-Borne Conditions United Cofounders Dr. Jennifer Platt and Beth Carrison team with TBCU Board Member Dr. Tina Merritt to provide guidance to those with Alpha-gal Syndrome on what ingredients to avoid in food, medicines, and other personal care products. Diagnosis is also covered and the key areas of support required for AGS patients of all ages. Additional focus is on dietary needs, how to be an ingredient detective, pharmaceutical considerations, and social challenges.