After years of progress by the 14-member Tick-Borne Disease Working Group (TBDWG) and community-driven Lyme Innovation, HHS and partners are ushering in a new era for Lyme and tickborne-disease solutions with renewed focus on implementation. The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are leading the development of a whole-of-government strategy for vector-borne diseases—with emphasis on implementation. OASH believes it is essential to continue to have clear, regular, and open lines of communication with those in the community and are exploring ways to continue this critical work with public input. Ongoing, robust engagement with the patient-led community is essential as implementation happens locally. Multiple pathways will ensure continued transparency and collaborative communications between the federal government and external partners. Examples include, but are not limited to, collaborations through public-private partnerships such as LymeX, listening sessions, co-creation workshops and events.