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“ONE HEALTH”, a significant international public health/comparative medicine paradigm shift! Why? How? - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

“ONE HEALTH”, a significant international public health/comparative medicine paradigm shift!  Why? How?

 

“The One Health Initiative is a movement to forge co-equal, all inclusive collaborations between physicians, osteopaths, veterinarians, dentists, nurses and other scientific-health and environmentally related disciplines, including the American Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Nurses Association, American Association of Public Health Physicians, the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and many others worldwide http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php”. 

The One Health concept was embraced in an historic comprehensive American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) task force report http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/taskForce.php which essentially remains a valid, contemporary roadmap for establishing and implementing the One Health approach nationally and internationally.  Incorporated therein was the establishment of an implementing One Health Commission www.onehealthcommission.org.

To demonstrate the momentum of the One Health movement to date, note that the World Veterinary Association and the World Medical Association will be holding a first ever landmark One Health collaborative conference in Madrid, Spain May 21-22, 2015 http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/news.php?query=Reminder+Notice%3A+Historic+milestone+physician%2Fveterinarian+global+One+Health+conference%85

 

FINAL WVA/WMA Conference agenda - May 13, 2015 http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/FINAL%20PROGRAM.pdf

 

Out of a multitude of One Health achievement examples during the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, see the extraordinary tip of the iceberg below:

 

These include public health and comparative medicine issues such as Heart Disease, Cancer, Orthopedic Disease, Anesthesiology, Obesity, Parasitic Diseases, Tuberculosis, Global Infectious Disease, Influenza,  Human Hepatitis C virus, Tickborne Diseases, Food Safety, Hendra virus vaccine, Aspergillus felis, Immunizations (vaccinations), Lou Gehrig’s Disease,  Ebola, Antibiotic Use and Resistance, Staphylococcus resistant infections, Environmental health Policymaking, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever viruses, Renderpest, Emergency/Disaster preparedness and many others.

SEE: http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/ONE%20HEALTH%20a%20significant%20international%20public%20health%20comparative%20medicine%20OHI%20POSTING%20May%2013%202015.pdf


Colorado State University (USA) Director of Center for Comparative and Integrative Medicine Issues Strong One Health Endorsement - Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Colorado State University (USA) Director of Center for Comparative and Integrative Medicine Issues Strong One Health Endorsement

“I am delighted that the One Health Initiative is leading the charge of fostering collaboration and communication among all branches of health care.  The time has come to make this happen.  We need to bridge the gap between humans and animals as well as us and the planet as a matter of not only establishing best medical practices but also ensuring our collective survival.

Every day is “One Health” for me, extending from my human osteopathic medical practice to the Integrative Medicine Service at the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.  In my role as Director of the CSU Center for Comparative and Integrative Pain Medicine, I teach, research, and write about scientific, integrative medicine from a One Health perspective.  I educate students, practitioners, and the public about ways in which medical acupuncture, botanical medicine, manual therapy, and more apply and translate across the species spectrum (including humans) while at the same time leave a gentler footprint on the planet.”

Provided to the One Health Initiative website November 23, 2014 by:

Narda G. Robinson, DO, DVM, MS, FAAMA

Director, CSU Center for Comparative and Integrative Medicine

Medical Director and Educational Architect, OneHealth SIM

Colorado State University

Veterinary Teaching Hospital

300 West Drake Road

Fort Collins, CO  80523

970-297-4202 (phone)

970-297-1275 (fax)

Narda.Robinson@colostate.edu (email)

Editor’s note:  Dr. Robinson’s educational background and career http://www.onehealthsim.org/narda-g-robinson-do-dvm-ms-faama/ & http://www.csuvth.colostate.edu/DirectorySearch/Search/MemberProfile/vth/1046 includes a unique combination of human osteopathic medicine (Doctor of Osteopathy degree) http://www.aacom.org/become-a-doctor/about-om#aboutom plus that of being a veterinarian, i.e. trained in veterinary medicine (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veterinary_physician.  Obviously this provides an ideal One Medicine/One Health perspective and appreciation for utilizing a multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary teaching approach to students at the college of veterinary medicine at Colorado State University (USA) http://csu-cvmbs.colostate.edu/Pages/default.aspx.  As a longstanding One Health Supporter/Advocate, Dr. Robinson is also listed on the One Health Initiative website’s Supporters page http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php.

“The One Health Initiative http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/ is a movement to forge co-equal, all inclusive collaborations between physicians, osteopaths, veterinarians, dentists, nurses and other scientific-health and environmentally related disciplines, including the American Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Nurses Association, American Association of Public Health Physicians, the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. National Environmental Health Association (NEHA).   The One Health concept has gained substantial international recognition during the first two decades of the 21st century, e.g. it is now endorsed by the World Health Health Organization (WHO), Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and World Organization of Animal Health (OIE).


Advance One Health or... Impede One Health? – An opinion - Friday, January 04, 2013

Advance One Health or... Impede One Health? – An opinion

 

 

By One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team: Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP ▪ Bruce Kaplan, DVM ▪ Thomas P. Monath, MD ▪ Jack Woodall, PhD Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH

       Posted One Health Initiative website NEWS page January 4, 2013

 

 

“Let us go forward together...”

 

              Winston Churchill

 

 

One Health interest and implementation actitivities have literally “taken off” during the last two years in the U.S. and worldwide.  This is evidenced by the numerous national and international meetings, symposia, “official” governmental agencies and unofficial organizations, university institutions and grass roots individuals as well as “VIPs” raising the banner for more One Health performance and execution. 

 

Examples include:

 

·         A host of recent VIPs and prominent organizational endorsements have encouraged and helped by articulating One Health positions and endorsements, e.g. American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association of Public Health Physicians, American Nurses Association, United States Animal Health Association, and the U.S. National League of Cities. http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php and http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/endorsements.php

·         Emerging One Health organizations, symposia and publications have an all-inclusive policy, e.g. the U.S. One Health Commission www.onehealthcommission.org, the 1st International One Health Congress meeting in Australia,  http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/One%20Health%20Society%20Proposal%20Amended%20version.pdf, Veterinaria Italiana Journal http://www.izs.it/vet_italiana/index.htm, and Infection, Ecology and Epidemiology One Health Journal (Sweden) http://www.infee.se/infeecommunity/node/14.  The One Health Initiative team/website www.onehealthinitiative.com has always been all inclusive and offered free participation.

·         Since the landmark American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) One Health taskforce report http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/taskForce.php a host of legitimate and useful publications, white papers and blogs have appeared with repetitive dissertations from different worldwide perspectives as to how to proceed. 

 

Essentially, these accumulative views all express goals for the classic management principles for planning, organizing and executing One Health into the scheme of providing more efficacious public health and clinical health care for society with the reasonable incorporation of One Health principles.

 

However, from our viewpoint, it now appears (January 2013) that the One Health movement is precariously trending towards many factions or “silos” vying for shortsighted supremacy and/or One Health ownership, absent the true spirit of One Health (formerly called “One Medicine”), i.e. the collaborative, interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary principle of sharing and outreach beyond organizational, institutional, national and international boundaries...previously admonished in http://www.izs.it/vet_italiana/2009/45_3/377.pdf:

 

“...no single person, no single health profession, no single organization, and no single nation or people invented or owns One Health. It is an all-inclusive, co-equal endeavor that belongs to all of humanity.  A caveat: while honest debate over efficacious process should be welcome, factionalism should not.”

 

Hopefully all groups will begin to recognize that long-term, it will be much more efficacious for all to work together and share the benefits equally in the true spirit of One Health.  Everyone working on the same page is a tall order.  This will require altruistic individual, national and international leadership emergence—with emphasis on “leadership”... otherwise, in the words of one One Health VIP, “the life protecting-life saving One Health movement will likely wither on the vine”.  Cui bono?

 

 

Note: The One Health Initiative team/website welcomes and encourages thoughtful opinions and views being submitted for posting.  Please send copy with under 500 words and no more than five (5) references included to kkm@onehealthinitiative.com.  Also, identify your affiliation(s) and background with an updated CV.  Articles will be edited and returned to qualified author(s) for final approval prior to posting unless accepted verbatim as submitted.


Tracks: Nurses and the Tracking Network - Created & Released June 6, 2012 - Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Tracks: Nurses and the Tracking Network

This podcast highlights the utility of the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network for nurses in a variety of work settings. It features commentary from the American Nurses Association and includes stories from a public health nurse in Massachusetts. Created: 6/6/2012 by National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)/Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects (DEHHE)/Environmental Health Tracking Branch (EHTB). Date Released: 6/6/2012. Series Name: Environmental Public Health Tracking.

 

Please see Tracks: Nurses and the Tracking Network

Graciously provided by:

Holly R. Wilson, MHSE, CHES

Health Communications Specialist

Environmental Health Tracking Branch

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

770.488.3841 | hwilson@cdc.gov


American Nurses Association (ANA) - Important website posting: “Practicing “One Health” for the Human Health Clinician” - Friday, May 04, 2012

American Nurses Association (ANA) http://www.nursingworld.org/

 

Important website posting: “Practicing “One Health” for the Human Health Clinician”

 

Please see link http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/WorkplaceSafety/Environmental-Health

Related Resources

 Practicing “One Health” for the Human Health Clinician This link opens up a new window.

Document prepared April 2012 for Physicians, Osteopaths, Physician Associates, Nurse Practitioners, Other Human Health Care Providers [pdf]

 

Also see: http://www.theamericannurse.org/index.php/2011/02/02/ana-joins-the-one-health-initiative/

 

Information graciously provided by:

 

Holly Carpenter, BSN, RN

Senior Staff Specialist

Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

American Nurses Association

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400

Silver Spring, MD  20910

301-628-5105

holly.carpenter@ana.org

www.nursingworld.org


American Nurses Association (USA) Website Links with One Health Initiative Website - Sunday, January 23, 2011

American Nurses Association (USA) www.nursingworld.org Website Links with One Health Initiative Website

 

Holly Carpenter, BSN, RN, Senior Staff Specialist, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, American Nurses Association notified the One Health Initiative website that the American Nurses Association (ANA) has posted a reciprocal website link: http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/OccupationalandEnvironmental/environmentalhealth/EnvironmentalResources/OtherResources.aspx

 

The American Nurses Association officially recognized One Health with an endorsement from ANA President Karen A. Daley, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN on December 9, 2010.  This was posted on the News page on Monday, December 13, 2011 (scroll down).

 

“Nurses recognize all forms of life on Earth are interconnected and interdependent.  The One Health Initiative epitomizes this fundamental concept.  The American Nurses Association is proud to be a supporter of this ground-breaking initiative.  Working together, we will enhance and improve the health of humans, animals and the environment.”


American Nurses Association Supports and Endorses One Health - Monday, December 13, 2010

American Nurses Association Supports and Endorses One Health

 

 

The One Health Initiative website team was notified on December 9, 2010 that the president of the American Nurses Association www.nursingworld.org, Karen A. Daley, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN supports the One Health concept.  The following is President Daley’s endorsement statement:

 

“Nurses recognize all forms of life on Earth are interconnected and interdependent.  The One Health Initiative epitomizes this fundamental concept.  The American Nurses Association is proud to be a supporter of this ground-breaking initiative.  Working together, we will enhance and improve the health of humans, animals and the environment.”

 


 
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