Winston S. Churchill
Call to action for U.S. One Health legislation...
‘‘Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through One Health Act of 2018’’, a bipartisan Senate Bill introduced for public health—One Health is a NON-PARTISAN issue
Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) and Senator Todd Young (R-IN) have introduced this visionary bipartisan Senate Bill S.2615 regarding One Health, a non-partisan issue.
‘The Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through One Health Act’ would improve federal efforts in preventing and responding to human and animal health emergencies by advancing a One Health approach across Federal agencies. One Health is the idea that humans, animals, and the environment are inextricably linked. ... Complete description: https://smithsenate.app.box.com/s/y4cjf9e2kl7kzbyeb4jg8q2engdgofiw. Specific details of the bill at https://smithsenate.app.box.com/s/8q8y8fgvkgyn0vue5rjh1d628vyk50ca. For more on S.2615, see Https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/2615/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%22tina+smith%22%7D&r=18
A One Health approach does not distinguish between Democrats, Republicans or Independents, nor between liberals, conservatives or libertarians, nor Americans, Europeans, Africans or Asians, nor different religious persuasions...all people can freely receive life protecting and life saving benefits. One Health represents a co-equal all inclusive interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary movement for efficacious and expeditious global public health and global clinical health.
This legislation needs to happen sooner rather than later!
What does one health mean?
One Health is the integrative effort of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain optimal health for people, animals, and the environment. Together, the three make up the One Health triad, and the health of each is inextricably connected to the others in the triad.
What is the one health approach?
One Health: a concept that became an approach and then a movement. Aim of One Health: To improve health and well-being through the prevention of risks and the mitigation of effects of crises that originate at the interface between humans, animals and their various environments.
What is the One Health Initiative?
About the One Health Initiative. The One Health concept is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals and the environment.
Addressed are global public health and global 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.
- One Health Advancements/justifications for implementation (43 examples—tip of the iceberg!):
http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php and http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/One%20Health%20Endorsements%20June%202011%20to%20December%202015.pdf