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U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - "One Health: It's for All of Us"
Thursday, March 28, 2019.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20993
1-888-INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332)

One Health: It’s for All of Us

“...The health of people, animals, and the environment is intertwined. A health hazard for people may likely be a health hazard for animals. For example, smoking is not only harmful to people; it’s harmful to pets too. Medical advances in understanding and treating a disease in one species, such as heart disease in people, may be applied to other species. And a change in the environment can affect all living things, from people to animals to plants.

The One Health Initiative recognizes this inter-connectedness and advocates a comprehensive approach to health and environmental problems versus a piecemeal approach. By building bridges between physicians, veterinarians, environmental scientists, and public health professionals, the initiative aims to “promote, improve, and defend the health and well-being of all species.”1

“No one discipline or sector of society has enough knowledge and resources to prevent emergence or resurgence of diseases in today's globalized world. Through mutual collaborations, veterinarians and physicians can accomplish so much more to advance the health of humans and animals,” said *Dr. Bernadette Dunham, former director of FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Dunham is currently a professor at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where her focus is on One Health issues.disclaimer icon ...”

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Note: *Member, One Health Initiative Advisory Board

Auburn University (USA) now offering One Health online graduate certification - Notice 3/28/2019
Thursday, March 28, 2019.

**Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences is now offering a One Health online graduate certificate program for public health workers and educators.**


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Auburn University (USA) now offering One Health online graduate certification

AUBURN, Ala. (USA) -- Auburn University is offering individuals the opportunity to earn an online graduate certificate in One Health, a program that emphasizes the integration of human, veterinary and environmental sciences.

The program is offered by the Auburn’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences in partnership with the university’s College of Veterinary Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Public Health.

The 15-credit hour online certificate examines public health threats, including infectious diseases, and assess strategies for creating sustainable local and global ecosystems. The concept, promoted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is based on the premise that health-related interactions among people, animals and the environment have profound influences on disease risk, transmission and prediction efforts.

An estimated 60 percent of human infectious diseases and 70 percent of emerging human diseases have their source in domestic or wild animals. These zoonotic diseases include rabies, West Nile virus, Rift Valley fever and brucellosis, among others. In some cases, animal health can serve as a warning for human disease transmission.

"The One Health online graduate certificate is one of the first of its kind, providing students and professionals with the opportunity to gain graduate training in interdisciplinary health approaches through distance learning,” said Dr. Sarah Zohdy, assistant professor of disease ecology at Auburn University.

Zohdy, who is known internationally for her research on vector-borne disease, said the skill sets and knowledge acquired within the program will set graduates apart from others in the workforce, as they will be prepared to address big picture questions at the intersection of human, animal and environmental health.

“This program is ideal for individuals from any academic background who are interested in working toward a healthier world,” said Zohdy.

The significance of human-animal-environmental interactions has long been recognized, but factors such as climate change, population growth, land use and alterations in disease vector ecology are increasingly causing volatility among linkages of people, animals and the environment.

“The Auburn University One Health online graduate program clearly represents an area of crucial need and importance within our state as well as nationally and globally,” said Dr. Janaki Alavalapati, dean of the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.

Online professional certification programs require 15 credit hours of online coursework, which can also be applied toward the pursuit of a master’s degree. Students must apply through the Auburn University Graduate School; however, there is no Graduate Record Examination, or GRE, required.

For more information about the certificate program, contact School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Graduate Program Coordinator Rebecca Masic at 334-844-8027 or via email at

The One Health program is one of three online graduate certificate programs, along with Restoration Ecology and Forest Finance and Investment, now offered by the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.

To learn more about each program, visit

(Written by Teri Greene, Auburn University)


The Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences is a flagship institution for natural resources-based degrees including natural resource management, geospatial and environmental informatics, and sustainable biomaterials and packaging. The school is also the backbone to Alabama’s $24 billion forest, wildlife, and natural resources industry. Its mission is to create future professionals and leaders, to develop new knowledge and science based solutions, and share them with individuals, families, communities, and industries so that they can make informed decisions to advance their business and well-being.

One Health Initiative - Events Calendar/UW Madison (USA)
Wednesday, March 27, 2019.
One Health Initiative
One Health Initiative will be holding an inter-professional event discussing the plastic epidemic. This topic includes ways that plastic is harming the ...


US Public Health Service honors 19
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
Wednesday, March 27, 2019.
US Public Health Service honors 19
The U.S. Public Health Service honored 19 veterinarians for their work in ... James H. Steele One Health Outstanding PHS Veterinary Career Award.


Granite Geek: Broader response from health community on microbes is needed
Concord Monitor
Tuesday, March 26, 2019.

Granite Geek: Broader response from health community on microbes is needed

“This was impressive,” said Laura Kahn, a medical doctor who helps run a program called the One Health Initiative, about the fact that 270 medical ...

“Brucellosis in Goats and Sheep: An Endemic and Re-Emerging Old Zoonosis in the 21st Century” - free, open-access
Monday, March 25, 2019.

March 25, 2019

“This is the presentation of a “open access” book entitled “Brucellosis in Goats and Sheep: An Endemic and Re-Emerging Old Zoonosis in the 21st Century” which was just released.

It can be freely downloaded at

1) Add to cart; 2) complete the register form; 3) and a link for download will be soon sent to your email by the publisher).”

Courtesy of:

João Simões, DVM, PhD,, Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal, João Simões;  

Note: Dr. Simões et. al. published the landmark One Health book: The Principles and Practice of Q Fever: The One Health Paradigm (2017)

Emerging infectious diseases and biological invasions: a call for a One Health collaboration in science and management
Royal Society Journal
Sunday, March 24, 2019.

Emerging infectious diseases and biological invasions: a call for a One Health collaboration in science and management

Published:13 March 2019


The study and management of emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) and of biological invasions both address the ecology of human-associated biological phenomena in a rapidly changing world. However, the two fields work mostly in parallel rather than in concert. This review explores how the general phenomenon of an organism rapidly increasing in range or abundance is caused, highlights the similarities and differences between research on EIDs and invasions, and discusses shared management insights and approaches. EIDs can arise by: (i) crossing geographical barriers due to human-mediated dispersal, (ii) crossing compatibility barriers due to evolution, and (iii) lifting of environmental barriers due to environmental change. All these processes can be implicated in biological invasions, but only the first defines them. Research on EIDs is embedded within the One Health concept—the notion that human, animal and ecosystem health are interrelated and that holistic approaches encompassing all three components are needed to respond to threats to human well-being. We argue that for sustainable development, biological invasions should be explicitly considered within One Health. Management goals for the fields are the same, and direct collaborations between invasion scientists, disease ecologists and epidemiologists on modelling, risk assessment, monitoring and management would be mutually beneficial.

One Health Initiative team (OHI), One Health Commission (OHC) and 68 other Health Oriented Organizations sign Supporting Letter RE: “Pandemic and All-Hazards & Advancing Innovation Act (PAHPAI, H.R. 269)” to U.S. Congressional Leadership Today
Friday, March 22, 2019.

One Health Initiative team (OHI), One Health Commission (OHC) and 68 other Health Oriented Organizations sign Supporting Letter RE: “Pandemic and All-Hazards & Advancing Innovation Act (PAHPAI, H.R. 269)” to U.S. Congressional Leadership Today



March 22, 2019

"On behalf of the undersigned organizations, representing public health, healthcare providers, emergency managers, environmental health, biotechnology innovators, and researchers, we are again writing to encourage you to advance the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness & Advancing Innovation Act (PAHPAI, H.R. 269), which overwhelmingly passed the House of Representatives in January. A similar version passed the Senate Health Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee last year. The HELP and Energy & Commerce Committees have made tremendous, bipartisan progress on this important legislation, and it would be a setback for our national health security to further delay reauthorization. The disaster relief package being considered by Congress would be a logical vehicle for PAHPAI. ... "

SEE PDF attachment for complete letter.



Provided by:

Dara Alpert Lieberman

Director of Government Relations

Trust for America's Health

1730 M Street, NW, Suite 900

Washington, D.C. 20036

Please see previous OHI and OHC supportive NEWS items for this important legislative endeavor

Implementation of One Health in undergraduate education
European Journal for Dental Implantologists
Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

Originally published in EDI Journal 1/2019

European Journal for Dental Implantologists

Implementation of One Health in undergraduate education

Working together from curricula to practice

One Health is a concept that recognises interlinks between human health, animal health and the environment. The value of the One Health holistic approach is undisputed when it comes to tackling different challenges to public and animal health.

Academics, students, professionals and policy makers were engaged in lively discussions about One Health in Paris on 5 December 2018. Participants exchanged their views about the value and necessity for working together on a common understanding of the One Health concept and on promoting interdisciplinary collaboration starting from universities.

The European associations representing medical doctors, dentists, veterinarians and their students – among the Council of European Dentists – remain committed partners for future actions to be undertaken towards the implementation of the One Health approach in education and practice and call on academics and policy makers at national and European level:

to work on the development of a clear definition to ensure a common understanding of the One Health concept;

to foster exchanges between medical, dental and veterinary schools under the One Health approach;

to work together on One Health Competences;

to support and ensure the continuation of this open debate;

to support the further investigation of implementation of One Health interdisciplinary education of doctors, dentists and veterinarians.

Source: Council of European Dentists (CED)

Please see attached PDF for full article.

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ONE HEALTH an approach to solve global health challenges
Professor in Veterinary Preventive Medicine, University of Copenhagen
Monday, March 18, 2019.

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An approach to solve global health challenges

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