Cheryl M. Stroud, PhD, DVM
Executive Director, One Health Commission
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences, NC State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
This module provides an overview of the One Health framework for human health clinicians and describes how this framework can be applied in clinical practice. One Health is a “concept and an approach that recognizes that the health of people, animals, and the environment are inextricably interconnected.” This course covers the full scope of One Health arenas in need and examples of cross-professional collaborations.
- Define what the term ‘One Health’ refers to and why it is important for human health professionals.
- Give at least 3 examples of arenas/issues in need of a One Health approach.
- List 4 actions they might take as human health clinicians to implement One Health thinking in their daily work life.
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
Evidence-based bibliography for further study
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Advancing a ‘One Health’ Approach to Promote Health at the Human-Animal-Environment Interface, Nov 7, 2017, APHA Policy Statement No. 201712
Executive Summary One Health AVMA Task Force Report. JAVMA, Vol 233, No. 2, July 15, 2008.
Kahn LH. Confronting Zoonoses, Linking Human and Veterinary Medicine. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2006;12(4):556-561. doi:10.3201/eid1204.050956.
Kahn, L. One Health and the Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance. Johns Hopkins University Press. 2016.
Natterson-Horowitz, B Bowers K, Zoobiquity: What Animals Can Teach Us About Health and the Science of Healing, New York, Alfred A Knopf Publishing, June 12, 2012
Lucey, D. R., Sholts, S., Donaldson, H., & White, J. (2017). One health education for future physicians in the pan-epidemic “Age of Humans”. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 64, 1-3.
“Tripartite and UNEP Support OHHLEP’s Definition of ‘One Health.’” World Health Organization, 1 Dec. 2021.