One Health for Human Health Clinicians

1.0 CME. This course provides an overview of the One Health framework for human health clinicians and describes how this framework can be applied in human clinical practice. 

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.

Learning objectives:

  1. Define what the term ‘One Health’ refers to and why it is important for human health professionals.
  2. Give at least 3 examples of arenas/issues in need of a One Health approach.
  3. List 4 actions they might take as human health clinicians to implement One Health thinking in their daily work life.

This session, One Health for Human Health Clinicians, is approved for 1.0 enduring AAFP Prescribed credit.

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

The AAFP has reviewed One Health Medical Education for a Changing Climate, and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 01/02/2023 to 01/01/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Evidence-based bibliography for further study

Download course slides with links. Download may take several minutes.

Advancing a ‘One Health’ Approach to Promote Health at the Human-Animal-Environment Interface, Nov 7, 2017, APHA Policy Statement No. 201712

Biodiversity and Human Health: Why more species mean fewer cases of Lyme disease.

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.

Open Science can Save the Planet

One Health

Tracey McNamara: Canaries in the Coal Mine 2018

Tripartite and UNEP Support OHHLEP’s Definition of ‘One Health.’” World Health Organization, 1 Dec. 2021.

Understanding One Health and its relationship to biodiversity.

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Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • 2 Quizzes
  • Course Certificate