One Health in the US Webinar Series - One Health Commission

One Health in the US Webinar Series

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Hosted by the One Health Commission and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

In partnership with the Wilson Center and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

In light of COVID-19 and previous outbreaks of other zoonotic diseases that pass between animals and humans (Examples: SARS, MERS, HIV Aids, Ebola, Zika etc), leaders at the recent G7 Summit meeting endorsed “strengthening a ‘One Health’ approach across all aspects of pandemic prevention and preparedness.”

There is an emerging need for a better understanding of what One Health is all about. One Health is an approach that recognizes that the health of people, animals and the environment are inextricably interconnected. We cannot have healthy people without healthy animals and we cannot have healthy animals without a healthy environment. (Learn more)

See press release. Webinars will be recorded with links posted on this webpage.

What is One Health?

Topics in the Webinar Series:

One Health 101:  What is all the fuss?  June 30, 2021  (see below)

One Health in the US:  Where are we right now? Gaps, Challenges and Solutions  (TBD)

One Health in the US:  Biosurveillance (TBD)


Free and Open to the public to answer the questions:

What do I need to know about One Health?

Why to I need to know it?  Why is it so important?

What can I do about it?



Part 1:  One Health 101: What is All the Fuss?

June 30, 2021     12:00 - 1:00 pm Eastern


Jimmy Tobias,  Investigative Journalist whose Dec 2020 cover story for The Nation connected One Health to health security globally as well as in U.S. cities. See also the Nation Conversation Podcast;

Bernadette Dunham, DVM, PhD, Professorial Lecturer at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health describing One Health for Zoonotic Diseases and Beyond;

Greg Gray, MD, MPH, Director of Duke One Health at the Duke University Global Health Institute explains how One Health translates into effective public safety and benefits everyone.

Together, they will explain how a One Health approach can translate into keeping the public safe from future outbreaks. The formal webinar will end at 1:00 pm but the webinar will remain open for further live Q&A for those who wish to continue the conversation.

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Further Readings for this webinar:

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