One Health Education - US Initiative - One Health Commission

One Health Education - US Initiative

Contact Us:  OHE-US@OneHealthCommission.org

Why One Health Education?

We need novel ways to bring curriculum and instruction alive to students! Incorporating One Health concepts into Science, STEM, and health will strengthen curricula and help students develop an inherent understanding of the interconnections among human, animal, and environmental health.

One Health is rooted in cross-disciplinary sharing of information, learning, and collaborations to solve and prevent critical global challenges. One Health Education can provide: 

  • phenomena-based learning
  •  cross-curricular connections
  • conceptual learning
  • real world authentic application, scenarios, and topics
  • real life stories to use for lesson impact and hooks 
  • problem-based instruction, 
  • career exploration 
  • development of 21st century skills
  • cultural sensitivity
  • responsible citizenship and global mindedness
  • systems thinking

 

Current Initiatives

One Health Education - US (OHE - US) current initiatives are focused on K12 and university level endeavors and on developing partnerships with organizations that care about furthering the One Health movement through education of students.

We welcome innovative ideas that will help further the changes needed for all students to learn the basics of One Health and encompassed topics. Education framed in One Health will keep students healthy and prepare them to think critically about how the health of humans, animals, and ecosystems are interconnected. It will prepare them to make healthy, sustainable decisions for the future world they will live in.

 

 

 

Are you a teacher?

 

Want to get involved?

 

Take our One Health K-12 Teacher Survey especially designed for teachers to find out more about One Health!

 

 

Get Involved!

Do you have an interest in helping to raise awareness among students about One Health? You do not have to be a teacher to join the One Health Education - US Team!!

Reach out to us at OHE-US@OneHealthCommission.org

 

If you are in the US, please follow and join the

One Health Education- US Facebook group

We are passionate about educating teachers and students about One Health and One Health topics.

Who can join the FaceBook Group?

Anyone who has a role in educating Primary / Secondary / K12  or college students. This includes, educators, administrators, veterinarians, physicians and physician assistants, nurses, medical professionals, public health advocates, policy makers, sociologists, ….anyone!

 

 

 

Free K12 One Health Educational Resources

Free One Health Education Lessons compiled by the            One Health Commission  

Newly Released COVID-19 and other Lesson Plans for ages 6-18 and Teacher Support for integration created by One Health Lessons. (Can be implemented online or in a traditional classroom environment) 

Check out the International One Health for One Planet Education (1HOPE) Initiative

Learn more about One Health through these videos:

The Ties that Bind: One Health

One Health: From Concept to Action

One Health Linking Human, Animal, and Ecosystem Health

 One Health Education - US Team

Amy LeBoeuf serves as the Chair of the US One Health Education Team and is a Louisiana Middle School Educator with over 20 years of experience. She is also the founder and director of the nonprofit Louisiana One Health in Action. Additionally,  she has helped to facilitate the International One Health for One Planet Education (1HOPE) Initiative. In 2015 her 11 year old son became sick with a mysterious illness. Nearly 2 years later a diagnosis was finally made using a One Health approach. This approach between a physician and a veterinarian saved his life. She is passionate about bringing One Health Education to students and raising awareness of the One Health concept and One Health issues that affect our communities and children. Amy holds a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies from the Texas Woman's University, and a M.Ed. in Educational Technology Leadership from Northwestern State University.

 

Martha Nowak has been K-12 Engagement Coordinator at K-State Olathe since July 2014. Her
prior contract with One Health Kansas gave her opportunities to deliver educational programs
across the state, and she continues with many of these partnerships today. Through outreach
events such as health and wellness fairs, career fairs, family science nights, and teacher
workshops, she emphasizes interrelationships that exist among human, animal and environmental
health that was the brand of One Health Kansas. It is natural fit after 35 years as a classroom
science teacher.


Ms. Nowak holds a BS in Science Education from the University of Virginia, and a M.Ed. in
Education from Baker University. She promotes STEM careers, coordinates the Vet Med
Lecture series at K-State Olathe and continues to promote the concepts of One Health to
educators in the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area, focusing on educating the public about
emerging and re-emerging zoonotic disease.

 

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