Resources by MPH Core Competencies - One Health Commission

Resources by MPH Core Competencies

Introduction to OH:

These resources are appropriate for inclusion in introductory public health coursework, and also in other coursework where an understanding of OH is highly relevant.

Videos Texts and Tools Lessons and Courses

Brief introductory video:

One Health One Future

Brief introductory video:

One Health: An introduction by Professor Dirk Pfeiffer

In-Depth Lectures:

One Health: Improving Human, Animal, and Environmental Health

(lecture starts at 15:30)

Forbes:

What Is One Health?

One Health Commission:

Why One Health?

Textbook:

Introduction to One Health: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Planetary Health

Online Course:

One Health, One Medicine: A Sustainable Approach

In-Class Lessons:

Lesson: Public Health framed in OH:

Public Health in One Health

Further Resources: Find more OH introductory video resources linked here.

 

Biostatistics - Incorporating One Health:

With the operationalization of One Health, biostatistics methods and tools have emerged that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries.

 

Biostatistics, mathematical modeling, & geographic information systems (GIS)

Videos Texts and Tools Lessons and Courses

In-Depth Lectures:

One Health at UGA Lecture: Map Apps and Historical Epidemics

How Climate Changes Will Affect Parasite Expansion in Madagascar: A One Health approach.

Journal Article:

Checklist for One Health Epid. Reporting of Evidence (COHERE)

Tool:

One Health Systems Mapping and Analysis Resource Toolkit (OH-SMART)

Online Courses (Curated by CUGH):

 

Environmental Health Sciences - Incorporating OH:

A focus on the environment can help to ensure the environmental component of OH is not left out2.

 

Climate Change & OH

Human activity, inclusive of animal-based economic activity, has been observed to have profound climatological effects on the natural and built environment, as well as animals and humans alike.

Videos Texts and Tools Lessons and Courses

Short introductory video:

"Climate change and One Health" with John Walsh

 

In-Depth Lectures:

'One Health Requires One Regeneration' by John Elkington

American Climate Change Reporting at a Crossroads

Climate Change: The Benefits of Doing Something vs. Doing Nothing

Textbook:

Planetary Health: Protecting Nature to Protect Ourselves

Journal Article:

Environment: the neglected component of the One Health triad

Book Chapter:

Climate Change and Human Health: A One Health Approach

Briefing:

A OH Approach to Climate Change and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Slidesets:

Climate Change and Health Curriculum


In-Class Teaching Tools:

Teaching Climate Change: Lessons from the Past

Simulation Exercises:

Clinical Skills and Health Effects of Climate Change

CUGH-curated online courses

 

Environmental toxins & OH

This topic often presents some of the most clearly “One Health”-related problems; toxic substances spread in the environment harm plants, animals, and humans.

Videos Texts and Tools Lessons and Courses

Case Study Lecture:

A OH Approach to Lead Pollution from Hunting in Argentinian Wetlands

In-Depth Lectures:

“Pesticides, pathogens, and pollinator declines: What we know and what YOU can do” by Scott McArt

PFAS in Pa: How 'Forever Chemicals' Threaten Our Health and Environment and What We Can Do About It

Journal Article:

Animal sentinels for environmental and public health
n/a


 

Wildlife, conservation medicine, & ecosystem & OH

This topic has gained particular worldwide prominence after the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 in human populations. The role of wildlife conservation and related topics is widely considered to be of central importance in global and public health3–8.

Videos Texts and Tools Lessons and Courses

In-depth introductory video:

Public Health/Planetary Health/One Health

In-Depth Lectures:

COVID-19: Rethinking Our Relationships with Wild Animals & Wild Places Webinar

Socio Economic Epidemiology of Disease Risk in Wildlife Trade Networks

Horseshoe Crabs and Ecosystem Productivity for Birds and Fish by Dr. Lawrence Niles

Wildlife, Wild Places, and Spillover: Insights from the Field

Websites:

About - ConservationMedicine.org

World Extreme Medicine - Conservation Medicine?

 

Wikipedia article:

Wikipedia - conservation medicine

In-Class Lesson:

Ecosystem Health

Further Resources: Find more OH video resources on climate, plants, and the environment linked here.

 

Epidemiology - Incorporating OH:

Considered the “mother science” of public health, epidemiology’s relative significance to One Health is no different. Much attention in scholarship and practice is given to the nonrandomness of disease and health outcomes between human, nonhuman animals, and often environmental factors. The example below goes over a selection of these. Biostatistics classes may benefit the most from this resource by constructing “story problems” inspired by human-animal-environment interactions described below.

OH in basic epidemiology

Videos Texts and Tools Lessons and Courses

Short introductory lecture:

Controlling zoonotic diseases through a One Health approach

In-depth lectures:

Lecture: "Emerging Zoonotic Diseases"

The Global Burden of Animal Diseases: A New Addition to One Health Data Resources

Methods-based lecture:

Dirty Doctors and Pestilent Puppies: Modeling Infection Control in Humans and Animals

Journal Articles:

What role for One Health in the COVID-19 pandemic?

 

Socializing One Health: an innovative strategy to investigate social and behavioral risks of emerging viral threats

 

The One Health Approach: Perspectives for Environmental Epidemiology

 

Classroom Activity:

AFROHUN - Epidemiology



 

OH, zoonoses, & emerging infectious diseases (EIDs)

A hallmark of the One Health movement, zoonotic disease and its control is often one of the most discussed and actionalized segments of One Health. When teaching about One Health it is incumbent upon the instructor to remind students that One Health is applicable in many arenas beyond zoonotic diseases as revealed in this compilation of resources.

Videos Texts and Tools Lessons and Courses

Short introductory lecture:

Controlling zoonotic diseases through a One Health approach

In-depth lecture:

Lecture: "Emerging Zoonotic Diseases"

Wildlife, Wild Places, and Spillover: Insights from the Field

Methods-based lecture:

Dirty Doctors and Pestilent Puppies: Modeling Infection Control in Humans and Animals

Textbook:

OH: The Human- Animal- Environment Interfaces in EIDs

 

Book Chapter:

Infections at the Animal/Human Interface: Shifting the Paradigm

 

Journal Article:

OH, “Disease X” & the challenge of “Unknown” Unknowns

Classroom Activity:

One Health and Infectious Diseases Classroom Activity

Online Course (Coursera):

Tropical Parasitology: Protozoans, Worms, Vectors and Human Diseases

Zoonotic Disease: A Trainer of Trainers Course

Case Study:

Implementing One Health principles in outbreak investigations

Further Resources: Find more OH video resources on zoonoses & emerging infectious diseases linked here.


 

Vector-borne diseases & OH

Considering the ecological factors dictating vector behavior, vector-borne diseases include each element of the OH triad.

Videos Texts and Tools Lessons and Courses

30-minute lecture:

Climate and Vector-Borne Diseases

Journal Article:

The case for a OH approach to combating vector-borne diseases

WHO Online Resource: OH & integrated vector management

CUGH: Infectious, Parasitic & Communicable Diseases

Online Course (Future Learn):

Controlling Vector-Borne Diseases

 

Online Course (Coursera):

Tropical Parasitology: Protozoans, Worms, Vectors and Human Diseases


 

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) & OH

A common consideration within zoonotic disease risk especially, consequences and causes of AMR lie within all domains of the OH triad.

Videos Texts and Tools Lessons and Courses

Brief case study:

Tackling AMR in Bangladesh – a One Health approach

In-depth lecture:

Antimicrobial resistance in humans, livestock and the wider environment

Journal Article:

Antibiotic resistance is the quintessential One Health issue

Global Health Learning Center: Antimicrobial Resistance (Part 1)

Antimicrobial Resistance (Part 2)


Further Resources: Find more OH video resources on AMR linked here.

 

Food security & safety in the framework of OH

Videos Texts and Tools Lessons and Courses

Short Introductory Videos:

Our Livestock Are Our Mother -- Doing Community One Health in  Kaabong, Uganda

Hervé Petit explains that One Health and agroecology go hand-in-hand

In-Depth Lecture:

A One Health Approach to Food: The Double Pyramid Connecting Food Culture, Health and Climate

Journal Article:

OH for Food Safety, Security, and Sustainable Production

 

CUGH Resources:

Food and Nutrition / WASH

Slideset Download:

"One Health" Food Security, Public Health and Other Consequences of Animal-borne Illnesses

 

Online Course:

Pastoralism, Uncertainty, and Resilience

Case Study:

Today’s Solutions for the Future of Food

 

Further Resources: Find more OH video resources related to food security linked here.

 

Health Policy & Management - Incorporating OH:

OH is a prominent topic of high-level discussion regarding zoonoses control, among other subjects. The role of OH-related topics in personal health is also increasingly considered in population-level healthcare systems.

 

Governance, policy, & OH

After over a decade since its entrance into the popular discussion, One Health began to be implemented in high-level governmental and intergovernmental health programs as well as in industry.

Videos Texts and Tools Lessons and Courses

Short Interview:

Richard Horton: How can we use knowledge to improve our systems, governance and One Health?

In-depth webinars:

One Health Policy, Governance and the EID/NTD Interface

Panel Discussion: One Health Governance Gaps and Opportunities

Updates On The “One Health” Landscape Across Federal Agencies

Lectures:

WS 08 - Pandemics and Operationalizing One Health - World Health Summit 2020

WHO Europe OH webpage

Arizona One Health Toolkit

CUGH Resources & Tools

 

World Bank OH Policy Toolkit:

Framework for human, animal & environment health systems

 

Journal Articles:

 - Operationalizing the OH approach

 - Governing Towards ‘One Health’

 - Implementation framework for One Health approach

Online course:

Bats, Ducks, and Pandemics: An Introduction to One Health Policy

 

AFROHUN & SEAOHUN In-class lessons:

 - Policy and Advocacy

 - Policy, Advocacy and Regulation

Further Resources: Find more OH governance & policy video resources linked here.


 

Social & Behavioral Sciences - Incorporating OH:

Increasing evidence, discussed in the materials below, emphasizes the impacts that humans, pets, other animals, and nature have on the wellbeing of one another. Working to develop frameworks of wellbeing and ethics is an emerging topic within OH.

 

Human-animal bond, mental health, & non-communicable diseases (NCDs)

There are various OH connections felt to have the largest impact on psychosocial health outcomes, and toxic NCDs, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity.

Videos Texts and Tools Lessons and Courses

Healthy Planet, Healthy People  | C. Howard | TEDxMontrealWomen

Saving the Whole Family: Disaster Prep and Your Pets

Eric & Peety, a Mutual Rescue™ film

Read or listen: National Public Radio articles on physical and mental health benefits of pet ownership

NatGeo Article: Link between animal abuse and domestic violence

LA Dept. of Pub. Health Website:

 - Healthy Pets Healthy Families: Obesity

 - Healthy Pets Healthy Families: Disaster Preparedness

Online Course:

Pastoralism, Uncertainty, and Resilience

Further Resources:  Find more issues related to OH and social sciences/issues on YouTube here. Find Webinars on related topics here.
 

OH in public health ethics & social issues

OH is a variably-defined concept. It sometimes has indefinite implementation, with difficulties measuring outcomes. Because of this, OH is ripe ground for public health ethics and bioethics. This is particularly true with regard for how best to fund OH activities.

Videos Texts and Tools Lessons and Courses

Short Clips:

One Health Research – Dr. Gus Skorburg, How One Health Interacts with the Philosophy of Medicine

Why animal health and welfare matter to One Health

One Health: Communities find strength in tradition

In-Depth Lecture:

'Behind Closed Doors: COVID-19's Impact on Violence Against Women and Children' by Hannah Cornell

Journal Articles:

The ethics of One Health

Online Course (Future Learn):

One Health, animal ethics and animal welfare

 

AFROHUN & SEAOHUN In-Class Lessons:

Gender, infectious disease, & One Health

 

Communication & Informatics - Incorporating OH:

An important element of OH is communicating the subjects it represents to technical persons who may benefit from seeing things in a more connected fashion, as well as to general audiences.

Videos Texts and Tools Lessons and Courses

In-Depth Lectures:

"Viral Communication" by Dr. Brian Lutz and Dr. Jessica McCall

 

One Health at UGA Lecture: Map Apps and Historical Epidemics

Arizona One Health Toolkit

 

CUGH Resources:

Communication Tools

AFROHUN In-Class Lessons:

 

Understanding the “One Health” Concept: The Value of Storytelling

 

Diversity, Culture, & OH:

Important in OH is the incorporation of inclusive cultural practices to maximize the impact of OH and public health practice, and to synergize the efforts of diverse teams working towards these outcomes.

Videos Texts and Tools Lessons and Courses

Short Clips:

Why animal health and welfare matter to One Health

One Health: Communities find strength in tradition

In-Depth Lecture:

Gender and One Health (webinar)

Journal Article:

Socializing One Health: an innovative strategy to investigate social and behavioral risks

AFROHUN & SEAOHUN In-Class Lessons:

Gender, infectious disease, & One Health

 

Leadership, Professionalism, & OH:

Within public health leadership, OH can be incredibly helpful as a lens through which all relevant personnel can view the contributions of their work. Connecting those across diverse ranges of expertise using a OH model is increasingly popular within public health leadership.

 

One Health Collaborations

Videos Texts and Tools Lessons and Courses

In-Depth Lecture:

Leveraging One Health Collaborations to Enhance Investigation Capacity

Arizona One Health Toolkit

Journal Article:

Overcoming challenges for designing and implementing the One Health approach

AFROHUN & SEAOHUN In-Class Lessons:

Advancing OH w/ Collaborations

 

Public Health Biology framed in OH:

Some of the largest initial success of the OH movement has been creating awareness of the importance of research across similar biological systems; most often within the field of comparative medicine.

 

Comparative Medicine & Research

Videos Texts and Tools Lessons and Courses

Short Clip:

Veterinary Clinical Trials Give Humans Hope Too

In-Depth Lectures:

One Health and Comparative Medicine in Medical Research

“One Health” Perspectives From BioPharma

Jessie Kissinger OneHealth Seminar April 15, 2015

Textbook:

Animals and the Shaping of Modern Medicine

AFROHUN In-Class Lesson:

Research

 

OH & Program Planning:

OH partnerships, as discussed under “Leadership, Professionalism, & OH”, require detailed management and implementation. This is where viewing public health practice within the context of program planning is most significant. These can be viewed as objectives toward which to build OH collaborations, or ways to build further on pre-existing partnerships.

 

Videos Texts and Tools Lessons and Courses

In-Depth Webinars:

CUGH Webinar | The One Health Opportunity: A Powerful Mechanism to Improve Global Health Outcomes

 

CUGH 2021 Plenary: Training the Next Generation of Global Health/One Health Professionals

Arizona One Health Toolkit

 

CUGH Resources & Tools:

Global Health Priorities, Problems, Programs & Policies

AFROHUN & SEAOHUN In-Class Lessons:

USAID One Health OH-APP

CUGH-curated M&E courses

 

Systems Thinking & OH:

Systems thinking represents one of the newest items within the MPH core competency framework, and itself corresponds to the inter-linkedness emphasized in OH.

Videos Texts and Tools Lessons and Courses

Short Interview:

One Health One Planet™: Systems Thinking

In-Depth Lecture:

Jessie Kissinger OneHealth Seminar April 15, 2015

Journal Article:

A system dynamics approach to understanding One Health

AFROHUN & SEAOHUN In-Class Lessons:

 

 

Additional resources:

 

Examples of student work in OH

There are many examples of student work in OH that may serve as inspiration for coursework, student scientific work, or creative components of an MPH program.

 

A list of relevant video content can be found here.


 

General OH MPH resources

OH video content, organized by subject matter, language, content creator, and other categories can be found here.

 

The One Health Commission’s resources for higher education can be found here. Of special note may be the Book Chapters and Books sections of its library.

 

 

Organizational educational resource pages

Many of the resources above were drawn from the websites below:

 

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These resources were not featured above.

 

 

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Sources

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  7. How Wildlife Exploitation and Habitat Loss Fuel Pandemic Risk. Accessed August 2, 2021. https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/wildlife-exploitation-and-pandemic-risk/index.html
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