“Tell me and I forget, show me and I remember, involve me and I understand.”

“Tell me and I forget, show me and I remember, involve me and I understand.”

02/14/2018

Using this creed, researchers from the University of Pretoria and the University of California, Davis, led by Amanda Berrian, DVM MPH, PhD, developed the One Health Training and Leadership (OHTL) program. This program sought to turn 10 residents of the Bushbuckridge Local Municipality, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa into community One Health leaders. These selected individuals underwent professional development to strengthen and broaden their leadership and communication skills. These individuals learned the concepts of inquiry-based learning and how to effectively facilitate a training workshop. Trainees then hosted a workshop series for the broader community where they implemented an experiential One Health curriculum which was developed in response to a 2013 study in which residents shared their knowledge and practices regarding human, animal, and environmental health.

This article was originally published in the inaugural issue of the American Public Health Association’s Veterinary Public Health Special Interest Group (VPH SPIG) One Health Newsletter, Vol 1, Issue 1, Feb 14, 2018, https://goo.gl/xPsH4A

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