A local (Texas, USA) health department’s One Health approach to bridging the gap between veterinary and medical professionals

A local (Texas, USA) health department’s One Health approach to bridging the gap between veterinary and medical professionals

02/14/2018

Disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and Harvey stressed the importance of the human-animal bond aspect during disaster preparedness and recovery. Harris County Veterinary Public Health (HCVPH), a division of the local health department Harris County Public Health, has created an opportunity to address this issue in order to build a healthier, more resilient community in the Houston, Texas area….. The 1st Annual Zoonotic Disease Conference held March 28, 2009 offered 6 continuing education (CE) hours to 88 attendees covering critical and relevant public health and zoonotic disease information….  The 10th annual conference held September 30 – October 1, 2017 changed its name to the One Health Conference, included over 325 attendees from a variety of health professions, and offered CE credits to physicians and nurses for the first time.

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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