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Current Actions of the One Health Commission

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Connecting Global One Health Networks

Leading One Health Actions 

Educating about the importance of One Health

Mentoring and Training the Next Generation of One Health Professionals 

 

Connecting Global One Health Networks 

  • Provides online opportunities for One Health leaders around the world to connect and share their programs and activities. The inaugural First International Who’s Who in One Health webinar in November, 2014 drew over 1000 participants from 40+ countries. 
  • Manages a Global One Health Community listserv of 4,000+ international participants for distribution of education materials and One Health events announcements from the Commission and its sponsors.
  • Develops and maintains an ever-expanding global directory of ‘Who’s Who in One Health’; evolving into an interactive Who’s Who in One Health world map that will enhance international One Health collaborations across professions.
  • Partners with other international One Health stakeholders in significant One Health ‘actions’.

 

 

 

Leading One Health Actions 

  • Provides a ‘safe zone’ for trans-professional conversations, projects and actions addressing the world’s most challenging problems from Antimicrobial Resistance to Health impacts of Climate Change, Emerging Pathogens and other One Health topics.
  • Informs government officials, policy makers and ultimately the consumer about the One Health approach through collaborative efforts. In summer 2015, OHC initiated a letter to the U.S. White House co-signed by 37 organizations and 41 individuals encouraging the creation of U.S. and U.N. One Health Platforms. 
  • Forms One Health Action Teams (example: Bat Rabies Education Team) to support One Health educational endeavors and communication strategies, including the development of a Bureau of One Health Speakers / Experts.
  • Creates / Facilitate the March 2017 international One Health: Land, Sea, Air Conference at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Educating about the Importance of One Health

  • Raises awareness about the economic, public health and global security benefits of a One Health approach: sponsored eight free webinars in 2015 on One Health topics reaching over a thousand individuals from 50+ countries. Reach thousands of listeners instead of dozens when educating about topics within One Health by using the OHC online webinar platform; record your event and post it online to continue teaching into the future. Let us know if we can do one with ‘your’ organization.
  • Coalesces / Leads stakeholder partnerships to create a new, global One Health Day, November 3, 2016 inaugural event.
  • Communicates credible, science-based information on One Health issues to the public through various communication venues such as the bi-lingual ‘What is One Health?’  public service radio announcement distributed to 1000 radio stations across the U.S. and through webinars such as  Understanding Bartonella:  A One Health Perspective.
  • Provides on its website consolidated overviews of One Health events, scientific publications, relevant popular media news items, One Health related training, employment and funding opportunities. Distributes a One Health Commission Newsletter.
  • Actively develops a curricula for One Health education, K-12 and beyond, which will be available internationally.
  • Provides global outreach and representation of One Health at major International conferences.

 

 

 

Mentoring and Training the Next Generation of One Health Professionals 

  • Internationally connects, and supports Students for One Health (SOH) groups by providing dedicated SOH website space, a SOH listserv, online SOH meetings (1)   (2) , and a platform of support for SOH projects across the globe.
  • Offers One Health leadership opportunities for students through SOH representatives on its Board of Directors
  • Leads in creation of a One Health Mentor Match program.
  • Is your ‘connection’ to the next generation of One Health professionals. Tap into the Students for One Health network to recruit graduate students, employees, collaborators from other disciplines, visiting scholars, guest speakers and more. 

 

 

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