September 30, 2019

U.S. One Health Coalition
forming in support of
the One Health Act of 2019
Urgent Action Needed!
Dear Friend of One Health:
Recently, H.R. 3771/S. 1903 the Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through One Health Act of 2019 was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. This legislation would require USDA and HHS, in coordination with other specified agencies and departments, to develop, publish, and submit to Congress a national One Health Framework for coordinated Federal activities under a One Health Program.
An Ad hoc group of supporters from the One Health Commission (OHC), the International Student One Health Alliance (ISOHA), the One Health Initiative pro bono team (OHI), the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and the National Association of Federal Veterinarians (NAFV) is working to mobilize the U.S. One Health Community in support of these bills.
We are reaching out to you to ask if your organization would like to be part of the U.S. One Health Coalition that will be working to educate Congress about One Health and to pass the Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through One Health Act. A broad coalition of diverse organizations will demonstrate strong support for the legislation and improve the prospect of passage in the 116 th Congress. 
Does your organization support these two bills?

If yes:
  1. Would your organization like to be listed as a member of the U.S. One Health Coalition in future communications about these Bills to Congress? These communications would be shared with you prior to sending.
  2. Please provide by reply email the following:
  • Organization Name as it should appear:
  • Organization Address:
  • Contact Name:
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone Number:
  • Number of Members:
One of our initial activities is a special tour for key lawmakers of the Smithsonian OUTBREAK Exhibit scheduled for October 30th. You may review the Official Invitation and Cover Message. In order for your organization to be listed as a member of the Coalition on the OUTBREAK Tour Invitation, we need to hear back from you as soon as possible. However, we realize that it may take your organization time to formally develop a position on the legislation, so new Coalition partners can join us at any time in the future.

Cheryl Stroud, DVM, PhD
On behalf of the Ad Hoc One Health Advocacy Group for the One Health Act of 2019

Note: This is a call for ‘organizations’ to sign onto a U.S. One Health Coalition in support of the One Health Act of 2019. Feel free to forward this message to other relevant organizations. Please watch for additional communi-cations about what ‘individuals’ can do to support this Bill.

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