April 9, 2018
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March 22, 2018 
U.S. Senate One Health Bill S. 2615 introduced to Congress:  ‘Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through One Health Act of 2018’’  

A bipartisan Bill was introduced to the U.S. Senate floor by Senators Tina Smith (D-MN) and Todd Young (R-IN). If enacted, it would require the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the US Department of Agriculture to coordinate with other relevant agencies to develop a U.S. Federal One Health Framework that would: ( https://goo.gl/6ydyng )
  • advance workforce development for prevention and response to disease outbreaks in animals and humans,
  • improve coordination between federal agencies who study human and animal health and the environment and
  • advance scientific understanding of the connections between human, animal, and environmental health.
Description of Bill . ( https://goo.gl/LJbDT2) Supporters may wish to voice their opinions.
Coming May 18, 2018       New Smithsonian 'Outbreak' Exhibit 

T he Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. will mark the 100th anniversary of the Great Influenza pandemic of 1918 with a new exhibition, 'Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World' , which has a One Health focus and will remain on view for the public for three years. ( https://goo.gl/6MH7Zv )
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3 November is the official observance date of the annual global One Health Day .   Launched in April 2016 by t hree leading international One Health groups, the  One Health Commission , the  One Health Initiative Autonomous  pro bono  Team, and the  One Health Platform Foundation , One Health Day raises awareness about the One Health approach to complex health problems involving people, animals and the environment. One Health Day has grown into a sustainable platform for One Health supporters around the world to educate about One Health and One Health issues in their locals. ( https://goo.gl/fN6abr )

An online interactive opportunities webpage has been created as a service for the global One Health Community for sharing and promoting One Health opportunities. Anyone, from anywhere in the world, can post and view One Health-related employment, funding or educational opportunities to share with the One Health community.

The US continues to demonstrate leadership through engagement in multilateral efforts and bilateral capacity building programs. Additional resources are being proposed for GHSA emphasizing the importance of strengthening countries’ ability to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats. ( https://goo.gl/C4Qt9g) See also: Implementing the Global Health Security Agenda: Progress and Impact from U.S. Government Investments

As Earth Day approaches on April 22, the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) News staff dedicated much of the April 15, 2018 issue to examples of veterinarians involved in One Health work with a distinct environmental component.

Produced by ‘The Pet Effect’ - a partnership of Zoetis and the Human Animal Bond Research Institute. Zoetis has released two new videos as part of an educational campaign to raise awareness that having a pet can have positive health benefits for humans.
Journal of Environmental Health, Vol 80, Num 8, April, 2018 https://goo.gl/TE8Q4A

Over 400 Environmental Health academicians and practitioners convened in Montego Bay, Jamaica in October 2017 at the One Health: One Global Environment Conference hosted by the Americas Region of the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) and the Jamaica Association of Public Health Inspectors (JAPHI). Bay-C, internationally acclaimed reggae artist and One Health ambassador, opened the conference with his Listenmi News One Health  musical performance ‘One Health, One Caribbean, One Love’. (Turn your speakers ‘ON’, https://goo.gl/Qch6W9 ). The conference celebrated environmental health as an active member and viable resource in the One Health community. A Second One Health / One Global Environment Conference is planned in Jamaica for 2020.

Since 2007, this program has trained graduate level students in Health Promotion and Policy (HPP) and Veterinary Public Health (VPH). Beginning Fall 2018 the Veterinary Public Health Emphasis Area (MPH) will be available to distance students in an entirely online format ( https://goo.gl/XGS44E ) and is expected to be of great interest to veterinarians and other veterinary health professionals seeking to further their training and expand their career opportunities while meeting the public health needs of our communities and nation.

The inaugural Issue of the American Public Health Association’s Veterinary Public Health Special Interest Group (VPH SPIG) One Health Newsletter was published on February 14, 2018. https://goo.gl/xPsH4A
See additional Events, Past, Present and Future, on the One Health Commission's Events webpage  
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We learned about this webinar after the March 12 OH Happenings went out and it was evidently not recorded; but we wanted to highlight it anyway. Lisa Conti, D.V.M., Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, spoke about ‘One Health in Action’ and Frank von Hippel, Ph.D., Northern Arizona University, presented on ‘The Use of Sentinel Species in Health Disparities Research’. goo.gl/z7bwmN

Everyone deserves to live a long and healthy life in a safe environment. To make this happen, we must tackle the causes of poor health and disease risk among individuals and within our communities. Where we live, work, worship and play impacts each of use and can determine our health and how long we live. https://goo.gl/CcvBsN

George Mason U, Arlington, Virginia, US.
Hosted by the Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health , a group of member medical societies and affiliates (health and science based organizations). Topics include climate change health impacts (including air pollution, adverse childhood events, and the Lancet Countdown), reducing the carbon footprint of the health sector, and policy solutions to climate change found in the agenda .    https://goo.gl/YmJk5P

7 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Presentation by Dr. Lesley D’Anglada at the One Health Academy monthly discussion series, Washington DC. with webinar support provided by the One Health Commission . Dr. D’Anglad provides advice on human pathogens in drinking water and on public health issues asso-ciated with Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). She manages the EPA Drinking Water Health Advisories for Cyanotoxins and the EPA’s Cyanobacterial HABs Webpage, and is the author of the monthly Freshwater HABs Newsletter. Free but you must Register. https://goo.gl/Qewai2

Livestreamed One Health Lecture, 5:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time.
Iowa State University (SU) College of Veterinary Medicine by Dr. Lawrence B. Schook of the University of Illinois. The ISU One Health Lecture Series was established in the College of Veterinary Medicine in honor of Dr. Roger Mahr, DVM Class of 1971.  Register to listen in, or l isten to the recording after the event. https://goo.gl/8YDV9k

Hosted by the Zoo’s Institute for Conservation Medicine in collaboration with local universities. Learn about links between wildlife conservation and human health from St. Louis Zoo staff and local university students by visiting six stations around the zoo grounds on climate change, water quality/availability, shared pathogens, habitat loss and smart shopping, benefits of nature and food health. https://goo.gl/vcSnPA

Hosted by the University of California, Berkeley One Health Student Initiative. Undergraduate and graduate students are sought to present on One Health-related research/ practicum projects that they have been involved in. Topics can include global health, infectious diseases, food and nutrition, environ-mental health, etc. Provides an excellent opportunity to network with faculty, graduate and undergraduate students. (https://goo.gl/jsNqck )

Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Since 2006, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has taken a leadership role in convening a wide array of partners to participate in the Preparedness Summit. The focus for 2018 is to explore the factors driving change in our world, analyze how they will impact the future of public health preparedness, and identify opportunities we have today to drive action toward meeting our future needs. (goo.gl/FQ8xqq)

Dr. Wondwossen Gebreyes , 4 PM Eastern Daylight Time.
Hosted by One Health Academy, Washington, DC with webinar support provided by the One Health Commission. Free but you must Register.  ( https://goo.gl/D9GGiX)
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern,  Livestream available. 
Washington, D.C., USA

Hosted by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center and The Wilson Center Science and Innovation Technology Program. Participants will learn about current research using NASA Earth-observing satellite (EOS) data to better understand and respond to global vector-borne and water-related disease threats. Public health professionals will share resources currently being used to prevent and control vector-borne and water-related disease and discuss needs with respect to the potential use of EOS data in this arena. Additionally, information will be shared about ongoing Citizen Science and Outreach activities currently under way and how to become involved in these efforts. More information: ( goo.gl/tZEeEG)
Boston, Massachusetts, USA. A day of learning how tools of biotech-nology such as agricul-tural microbials and gene editing in plants and animals are addressing One Health challenges. https://goo.gl/5nZ8fR
Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Hosted by Cambridge Healthtech Institute, brings together leaders from govern-ment, academia, and industry for compelling discussions and comprehensive coverage on patho-gen detection, point-of-care, biosurveil-lance, sample prep technologies, and bio recovery. Agenda . Contact hi@healthtech.com

Hosted by the U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s Health and Medicine Division, Forum on Microbial Threats, Washington, DC. Topics will include economic implications for International Health Regulations, —such as effective communication messages, simulation exercises, investment decisions, and One Health approaches —that various sectors of government, multilateral institutions, and others may carry out in preventing and mitigating the economic costs. goo.gl/tzrVDp

George Mason U, Arlington, Virginia, USA. Whether it be the risk of nefarious actors misusing genome editing, antimicrobial resistance, or the speed at which a disease can circumvent the globe, we face unprecedented microbial challenges in this modern age. This workshop is the perfect place to learn from experts in the field and meet with a diverse group of fellow biodefense gurus. Flyer . Registration. goo.gl/8n7KuN
Sydney, Australia

This Conference brings together practitioners, researchers, educators, representatives and decision-makers across the fields of public health, medicine, veterinary science, agriculture, government, defence, international relations, sociology and anthropology to examine the progress made to date in strengthening health systems and to identify the gaps and opportunities for enhancing the international community’s ability to respond more efficiently and effectively to future adverse health crises. Abstract submissions open April 21. More information coming soon. Contact:  sponsorship@ghs2019.com ( goo.gl/27MTzb)
See and submit additional opportunities on the online Opportunities Bulletin Board

Special Journal Issue, MDPI Veterinary Sciences. Guest Editor: Ricardo Castillo-Neyra, DVM, PhD, MSPH. Manuscripts using the One Health approach are especially encouraged. This Special Issue is dedicated to discussing recent developments in canine rabies surveillance, and exploring new control and elimination strategies for canine rabies.  Deadline: May 15, 2018   https://goo.gl/tJMB6J

CDC disease detectives serve on the front lines of public health both domestically and abroad. Do you have what it takes? Check your eligibility for the Epidemic Intelligence Service Class of 2019. Applications open on April 16! goo.gl/RB1F4D
Application Deadline: April 18

Open to full-time post-doctoral fellows (PhD, DVM, MD or the equivalent) with positions at accredited North American institutions who study any tropical infectious disease in arbovirology and/or emerging tropical infectious diseases.  Download the guidelines or ap ply for the fellowship. goo.gl/ibtdqF

New Orleans, LA, USA https://goo.gl/SU4uoz
For Physicians and healthcare providers who are:
  • Working in tropical medicine and travelers' health
  • Seeking additional knowledge in these growing fields
  • Need Continuing Medical Education credits

Advertised by the University of Maryland Public Health Science for candidates with teaching experience in public health, in particular focusing on environmental health. goo.gl/5kTkx6 

Human-Animal Interactions Research Funding Opportunities through US NIH (ongoing)

These Funding Opportunity Announcements invite grant applications for research to examine 1) the impact of Human-Animal Interactions (HAI) on typical and atypical child development and health; 2) the evaluation of animal-assisted intervention for children and adults with disabilities or in need of rehabilitative services; 3) the effects of animals on public health, including cost effectiveness of involving animals in reducing and preventing disease.
S ee additional publications in the online One Health Library . (https://goo.gl/etUQ97 )
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Beckham TR, Brake DA, Fine JB, Health Security VOL. 16, NO. 2, 2018 April 1.  

Maisetseg C, Ulziimaa D, Sack A, Battsetseg G, Bekh-Ochir B, Yondon M, and Gray GC, Open Forum Infect Disease 4(4). 2017 Oct 26. doi:   10.1093/ofid/ofx238

Borkenhgen LK, Gray G, One Health International Journal, 3(2), 77-82, 2017.

Berrian AM, Rooyen J, Martínez-López B, Knobel D, Simpson GJG, Wilkes MS, Conrad PA, 2016 June 14.  doi: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2016.06.007

Berrian AM, Smith MH, vanRooyen J,Martínez-López B, Plank MN, Smith WA, Conrad PA, 2017 Nov 11. doi: 10.1016/j.onehlt.2017.11.002

This report reflects a workshop held at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., 30 January – 2 February 2017. The meeting was supported by the USAID Emerging Pandemic Threats. PREDICT-2 project and the World Bank, in partnership with EcoHealth Alliance and the European Union. goo.gl/pHbYBk
Machalaba C, Smith KM, Awada L, et al. Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 111, Issue 6, 1 June 2017, pp 235–237. https://doi.org/10.1093/trstmh/trx039

Laing G, et al. (2018). Frontiers in Public Health. 6. 10.3389/fpubh.2018.00045.
New Book
This book breaks new ground by situating animals and their diseases at the very heart of modern medicine. In demonstrating their historical significance as subjects and shapers of medicine, it offers important insights into past animal lives, and reveals that what we think of as ‘human’ medicine was in fact deeply zoological. https://goo.gl/5g8GTy
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