December 18, 2018
Happy Holidays
from the One Health Commission!!

We hope you enjoy this final issue for 2018

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Professional and student organisations representing medical doctors, dentists and veterinarians of Europe call on academics and policymakers at national and European levels to foster exchanges between medical, dental and veterinary schools under the One Health approach.
The US National Academies’  One Health Action Collaborative   (OHAC)* is conducting an anonymous  online survey (5-12 minutes, ) about One Health workers. Individuals who have studied or conducted work in the One Health arena are invited to participate. Responses will shed light on the usefulness and benefits of a One Health education and the potentially unique challenges that One Health workers face. Findings will be discussed / shared with the public through a manuscript authored by individuals of OHAC and will offer recommendations on strengthening the One Health workforce. Questions: contact

 * The OHAC   is an ad hoc activity associated with the  Forum on Microbial Threats  at the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. It brings together a community of experts who are interested in contributing to a detailed ongoing exploration and information sharing related to One Health topics and accelerating the implementation of a One Health approach in the field. The work of OHAC does not necessarily represent the views of any one organization, the Forum, or the National Academies and is not subjected to the review procedures of, nor are they a report or product of, the National Academies.
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association CVMA) and the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) represent over 330,000 veterinarians in all disciplines of the veterinary profession. As the fight against antimicrobial resistance continues, veterinarians from around the world are uniting to ensure best practices.

For #OneHealthDay CABI Books made available a free chapter of the book ‘One Health: The Theory and Practice of Integrated Health Approaches’. You can read chapter one about the history of One Health, authored by M Bresalier, A Cassidy and Abigail Woods Department of History, King’s College London, UK. Resource background here

A few highlights from this issue:
  • US National Sheriffs’ white paper - Animal Cruelty as a Gateway Crime
  • Social work assessments “incomplete” if they ignore animal abuse
  • Veterinarians urged to consider animal abuse and domestic violence in differential diagnoses
  • Link coalition organizing in Uganda
  • And much, much more news on this One Health front

Student One Health News

November 28, 2018
The International Student One Health Alliance (ISOHA) and Iowa One Health have released this guide for those interested in advocating for One Health in their local state) governments.
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Attention students!
Apply to the ISOHA One Health Mentorship program to be paired with a One Health professional from across the world. Deadline December 28th. Contact with questions.

Student Opportunities
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). For a highly motivated/productive individual seeking a PhD in Social Work, with a focus on human-animal interaction (HAI) and/or childhood and adolescent adversity.
The successful applicant will have opportunities to collaborate with the VCU School of Medicine Center for Human Animal Interaction and Clark-Hill Institute for Positive Youth Development in the VCU Department of Psychology.
Take the One Health message to this event. The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), a nonprofit research organization in Washington, DC, is calling on young leaders ages 5-26 to use art to explore how the social determinants of health play a role in shaping their lives and their communities, and what it might look and feel like to one day live in a world where everyone has the same chance to be healthy, safe, and happy.
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Upcoming Events
January 15, 2019    
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST (UTC-5:00)
The third of a series of webinars hosted by the Commission's One Health Social Sciences Initiative to address the role of social science theories and methods in advancing One Health approaches to improve animal, human, and environmental health systems. Free but you must register to receive your unique login link:

 Brigitte Bagnol, PhD
University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, South Africa
Janetrix Hellen Amuguni DVM, MA, PhD
USAID, One Health Workforce Senior Technical Lead-Africa
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
North Grafton, MA, USA
January 15-16, 2019   
Washington, DC and live webcast. A workshop to explore the relationship between chemical pollution in the environment and human health. Hosted by the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on the Use of Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions. Sponsored by the NIEHS. Free but you must Register.
February 11 - 14, 2019  
Chiang Mai, Thailand. "One World, One Medicine, One Science: The way forward for better health."
March 8-11, 2019 
American U of the Caribbean, St. Maarten. In the spirit of One Health this conference is for physicians, nurses, veterinarians, allied health professionals, emergency management agency personnel, medical educators, public health professionals, climate and weather experts, curriculum planners in emergency and disaster medicine. Abstracts due by January 7, 2019. Event Poster .  
April 15-17, 2019 
Washington, DC. Hosted by the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, Complex Systems Institute. A cross-disciplinary conference that brings together researchers, practitioners, and funders to explore the application of insights from the study of complex systems to public policy with a special emphasis on social good. Submit papers by January 15, 2019.
April 16-18, 2019
Utrecht, Netherlands. Hosted by t he European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) organized by the ESCMID Study Group for Veterinary Microbiology (ESGVM) , One Health is promoted by facilitating joint research and training collaborations between medical and veterinary microbiologists within areas of common interests, namely zoonoses and antimicrobial resistance.
May 22-24, 2019
Dublin, Ireland. Organised by Teagasc, the National University of Ireland Galway in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Food Safety Authority of Ireland, University College Dublin, Health Protection Surveillance Centre and the EJP project management team. The OH EJP is a landmark partnership between 41 acclaimed veterinary and medical laboratories and institutes across Europe and is an exemplar of the ‘One Health’ concept. Its aim is to create a research community across Europe with medical, veterinary and environmental health scientists working together.
May 26-30, 2019   
One Environment. One Health. Sustainable Societies
Helsinki, Finland. SETAC Europe is dedicated to the use of multidisciplinary approaches to examine the impacts of stressors, chemicals, and technology on the environment. SETAC provides an open forum for scientists and institutions engaged in the study of environmental problems, management and regulation of natural resources, education, research and development, and manufacturing.
June 23-28, 2019  
University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, USA. Hosted by the Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem, Course features internationally recognized instructors, discussions, information and new tools on specific themes in plant, animal and human vector-borne diseases. Applications being accepted. Information:
July 24-26, 2019
Nairobi, Kenya. This conference offers a unique opportunity to participants to share their expertise, experiences and possible solutions to global health security through the One Health approach. Abstracts due by February 28.
October 27-31, 2019
Hosted in 2019 by Kansas State University Rabies Laboratory, the annual RITA meeting has been hosted in many countries since 1990 growing in popularity and prominence with delegates now coming from more than 20 countries across five continents. It provides an opportunity for researchers, health professionals, international, national and local managers of rabies programs , wildlife biologists, laboratory personnel and other people interested in advancing knowledge of rabies surveillance , prevention and control, to meet each other, to share their successes and also to discuss current challenges.
 PAST EVENTS in 2018
T hese events have passed but we would like for you to be aware of them!
May 21-22, 2018 
University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF), Alaska, USA. Hosted by UAF and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Arctic Investigations Program in Anchorage, scientists and health officials from six Arctic nations (Finland, Canada, Russia, Norway, Iceland, and US) met for two days of discussions and presentations centered around One Health. See the program
September 14-15, 2018 
Harrogate, Tennessee, USA. This LMU campus-wide conference saw over 580 attendees including medical professionals, veterinary students and other future health care providers. Six of nine LMU schools/colleges participated as well as South College School of Pharmacy. Students Brittney Beigel and Hailey Watlington pictured here ( LMU One Health Initiative and the College of Veterinary Medicine) as well as Randall Reagan and Tanner Brondhaver (DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine) played key roles in organizing this event for fellow students.
November 13-15, 2018 
Kansas City, Kansas, USA. Hosted by the US National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) this One Health oriented conference brings together all sectors of the animal food production industry and partners in public health for collective and continued dialogue around the new and developing science of one of the most important topics in health today, judicious use of antibiotics. View the agenda and listen to recorded presentations.
November 19, 2018 
Gainesville, Florida, USA. Hosted by the University of Florida (UF) One Health Center of Excellence, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems, the Center for Stress Resilient Agriculture, the Center for African Studies and the UF International Center, this seminar series aims to create awareness on selected health-related research activities focusing on international development. It gathers multidisciplinary expertise and facilitates interactions among UF researchers around a wicked problem occurring abroad. More information .
November 26-27, 2018 
Organised by the Italian National Institute for Health ( Istituto Superiore di Sanità ) with the support of IZSAM - Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell’Abruzzo e del Molise “G. Caporale”, this conference is part of the One Health Day global initiative . Its aim was to strengthen One Health implementation for the prevention and control of arbovirus infections in the Mediterranean and Sahel Regions through the coordination and collaboration between human and veterinarian public health officers.
December 13, 2018

Presentation in person and via One Health Commission webinar by Dr. Michael E. Von Fricken at the One Health Academy in Washington, DC.
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June 24-July 19, 2019  
Tanzania. Train in the principles of One Health in this 4-week long, field-based experiential course designed to provide a “prescription” for advanced students and early career professionals to prepare them for immediate engagement in global health careers that will demand effective problem-solving skills, cross-disciplinary engagements, and solid foundations in field and laboratory activities. Applications are due January 30, 2019. Email:
The Health Security journal is calling for manuscript submissions for a special issue that highlights the use and application of disease modeling, geographic information systems, remote sensing, and spatial and temporal analytical techniques to prevent or predict infectious disease outbreaks that threaten health security. Authors may submit their articles (5,000 words maximum) in several formats, including original research, reviews, practice descriptions, perspectives, and commentaries, until January 30, 2019. This special issue will be published in the May/June 2019 issue of Health Security . Please visit the Health Security website for more information about author guidelines
The Great Ape Conservation Fund of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is soliciting project proposals for the conservation of apes (gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos, orangutans, and gibbons) throughout their ranges. Projects can relate to and include applied research, reducing illegal trade of great apes for bushmeat and pets, strengthening and developing management plans, enhancing law enforcement and monitoring, conservation education efforts, decreasing human-ape conflicts, and more. Questions:  Deadline: January 15, 2019
Drexel University's Dornsife School of Public Health is seeking applicants for a tenure track Assistant Professor.

School of Public Health, Yale Climate Change and Health Initiative (CCHI).
Deadline January 31, 2018
This Royal Society of Medicine   Fellowship program was founded to promote One Health and honors the late Lord Soulsby of Swaffham Prior in Great Britain. Soulsby, who passed away in 2017, was former veterinary surgeon to the Queen, dean of the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Cambridge and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine . Up to two Soulsby Fellowships, funded at a level between £10,000 and £15,000, will be presented to a veterinarian or a physician who proposes to accomplish a meaningful project in the international field of One Health. The deadline for applying for a Soulsby Fellowship is January 31, 2019. Read more .
January - April, 2019  
Washington DC, USA, Unpaid. Open to Undergrad and graduate students. Complete research on issues, develop fact sheets / background reports, support outreach and communication to public health professionals, contribute content to the Environmental Health web site, participate in relevant hearings, briefings, meetings and webinars. These internships are extremely beneficial to those seeking practical work experience in these areas.
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Spread the word. Anyone, from anywhere in the world, can directly post and view One Health Opportunities, from summer programs to educational, job and funding opportunities. 
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Bloomer E, McKee M, J Public Health Pol (2018) 39: 389.

Machalaba et al, Health Security. Dec 2018. Ahead of print
New Journal
A new journal from Cell Press, One Earth publishes research across the spectrum of natural, social, and applied sciences, with a particular interest in integrated, transdisciplinary studies. The papers published will provide insight into the drivers and scales of environmental change, identify risks and implications for society, and develop transformative sustainable solutions.
New Books

By Sharon L. Deem , Kelly E. Lane-deGraaf, Elizabeth A. Rayhel, Nov 2018.
Learn about the One Health Practitioners and a thorough introduction to the who, what, where, when, why, and how of One Health.

By George Luber, Jay Lemery (editor), Nov 2015.
Global Climate Change and Human Health examines the environmental crisis from a public health and clinical health perspective, giving students and clinicians the information they need to prepare for the future of healthcare.
Special Report

World Health Organization, ‎2018‎. This report is a contribution from the public health community to support the negotiations of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO

Popular Media
Banerjee A, Mossman K, Baid K, The Conversation, Dec 12, 2018.
In this article using two examples to explain the principles of One Health, The Conversation highlights how these examples enable us to tackle emerging problems that require solutions at the human-animal-environment interface.
Check out more videos and presentations in the Commission’s One Health Library
November 29, 2018 Webinar
In the first of a One Health Day 2018 webinar series hosted by the Commission’s One Health - Social Sciences Initiative , Dr. Craig Stephen discussed ‘how’ people make decisions based on ‘values’ and how helping people make healthy decisions that often require behavior change starts with an understanding of 'what' health is in a social context. Recording available
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December 11, 2018 Webinar:
Presentation by Bernadette Dunham, DVM, PhD, Professorial Lecturer , Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University, USA. (See Bio)
 The second of a series of One Health Day 2018 webinars hosted by the Commission's One Health Social Sciences Initiative to address the role of social science theories and methods in advancing One Health approaches to improve animal, human, and environmental health systems. Recording Available: (Click Register to start the recording)
Created by the International Veterinary Student Association Standing Committee on One Health, this video explains the general concept of One Health and how it all started.
One Health in Action in Communities

Toronto, Canada.  Community Veterinary Outreach's clinics provide preventive veterinary care & connect homeless pet owners to healthcare & social services. Watch their informational video!  

Seattle, Washington, USA. Persons experiencing homelessness and their pets both need medical care, yet many homeless persons with pets face barriers to accessing preventive medical services. One Health Clinic seek is implementing an innovative model where the homeless of Seattle could seek care for both themselves as well as their pets.
New Wilmington, Delaware, USA. Their One Health Plan uses pet health as a window into the health of the family and environment, said Patrick Carroll of the Delaware Humane Association. The volunteers are all students from three area universities: Wilmington University, University of Delaware, and Penn Veterinary School.

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