The One Health Office facilitates and coordinates program activities that seek to attain optimal health for people and animals by promoting global collaboration between human and veterinary medicine while engaging the principles of public health and ecosystem health.
Greater progress in prevention and control of infectious diseases requires a more directed effort focusing on the complex interplay between human health, the health of animals, and the environment.
Therefore, the Office focuses on activities that promote an integrated approach to public health, reflecting the interconnectedness of a larger ecological system. To achieve this, the Office builds partnerships and promotes trust-based relationships among multiple sectors and disciplines, internal and external to CDC, to more precisely address this convergence of human and animal health.
Recent One Health Related Meetings
- High Level Technical Meeting to Address Health Risks at the Human-Animal-Ecosystems Interfaces: Mexico City, Mexico, November 15-17, 2011
- Expert Meeting on One Health Governance and Global Network: Atlanta, GA, October 31-November 1, 2011
- One Flu Strategic Retreat: Castelbrando, Italy, February 1-3, 2011
- Infectious Disease and One Health: Vaccines and Therapeutics: Atlanta, GA, February 2, 2011
Stone Mountain Meeting Workgroups
The specified goal of the Stone Mountain meeting (SMM) was to identify clear and concrete actions to move the concept of One Health from vision to implementation. Meeting participants defined a 3-5 year vision of One Health. Seven activities were identified as being critical steps in attaining the 3-5 year vision and separate workgroups were formed to address each of these activities.
The One Health Office facilitates production of a SMM workgroup newsletter. This newsletter details progress and provides updates for each of the workgroups, serving as a resource for all interested in SMM follow-up.