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Domestic One Health Activities

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In addition to supporting One Health activities around the world, CDC is involved in One Heath collaborations in the United States.

CDC Partnership with USDA and 4-H

In 2012, the CDC-USDA-4-H Public Health Youth Education Program was established to educate youth on the transmission and prevention of diseases that spread between animals and humans (known as zoonotic diseases).


To help empower millions of youth, CDC and its partners are developing materials to educate people about ways to prevent zoonotic diseases. Organizations from 10 states, including state public health departments, animal health departments, and 4-H programs, are assisting in the creation of these educational materials. Beginning in fall 2013, the materials are being piloted in select states.

Current products of the partnership include:

Partnership Objectives

  • Teach youth, leaders, and parents about zoonotic disease transmission and prevention.
  • Teach youth how to reduce their risk of getting a zoonotic disease.
  • Encourage youth to share their new knowledge about zoonotic diseases with their communities.
  • Teach youth how to help detect zoonotic diseases to help limit the impact of these diseases on individuals and their community.
  • Create lasting relationships between youth, their families, and public health agencies.
  • Create a sustainable partnership between federal and non-federal partners to address public health issues that relate to youth and animal contact.
  • Decrease the number of illnesses and deaths associated with zoonotic diseases in the United States.