One Health Day

One Health Day November 3

November 3, 2020, marks the fifth annual One Health Day, a global campaign that celebrates and brings attention to the need for a One Health approach to address shared health threats at the human-animal-environment interface.

One Health is a collaborative, multisectoral, and trans-disciplinary approach — working at the local, regional, national, and global levels — with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.

One Health Day provides an opportunity for experts and the community to join together in One Health education and awareness including sharing stories about One Health in action. Communication, coordination, and collaboration among partners working in animal, human, and environmental health as well as other relevant partners are an essential part of the One Health approach. Working together allows us to have the biggest impact on improving health for people, animals, and our shared environment.

Many people may not realize their role in One Health, but everyone has a role to play, including physicians; veterinarians; pet owners; policymakers; disease detectives; laboratorians; farmers; law enforcement; and many more!

This One Health Day, we invite you to think about your work or lifestyle and share how it fits into a One Health approach.

Join us in celebrating One Health Day

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Key Messages

  • One Health is an approach that recognizes that the health of people is closely connected to the health of animals and our shared environment.
  • One Health is not a new concept, but it has become more important in recent years. This is because many factors have changed interactions between people, animals, and our environment. These changes have led to the emergence and reemergence of zoonotic diseases.
  • Zoonotic diseases can be spread between animals and people. More than half of all infections that people can get are zoonotic.
  • One Health is a team sport. A successful One Health approach to public health involves many experts working together to improve the health of people, animals — including pets, livestock, and wildlife – plants, and the environment.
  • A One Health approach can help address many kinds of public health threats, including zoonotic diseases, antibiotic resistance, vector-borne diseases, food safety and security, chronic disease, mental health, and more.
  • Communication, coordination, and collaboration among partners working in animal, human, and environmental health as well as other relevant partners are an essential part of the One Health approach. Working together allows us to have the biggest impact on improving health for both people and animals living in a shared environment.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic is an example of a disease emerging as a result of close contact between animals and people. A One Health approach recognizes the close connection between the health of people, animals, and the environment and the role this connection plays in the emergence of new diseases.
  • Fighting disease threats like COVID-19 requires One Health collaboration across the human health, animal health, and environmental spectrum. No one person, organization, or sector alone can effectively address diseases at the animal-human-environment interface.

Sample Social Media Messages

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November 3 is #OneHealthDay. A #OneHealth approach helps achieve the best health for people, animals, and our shared environment. Learn more: http://bit.ly/CDCOHDayexternal icon

#OneHealth recognizes that human, animal, and environmental health are connected. By protecting one, we help protect all. Learn more: http://bit.ly/cdcOneHealthexternal icon

#OneHealth helps achieve the best health for people by recognizing our connection to animals and our shared environment. Learn more: http://bit.ly/cdcOneHealthexternal icon #OneHealthDay

A #OneHealth approach can benefit all kinds of #publichealth issues, from antibiotic resistance to food security. Learn more: http://bit.ly/cdcOneHealthexternal icon #OneHealthDay

#OneHealth is a team sport. We can protect human health, animal health, and our shared environment by working together. Learn more: http://bit.ly/cdcOneHealthexternal icon #OneHealthDay

#OneHealth is more important than ever as we navigate the #COVID19 pandemic. Fighting new disease threats requires One Health collaboration across human, animal, & environmental health sectors. http://bit.ly/cdcOneHealthexternal icon #OneHealthDay

Fighting diseases with global consequences like #COVID19, Ebola, & Zika requires #OneHealth collaboration across human, animal, & environmental health partners. No one sector can address these diseases alone. http://bit.ly/cdcOneHealthexternal icon

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Today is One Health Day. Learn how a One Health approach to public health can bring experts together to improve the health of people, the environment, and animals, including pets, livestock, and wildlife. Learn more: http://bit.ly/CDCOHDayexternal icon

Did you know that more than half of all infections people can get can be spread by animals? In celebration of One Health Day this year, learn how a One Health approach to public health can lead to healthier people, animals, and environment. Learn more: http://bit.ly/cdcOneHealthexternal icon

The goal of One Health is to recognize the connection between people, animals, plants, and our shared environment, so we can better work together to achieve the best health outcomes for all. Learn more: http://bit.ly/cdcOneHealthexternal icon

COVID-19 is just one example of a disease resulting from close contact between animals & people. A One Health approach recognizes the connection between people, animals, & environment, and how this contributes to the spread of disease. Learn more: http://bit.ly/cdcOneHealthexternal icon