CDC’s One Health Office: Who We Are
Casey Barton Behravesh, MS, DVM, DrPH, DACVPM
CDC’s One Health Office is the agency’s lead for One Health activities domestically and globally. Established in 2009, it is the first formal office dedicated to One Health established in a US federal agency. The office is located within the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at CDC in Atlanta, GA.
The One Health Office works to promote the One Health approach and increase awareness of CDC’s role in One Health in the United States and around the world. One Health Office experts work closely with human, animal (domestic and wildlife), and environmental health partners in the United States, in other countries, and with international organizations to build strong partnerships; develops tools and trainings to advance One Health; and leverages CDC’s expertise to assist partners in strengthening One Health efforts.
The CDC One Health Office serves as the head of the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) Collaborating Center for Emerging and Reemerging Zoonotic Diseases. One Health Office staff also serve as agency liaisons to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and WOAH.
One Health Focus Areas
- Zoonotic and emerging infectious diseases
- Pandemic preparedness and response
- One Health emergencies at the human-animal-environment interface
- One Health pan-respiratory disease surveillance
- Global health security and capacity building
- Strengthen One Health coordination in the United States
- Strategic One Health partnerships
- Prevent zoonoses shared between people and pets
One Health Office Priorities
- Lead CDC’s One Health strategy in the United States and around the world
- Coordinate partners to operationalize and strengthen One Health in the United States
- Advance One Health globally through development of tools and trainings for capacity building for global health security
- Leverage CDC’s expertise and engage partners to tackle One Health issues
- Provide technical expertise at the human-animal-environment interface, including during public health emergencies
- Fill the national void on control and prevention of pet-associated zoonoses through the Healthy Pets, Healthy People program
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