December, 2020

One Health Commission
2020 Annual Report

It’s the network!! 

The One Health Commission (OHC) has been busy during the COVID-19 pandemic with
One Health Education and Outreach activities,
providing Global One Health Community
Resources / Services and with One Health Advocacy efforts.

 Education and Outreach
  • To aid public understanding of One Health relative to the pandemic, the OHC has been compiling select popular media OpEds and Commentaries about the COVID-19 pandemic that mention and/or call for One Health. These articles are what the ‘public’ reads and this webpage can provide quite an education for law and policy makers.
  •  Since the onset of the pandemic, the Commission's Global One Health Community Listserv has increased by over 2,000 to now over 12,400 individuals. The OHC also continues to provide listserv services for the International Student One Health Alliance (ISOHA).
  •  In April 2020 the OHC partnered with the WHO Global Outreach and Response Network (GOARN) in its COVID-19 Call to Action seeking experts in the global One Health community who were willing and able to assist during the pandemic. In July the OHC, OHEJP, and WHO GOARN led a Global Survey of One Health Networks and Workforce Response to COVID-19 that saw over 1,000 participants. Results will be published soon.
  • In 2020 Executive Director Stroud gave 20 One Health presentations, 3 podcast and 1 documentary interviews. Since 2014 she has given over 90 One Health talks / lectures and interviews.
  • Since 2015 the OHC has led or provided webinar support for over 100 educational events, including 16 led by ISOHA, 41 led by the Washington DC One Health Academy, 3 hosted by the Rabies in the Americas (RITA) Conference, and 16 led by the Commission’s One Health-Social Sciences Initiative (OHSS) initiative.   
Global One Health Community Resources and Services

Nurturing the Next Generation of
One Health leaders
One of the Commission’s most exciting and fulfilling endeavors since 2015 has been supporting creation of an independent International Student One Health Alliance (ISOHA), working with them to Connect Student One Health Groups around the world, providing a Student One Health Listserv and webinar support (16 so far) for their educational efforts. 

One Health Advocacy – Think Globally, Act Locally
               Though the Commission works globally and, as a 501c3 non-profit licensed in the US, can only do limited ‘lobbying’, it is working to educate US law and policy makers and staff about the urgency of embracing and imple-menting One Health. In the U.S., since July 2019 it has provided an overview webpage on the Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through One Health Act of 2019. At the bottom of that page one can review advocacy efforts (such as educational Congressional ‘Briefings’ for both House and Senate) and access information on how organizations can become part of an informal coalition of US One Health partners being led by the OHC. US citizens can also access an Action Alert webpage provided by the AVMA, an OHC founder and sponsor. Leading One Health organizations in other countries are encouraged to take similar local actions to make One Health the default way of doing business at all levels of research, academia, clinical practice, government and policy.
No other organization deliberately recruits professionals across so many sectors
to join hands in so many joint global community One Health actions and endeavors .
Thank You for being a critical part of the global One Health Community. We look forward to hearing from you and/or your organization soon.

Cheryl Stroud, DVM, PhD
Executive Director
The One Health Commission is a US based a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, E.I.N. 27-0799294.
Financial contributions are tax deductible.
And a Special Thank You to One Health Commission's Sponsors!
Without you we could not do the Commission's global work to
 'connect, create, and educate' for One Health.
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