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    One Health Week webinar showcases global collaboration for a healthier world

    One Health Week webinar showcases global collaboration for a healthier world

    Photo By Jerry Arnold | One Health Webinar Days 2022 is an intellectual exchange of One Health concepts and...... read more read more

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. – The Army Public Health Center and Army Veterinary Services are sponsoring One Health Webinar Days, scheduled to be held Nov. 2-3.

    One Health Day, held annually Nov. 3, is a global campaign that celebrates and brings attention to the need for a One Health approach to address shared threats at the human-animal-environment interface, said Heather Bayko, an epidemiologist in the VS One Health Division and one of the lead coordinators of this year’s event. APHC and Army Veterinary Services sponsor One Health Week to give flexibility in scheduling One Health events at participating installations.

    APHC has been hosting the event virtually since 2020. Last year’s One Health Webinar Days had 289 participants from more than 81 different organizations. This year’s event will also be 100 percent virtual as participants from around the globe gather with partners from the Department of Defense and other partner organizations presenting on the One Health Week 2022 theme, “One Health Collaboration for a Healthier World.”. These webinars will be held via Microsoft Teams and are free to attend, but advance registration is required.

    “One Health Webinar Days 2022 is an intellectual exchange of One Health concepts and approaches to promote public health across the DOD Public Health Enterprise,” said Bayko. “Our goal is to encourage innovative One Health approaches to public health issues, and inspire creative partnerships.”

    This year’s One Health Webinar Days event includes a keynote address Nov. 2 from Defense Health Agency Director of Public Health, Rear Adm. Brandon Taylor, U.S. Public Health Service. There will also be additional speakers from DOD and other One Health partner organizations for sessions to include: plenary, toxicology, biosurveillence, environmental, and One Health and Public Health Response.

    Additional sessions Nov. 2 include:
    • One Health and Social Media
    • Public‐Private Partnerships for Healthier Outcomes
    • One Health Real‐time Bioincident Research Framework
    • Army Public Health Enterprise Support to Oahu Military Water Contamination Dec 2021 (Panel Discussion)
    • Adaptable Biosurveillance for Emerging Disease Threats
    • Next Generation Sequencing of COVID‐19 Variants in Wastewater Samples: A Biosurveillance Partnership

    Presentations Nov. 3 will focus on the environment as well as One Health and the Public Health Response. Planned sessions include:
    • Cultural Complexities of One Health in Global Engagement
    • National Veterinary Response Team supports National "One Health" Initiatives One Health Approach and Foodborne Illness Outbreaks coordinated by Food and Drug Administration
    • Environmental Change and Public Health in Africa - Closing the Gap Between Evidence and Practice
    • Climate Change and the Expanding Risks of Kinetoplastid Parasites to Military Personnel
    • Burn it down! The Effects of Prescribed Fire Regimes on Tick‐borne Disease Risks

    APHC and AVS officials say they hope this year’s event will benefit all participants.

    “Highlighting the importance of the intersection of humans, animals and the environment is critical to addressing public health problems through a One Health approach,” said Col. Matthew Enroth, AVS director.

    During One Health Week, many installations across the globe are offering One Health Week events. Participation of local One Health Week events at the installation level is voluntary and at the discretion of the Command Teams as mission allows. Contact your local installation Public Health to find local One Health Week events.

    These events have the goal of creating a healthy outcome for all.

    “One Health Week brings experts across disciplines together to look at public health problems at the intersection of animal, human and environmental health and suggest positive public health outcomes,” said Farhana Schickedanz, an operations manager at the Army Public Health Center.

    Registration for One Health webinar days is open through Oct. 21. To register please visit

    The Army Public Health Center focuses on promoting healthy people, communities, animals and workplaces through the prevention of disease, injury and disability of Soldiers, military retirees, their families, veterans, Army civilian employees, and animals through population-based monitoring, investigations, and technical consultations.

    NOTE: The mention of any non-federal entity and/or its products is for informational purposes only and is not to be construed or interpreted, in any manner, as federal endorsement of that non-federal entity or its products.



    Date Taken: 10.13.2022
    Date Posted: 10.12.2022 12:48
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