The following recommendations have been based on the findings of the One Health Initiative Task Force (OHITF) both during their meetings and in the follow up sessions held by the working groups. While the AVMA and the AMA will plan to assume a leadership role in this effort, the success of these recommendations will depend heavily on buy-in and participation by the health science professions, academic institutions, governmental agencies, and industries.
The following recommendations, which are not listed in order of priority, will be set in motion should the Executive Board, and other organizations, accept the report and recommendations and commit the resources and funding necessary to support the establishment of a joint steering committee which will begin the execution of the remaining recommendations.
Reports full of great ideas sit on shelves everywhere, and they remain empty promises because of a lack of skills, resources, and plans to execute them. Our recommendations will only be fulfilled if action is taken, resources identified and committed, and leadership supported. We urge you to join us in supporting the One Health Initiative.
2014 American Veterinary Medical Association