The following individuals were contacted by the One Health Initiative Task Force Wise-Person Working Group. The charge of the Working Group was to contact stakeholder groups and individuals who are interested in the One Health Initiative, and to obtain their ideas on key areas and concepts that the Task Force could consider in preparing its report. This included individuals nominated for the Task Force, and individuals and organizations who previously provided written materials for the Task Force to consider.
The following selected comments are provided to give insight into the breadth and depth of the perspectives of those individuals contacted in the Wise-Person calls.
Veterinarians in wildlife health, public health, human medicine, the human-animal bond, clinical practice, academia, research, agriculture, and the AVMA's Council on Research and Council on Public Health and Regulatory Veterinary Medicine:
American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine Diplomates:
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Select examples to communicate One Health concepts to the public
One Health Initiative Support from the American Society for Microbiology:Microbiologists also embrace the interrelatedness of human, animal, and environment health. Specifically, the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has endorsed the One Health Initiative. Microbiology is seen as a major interface among the disciplines of human, animal, and environmental health, and microbiology research also furthers goals of the Initiative through collaboration with both veterinary and human medical fields. One Health issues that are relevant to the ASM include areas such as emerging infectious diseases and climate change.