One Health is incredibly vast and progressing on a daily basis. With so many possibilities, it would be difficult to list all of the ways people can get involved in One Health, but we have a list of ten simple ways you can help. But, don't feel limited to those listed below. Use your knowledge, skills, and interests to make your own positive impacts.
- Check out the final report of the One Health Initiative Task Force, which presents a wealth of information and recommendations, including steps which led to the development of the One Health Commission.
- Explore the One Health Commission website as well as others which address One Health. A brief list of such websites is provided on the Additional Resources page.
- If you're a veterinary student, get engaged with the SAVMA's One Health Challenge and perhaps even apply for an AVMA Headquarters or Government Relations Division Externship.
- If there's not already a pharmaceutical take-back program available in your area, visit Unwantedmeds.org to learn how you can get one started.
- Spread the word about One Health to your family, friends, classmates, veterinarian, physician, and everyone else you can.
- Develop or participate in an activity for World Rabies Day.
- Sign up for ProMED Mail from the International Society for Infectious Diseases and receive e-mail alerts of human, animal, and plant diseases from around the world.
- Become more aware of and proactive with issues which impact the health of animals, humans, and the environment.
- No contribution to One Health is too small – just do what you can when you can.