U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) One Health Office Launches Historic ONE HEALTH Website
The One Health Initiative website was notified October 25, 2010 that the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) office of One Health has launched their new ONE HEALTH website:
Please see the website’s related links at http://www.cdc.gov/onehealth/related.html
The One Health movement has expanded exponentially in the U.S. and globally during these last few years. The CDC’s new Office of One Health and their One Health website represent an important and significant historic landmark of recognition for the public health community.
The CDC (http://www.cdc.gov/) has long been recognized as the premier public health agency of the U.S. government.
“For over 60 years, CDC has been dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability. We are committed to programs that reduce the health and economic consequences of the leading causes of death and disability, thereby ensuring a long, productive, healthy life for all people.”Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
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The current CDC Director is Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH. Dr. Frieden took the helm as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry on June 8, 2009.
The One Health Initiative website’s pro bono, autonomous team of Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP, Bruce Kaplan, DVM, Thomas P. Monath, MD, and Jack Woodall, PhD applauds this One Health advancement.
Notification provided by:
Alison Laing, MPH
ORISE Fellow, One Health Office
Division of High-Consequence Pathogens & Pathology
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road, MS A-30
Atlanta, Georgia 30333
Addendum (October 27, 2010):
Joan Hendricks, VMD, PhD, Dean, University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (one of the earliest institutions in the U.S. to recognize the enormous value of One Health principles) wisely pointed out to the One Health Initiative website that it should be noted that there are many past, current and potential future interdisciplinary professions co-equally important to the advancement of One Health. In addition to physicians, veterinarians, and health scientists, Dr. Hendricks correctly recognizes the significance of including osteopaths, nurses, dentists and other allied health professionals.