DVIDS – News – One Health Week webinar showcases global collaboration for a healthier world

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

One Health Day, held annually on November 3, is a global campaign that celebrates and draws attention to the need for a One Health approach to addressing shared threats to the human-animal-environment interface, Heather said. Bayko, an epidemiologist at VS One Division of Health and one of the main coordinators for this year’s event. APHC and the Army Veterinary Services are sponsoring One Health Week to provide flexibility in scheduling One Health events at participating facilities.

APHC has been holding the event virtually since 2020. Last year’s One Health webinar days brought together 289 participants from over 81 different organizations. This year’s event will also be 100% virtual as participants from around the world come together with partners from the Department of Defense and other partner organizations showcasing the One Health Week 2022 theme, “One Health Collaboration for a Healthier World. “. These webinars will take place via Microsoft Teams and are free, but pre-registration is required.

“One Health Webinar Days 2022 is an intellectual exchange of One Health concepts and approaches to promoting public health in the DOD public health enterprise,” Bayko said. “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 on November 2 from the Defense Health Agency’s Director of Public Health, Rear Admiral Brandon Taylor, US Public Health Service. There will also be additional speakers from DOD and other One Health partner organizations for sessions that will include: Plenary, Toxicology, Biomonitoring, Environment, and One Health and Public Health Response.

Additional sessions on November 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 of Oahu Army Water Contamination, December 2021 (panel discussion)
• Adaptable biomonitoring for emerging disease threats
• Next Generation Sequencing of COVID‐19 Variants in Wastewater Samples: A Biomonitoring Partnership

Presentations on November 3 will focus on the environment as well as One Health and the public health response. Scheduled sessions include:
• Cultural complexities of One Health in global engagement
• The National Veterinary Response Team supports national One Health initiatives, the One Health approach, and foodborne illness outbreaks coordinated by the Food and Drug Administration
• Environmental Change and Public Health in Africa – Bridging the Gap Between Evidence and Practice
• Climate change and increasing risks of kinetoplastid parasites for military personnel
• Burn it! The effects of prescribed fire regimes on the risk of tick-borne diseases

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

“Emphasizing the importance of the intersection of humans, animals and the environment is essential to addressing public health issues through a One Health approach,” said AVS Director Colonel Matthew Enroth.

During One Health Week, many facilities around the world offer One Health Week events. Participation in local One Health week events at the installation level is voluntary and at the discretion of command teams, as the mission permits. Contact your local facility’s public health to find local One Health Week events.

These events aim to create a healthy outcome for all.

“A Health Week brings together experts from all disciplines to examine public health issues at the intersection of animal, human and environmental health and suggest positive public health outcomes,” said Farhana Schickedanz, lead operations at the Army Public Health Center.

Registration for One Health webinars is open until October 21. To register, please visit https://phc.amedd.army.mil/topics/campaigns/onehealth/Pages/default.aspx

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

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Date taken: 13.10.2022
Date posted: 10.12.2022 12:48
Story ID: 431136
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