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3.5 OneHealth

Learning Outcomes

After completing this module, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the burden of zoonotic diseases on human health.
  • Explain how acceleration in anthropogenic environmental change is contributing to increasingly numerous and complex public health problems at local, national, and global levels.
  • Describe the history of One Health.
  • Discuss how various organizations define One Health, identifying unifying concepts and principles that are required for the sustainable management of complex health problems arising from human, animal, and environmental interactions.

Developed by Jean M. van Seventer, VMD, Clinical Associate Professor of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health.