The One Health Special Primary Interest Group focuses on the linkages among humans, animals and the environment through the One Health concept. One Health promotes a framework for the holistic understanding of factors impacting our increasingly connected world. The One Health SPIG encourages team-oriented approaches to solve complex health problems based on the understanding that health across all sectors is interrelated. Our members come together to discuss ways to promote the optimal health of people, domestic animals, wildlife, plants and our environment.
If you have a specific interest or passion, we encourage you to become involved as a member of our Policy, Membership, or Communications Committee.
Short on time? There are several other ways to be involved in our SPIG:
- Respond to an advocacy alert.
- Post field-related information or opportunities on APHA Connect.
- Encourage a colleague to join APHA.
Please contact our Chair, Jessica Schwind, to learn more about getting involved.
Share Your Story
Are you involved in a work-related or community-based initiative or event? Does it complement our focus to influence the human-animal connection and advance the One Health concept? If so, we want to share your story via our newsletter and social media sites! You can either submit a full article (maximum 500 words) or submit a 1-2 sentence quote with a link referencing an existing article. An accompanying photo is encouraged but not required. To share your story, please send it to our Newsletter Editor, Katharyn Kryda.
View our One Health Newsletter
Our newsletters features One-Health related news and opportunities, and it showcases the great work our SPIG members are performing around the world. View the newsletters here:
Fall 2021, Summer 2021, Spring 2021, Winter 2020, Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020
Featured Public Health Resources
CDC — One Health: Provides information, graphics and activities related to current zoonotic disease and food safety concerns.
WHO — Zoonoses and VPH: Global charity that provides funding to individuals and groups across a broad range of health-related initiatives, including vaccine development and tackling antimicrobial resistance.
Chair: Jessica Smith Schwind
Immediate Past Chair: Melanie Lieberman
Governing Councilor: Catherine Machalaba
Student Liaison: Kate Webb
Section Councilors: Benjamin Ashraf; Julianne Meisner; Molly Kreuze; Holly Richmond
Treasurer: Sheldon Waugh
Program Chairs: Stephanie Masiello Schuette, Tom Doker
Membership and Outreach Chair: Holly Richmond
Policy Chair: John Sanders
Communications Chair: Heather Martinez
For leadership contact information, log into APHA Connect using your member credentials.
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