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One Health Newsletter Volume 12, Issue 1

The One Health Newsletter is a collaborative effort by a diverse group of scientists and health professionals committed to promoting One Health. This newsletter was created to lend support to the One Health Initiative and is dedicated to enhancing the integration of animal, human, and environmental health for the benefit of all by demonstrating One Health in practice.

The theme of this issue is One Health Communication and Education. All of the articles below display exciting applications of the One Health concept. This issue of the One Health Newsletter was written by professionals, post doctoral associates, and graduate/veterinary students with the assistance of our faculty editorial board and guest contributors.

To submit comments or future article suggestions, please contact any of the editorial board members below.

Micro-Editorial

One Health Communication and Education

By Paige Adams, Helena Chapman, Ellyn Mulcahy and Jean Paul Gonzalez

With national attention on One Health, the question remains: as a society, how can
we promote the One Health concept and encourage communication?

Why Teach Children about One Health?

By Deborah Thomson and Megan Eppler

Teaching One Health to kids is relatively easy. However, communicating the concept to adults
is challenging because they already have accepted academia-established scientific silos.

Venn Diagram for teaching children about One Health

Interprofessional Education and One Health: Focus on
an Offshore Caribbean School

By Rohini Roopnarine

To highlight the need for innovative approaches, Interprofessional Education (IPE) is a
pedagogical tool for familiarizing medical and veterinary students with the principles of One Health.

One Health for One Planet Education (1HOPE): The Story So Far

by Cheryl Stroud

With education as a primary focus, the One Health Commission communicates credible,
science-based information on One Health issues to the public.

One Health One Planet - the story so far

"ONE HEALTH - TOWARDS A UNIQUE HEALTH":
The Pharo’s Days (French. Les journées du Pharo)

By JP Gonzalez

A Tropical Medicine and Health Conference on "One Health - Towards a Unique Health"
was held in Marseille, France in October 2019.

Pharo's Days - program cover

  More than “Talking the Talk” – Extension Programming
and Communication Support One Health

by Sandy Procter

The role of the Cooperative Extension System (CES) in One Health is explained in the
context of global Extension collaborations on domestic and international issues.

Health and Wellness graph

The Tripartite Guide

By Valerie Jojola-Mount and Ellyn Mulcahy

This guide fills a widely acknowledged, though daunting, void in the One Health field:
how to deal with zoonotic disease epidemics in a systemic manner across the globe.

Understanding of the Impact of Air Quality on Population Health:
The Potential of Geostationary Satellite Instruments to
Increase Knowledge of Atmospheric Chemistry

By Susan Alexander, Aaron Naeger and Mike Newchurch

A state-of-the science spectrometer will measure tropospheric ozone,
nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and other trace pollutants that have
demonstrated strong association with health impacts.

Participatory Discussion on Rabies in Yabelo, Southern Ethiopia

Epidemiology and Geography. Principles, Methods and Tools of Spatial Analysis.
by Marc Souris, Ph.D.

Book review by JP Gonzalez

This book review explains spatial analysis and geographic information systems in
One Health, and focuses on the study of health-environment relationships.

Thumbnail: Epidemiology and Geography

Summer 2020 One Health Newsletter - Call for Articles 

The theme for the Summer One Health Newsletter is One Health and Pandemics, and
for Fall is One Health Research. We are calling all One Health professional and student
advocates to submit article ideas to one of the editorial board members for either of
these editions. The expected distribution for the next newsletter will be in July 2020.

For other One Health news and events, please visit...

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OHA

One Health Academy The One Health Academy supports a monthly seminar series that aims to enhance interdisciplinary collaborations, networking, and informal mentoring among health professionals, industry, and policy makers across various scientific topics that influence human, animal, and ecosystem health.

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Faculty Editorial Board

 Dr. Paige Adams
Paige Adams

College of Veterinary Medicine
Kansas State University

Dr. Jean Paul GonzalezJean-Paul J. Gonzalez
School of Medicine
Georgetown University

Dr. Ellen Mulcahy
Ellyn Mulcahy

Director
Master of Public Health
Kansas State University

Helena ChapmanHelena Chapman
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow
NASA Applied Sciences Program

Student Editors

Valerie Jojola Mount  A graduate student in the Master of Public Health program at Kansas State University. Her general focus is in infectious disease and zoonoses, with aspirations to further concentrate in epidemiology. She obtained a B.A. from the University of New Mexico in Biological Anthropology. Of particular interest for her is how the social determinants of health impact patterns of behavior like breastfeeding, particularly in American Indian populations.

Megan Eppler A graduate student in the Master of Public Health program at Kansas State University. Her general focus is in infectious disease and zoonoses and she hopes to pursue the field of parasitology. She has a passion for aiding populations with limited medical care where parasites are prevalent. The near-eradication of Dracunculus medinensis by the Carter Center inspired her to care for overlooked medical problems, such as entire villages falling blind from Onchocerca volvulus. Megan graduated with a B.S. in Biology and an English minor from Kansas State University.

Authors

Micro-Editorial: One Health Communication and Education

Editorial Board

Understanding of the Impact of Air Quality on Population Health: The Potential of Geostationary Satellite Instruments to Increase Knowledge of Atmospheric Chemistry

Susan Alexander - author info Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Alexander is certified as as an Adult Health Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Diabetes Management. She has clinical expertise in adult health and internal medicine, and diabetes management. Her reserach interests include health disparities in environmental research and mobile health applications in chronic disease management.

Aaron Naeger - author info Lead aerosol scientist at NASA SPoRT (Short-term Prediction Research and Transition Center) where he has developed an aerosol optical depth (AOD) composite product, which merges information from polar-orbiting and geostationary satellite sensors in an effort to provide a comprehensive understanding of the aerosol spatial distribution.

Mike Newchurch - author info Professor in the Atmospheric Science Department at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) where he has been affiliated since 1988. He has taught Atmospheric Chemistry, Photochemical Modeling, Remote Sensing, Atmospheric Dynamics, and Environmental Science.

"ONE HEALTH - TOWARDS A UNIQUE HEALTH": The Pharo’s Days (French. Les journées du Pharo)

Jean Paul Gonzalez - author info  Adj. Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Division of Biomedical Graduate Research Organization. School of Medicine, Georgetown University.

Why teach children about One Health?

Deborah Thomson - author info  Holds an S&T Policy Fellowship in the Legislative Branch, She is a clinical veterinarian, K-12 educator and curriculum developer, and is also a first responder during natural disasters, a public speaker, a musician, and a One Health advocate.

Megan Eppler - Graduate student in the Master of Public Health program at Kansas State University and student editor of the One Health Newsletter. See bio above.

Why teach children about One Health?

Rohini Roopnarine - author info  Associate Professor in Veterinary Epidemiology and Veterinary Public Health at St. George's University since 2008. She has a particular interest in zoonoses and the veterinarian’s role in global health. Her developing interest is in the area of educational research, and she has collaborated with the University of Nottingham, on a research project to evaluate the perceptions of the St. George’s University’s veterinary students on the importance of the One World, One Health, One Medicine initiative.

The Tripartite Guide

Valerie Jojola Mount  A graduate student in the Master of Public Health program at Kansas State University. Her general focus is in infectious disease and zoonoses, with aspirations to further concentrate in epidemiology. She obtained a B.A. from the University of New Mexico in Biological Anthropology. Of particular interest for her is how the social determinants of health impact patterns of behavior like breastfeeding, particularly in American Indian populations.

Ellyn Mulcahy- author info  Master of Public Health Director, Kansas State University.

"Epidemiology and Geography. Principles, Methods and Tools of Spatial Analysis" by Marc Souris, Ph.D. - book review

Jean Paul Gonzalez - author info  Adj. Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Division of Biomedical Graduate Research Organization. School of Medicine, Georgetown University.

One Health for One Planet Education (1HOPE): The Story So Far

Cheryl Stroud - author info  Dr. Cheryl Stroud, executive director of the One Health Commission, has a primary focus on One Health education, both locally and nationally. She believes strongly in interdisciplinary collaborations and seeks, via the One Health Commission (OHC), to connect One Health stakeholders into active teams, creating strategic networks and partnerships that will educate about all One Health Issues.

More than “Talking the Talk” – Extension Programming and Communication Support One Health

Sandy Procter - author info  Assistant professor in Kansas State University’s Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health and a specialist with K-State Research & Extension. As Extension Specialist in Maternal and Child Nutrition, Procter provides leadership and research-based information for local agents and educators across Kansas who program with parents and families. She works with undergraduate and graduate students passionate about hunger, food access and healthful eating. Procter’s interest in community-based nutrition education has taken her to Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia several times since 2008 to work with community health providers striving to improve the nutritional status of rural mothers and children.