Guardians of the Public's Health

AAPHP is a Proud Supporter of the One Health Initiative (OHI).

One Health is the collaborative efforts of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain optimal health for people, animals, plants and our environment.

One Health implementation will help protect and/or save untold millions of lives in our generation and for those to come.”...Between animal and human medicine there are no dividing lines--nor should there be.” Rudolf Virchow, MD (the father of cellular pathology) 

Learn More:  

The One Health Initiative Website at:

View a comprehensive One Health presentation to Congress by Bernadette Dunham DVM, PhD available at:

View and listen to a presentation on One Health recorded at the 2013 AAPHP Annual Meeting and given by AAPHP  and One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team Member  Laura H Kahn MD, MPH, MPP

First download the presentation: KAHN_AAPHP_02_13_.pdf

Next listen either by downloading the MP3 file OneHealthInitiative Lecture.mp3 

Or by clicking here:

Comment by AAPHP Treasurer Dave Cundiff MD MPH on AAPHP's long history of One Health Initiative support.  Listen by downloading the mp3 file Cundiff.mp3 or by clicking here;

How can Public Health Physicians  help the One Health Initiative?

1) Learn more about the One Health Initiative at

2) Encourage collaboration at the State Medical Society Level.  Examples of resolutions passed by  State Medical Society societies are here:  

Florida :

Massachusetts :,%202012.pdf

3) Information specifically for clinical physicians is available at:

4) Join AAPHP's efforts to improve collaboration.  Members interested in working furthur on the One Health Initiative and/or who are working to advance the One Health Initiative in their medical societies should send a note to  Interested Public Health Physicians who are not yet AAPHP members can find information, membership forms and/or join online at

Our President's endorsement of One Health is available here:

One Health Initiative Advances Care for Humans, Animals and the Environment


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