is an initiative that has been primarily led by the veterinary community within the state.
This year’s conference will consist of a tabletop exercise that provides participants with an overview of actions taken at the Federal, State and local level when a public health & animal disease incident, specifically Bovine TB occurs. It will focus on the role that key personnel play in the response. A large amount of information in this tabletop exercise will be generated from discussions among participants as they go through a hypothetical scenario. During the tabletop exercise, participants will assess existing plans, policies and procedures and think about how they would realistically apply them in the event of an incident. This tabletop exercise will help to facilitate discussion among various participating entities, such as emergency response managers, State and local entities and the private sector within the state.
is a movement to forge co-equal, all inclusive collaborations between physicians, osteopaths, veterinarians, dentists, nurses and other scientific-health and environmentally related disciplines, including the American Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Nurses Association, American Association of Public Health Physicians, the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. National Environmental Health Association (NEHA). Additionally, more than 800 prominent scientists, physicians and veterinarians worldwide have endorsed the initiative.
Recognizing that human health (including mental health via the human-animal bond phenomenon), animal health, and ecosystem health are inextricably linked, One Health seeks to promote, improve, and defend the health and well-being of all species by enhancing cooperation and collaboration between physicians, veterinarians, other scientific health and environmental professionals and by promoting strengths in leadership and management to achieve these goals.