American Academy of Pediatrics’ Official News Magazine Encourages One Health Support   “To promote better awareness of zoonotic infections, identify animal-related allergies, understand the health benefits of human-animal relationships and recognize animals as sentinels in environmental risk exposures, the Academy is supporting a collaborative effort of human and veterinary medical organizations called the One Health Initiative. Pediatricians are asked to consider animal-related issues in daily practice by taking a history of animal contact and consulting and collaborating with local veterinarians. For details, visit”   Please see statement:   Permission to post this statement and link to the official News Magazine of the American Academy of Pediatrics on the One Health Initiative website was graciously provided by:   Jennifer Frantz, MPH Manager, Committee on Infectious DiseasesDivision of Technical and Medical ServicesAmerican Academy of Pediatrics141 Northwest Point Blvd.Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098Tel: 847-434-7939Fax:   The AAP previously endorsed One Health with a statement from their President Robert W. Block, MD, FAAP.  This was posted May 11, 2012 on the One Health Initiative website.  See below:   American Academy of Pediatrics Endorses One Health   Statement issued to One Health Initiative team/website May 10, 2012     The American Academy of Pediatrics is a not-for-profit medical association of more than 60,000 member pediatricians in the United States and throughout the world.  For more than 80 years, the Academy has devoted its energies and resources to the attainment of optimal health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.   The Academy supports pediatricians, veterinarians, and other health care professionals in their efforts to prevent zoonotic disease transmission. It publishes pediatric guidance on minimizing the risk of exposure to animals in the home and to animals in public settings, and its policy is used in pediatric medical research and education worldwide.   The Academy has embraced the concept of the One Health initiative since 2008, supporting its aims to enhance interdisciplinary collaboration between human health, veterinary medical, and environmental professionals.   Robert W. Block, MD, FAAP President American Academy of Pediatrics                                                      One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team:                                                                                          Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP ▪ Bruce Kaplan, DVM ▪                                                                                          Thomas P. Monath, MD ▪ Jack Woodall, PhD ▪                                                                                          Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH   Important Note: The One Health Initiative team with assistance from prominent Yale medical school physician, Peter M. Rabinowitz, MD, MPH, recently produced a One Pager “Practicing “One Health” for the Human Health Clinician (Physicians, Osteopaths, Physician Associates, Nurse Practitioners, Other Human Health Care Providers)” in English and Spanish language (translation) versions: See:  and