Now—Two State Medical Associations (USA) Endorse One Health Concept Massachusetts Medical Society (USA) Adopts Landmark “One Health” oriented Resolution – First Posted on One Health Initiative website Friday, November 16, 2012 Massachusetts Medical Society (USA) Adopts Landmark “One Health” oriented Resolution ‘Collaboration between Human Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and the Environmental Sciences’ In December 2011 the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) www.massmed.org/ adopted a landmark policy supporting the importance of collaboration between human medicine, veterinary medicine and the environmental sciences and encouraging dialogue between human medical, veterinary medical, and environmental sciences professionals to identify opportunities to work together in the areas of medical education, clinical care, public health and biomedical research. This was reported to the One Health Initiative website team by Steven A. Ringer, MD, PhD, vice-chairman of the MMS public health committee. The original sponsors of the resolution were Kathleen Gensheimer, MD, MPH, Leonard Marcus, VMD, MD and Gary Kraus, MD, all notable One Health supporters/advocates. Dr. Gensheimer is a member of the One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono team’s Honorary Advisory Board http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php. The Florida Medical Association was the first state medical association to adopt a One Health resolution in July 2011. Among other professional organizations, the American Medical Association adopted a One Health resolution in June 2007. Additional national and international supporting organizations are listed on the One Health Initiative website http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php. Florida Medical Association (USA) Adopts One Health Resolution - July 31, 2011 - Posted One Health Initiative website Thursday, August 04, 2011 Florida Medical Association (USA) Adopts One Health Resolution “The Florida Medical Association (FMA) http://www.flmedical.org/HomePage.aspx adopted a resolution on Sunday July 31, 2011 in support of One Health”, according to John J. Lanza, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAP of the Florida Department of Health. Dr. Lanza is the Director of the Escambia County Health Department www.EscambiaHealth.com, Pensacola, Florida (USA). Please see Complete One Health resolution entitled Collaboration between Human Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and the Environmental Sciences (One Health) http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/FloridaMedicalAssociationAdoptedOneHealthresolutionJuly31,2011.pdf. * * * * “Whereas, The challenges of the 21st Century demand that these professions work together; and therefore be it RESOLVED, That our Florida Medical Association support the “One Health” initiative designed to promote collaboration among the health professions by improving the lives of all species through the integration of human medicine, veterinary medicine, and the environmental sciences; and be it further RESOLVED, That our FMA engage in a dialogue with the Florida Veterinary Medical Association and the Florida Public Health Association to determine and implement strategies for enhancing collaboration among the human medical, veterinary medical, and environmental sciences professions in medical education, clinical care, public health, and biomedical research.” Two Recent Notable One Health additions: · The World Medical Association (WMA) and World Veterinary Association (WVA) signed an historic collaborative One Health Memorandum in Bangkok, Thailand in October 2012 http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/WVA-WMAMOU(2).pdf · The American Association of Public Health Physicians (AAPHP), a prominent longstanding One Health supportive organization, formally endorsed the One Health Initiative on their website in November 2012 http://www.aaphp.org/OneHealth Current known U.S. and International One Health Supporter Organizations and Individuals http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php.
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