Another Outstanding One Health program… Center for One Health Illinois – USA http://vetmed.illinois.edu/initiatives/center-for-one-health-illinois/ “One Health is the collaborative effort of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain optimal health for people, animals, and the environment.” JA Herrmann, DVM, MPH, DACT Director, Center for One Health Illinois Director, DVM-MPH Program Clinical Associate Professor, Veterinary Clinical Medicine1008 West Hazelwood Drive, MC 004 Urbana, IL 61802P: 217-265-6585 The Center for One Health Illinois focuses on fostering human, animal, and ecosystem health through the three broadly defined areas of education, research, and public outreach: Education: To educate of a new cadre of health professionals who understand the determinants and contributing factors affecting human, animal, and ecosystem health (One Health), how public health policy affects the health of all three, and how public health policy is developed Research: To understand disease processes that occur at the interface of human and animal activities and their effects on the environment Outreach: To improve our society’s preparedness and response to natural and intentional exposures of biological, chemical, and physical agentstreach is an important component of the mission of the Center for One Health Illinois. The center facilitates communication among experts in human health, animal welfare, and ecosystem health. Past projects include: Conducted the first “One Health Illinois” summit with invited key leaders from state and local agencies, universities, non-governmental organizations and industry to determine how groups may better collaborate to address human, animal, and ecosystem health issues in Illinois. Surveyed workforce needs of local health departments in Illinois. This was a follow-up survey to one completed in 2003. Used the MAPP model to assess community health in Stephenson County, Ill. (2009, 2013) and Champaign County, Ill. (2011, 2014) as part of the Illinois Plan for Local Assessment of Needs. Designed and conducted a two day, national forum entitled: The University of Illinois Colloquium on One Medicine: Designing an intra-university public health program at the interface of human, animal and ecosystem health Designed and conducted a functional exercise for the Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Food, Drugs and Dairies to test the readiness of state and local agencies in the face of a food-borne illness outbreak associated with intentional bacterial contamination. Journal Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Vol. 6, #1, article 49, 2009. Hosted a one-day workshop entitled, “Tools for Integrated One Health Surveillance,” for invited experts from academia, state public health agencies and private industry. Completed “Flu at the Zoo,” a multi-state, functional, USDA-funded react and respond to an outbreak of avian influenza exercise for zoos. Continue to work with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications on the development of an integrated One Health surveillance system in Illinois. Hosted a free community forum series entitled “One Health & You: News You Can Use.” Topics included animal welfare, food safety, emerging tick-borne diseases, and public health perspectives on marijuana, energy drinks and antimicrobials in milk, meat, bottled water and vaccinations. Developed and completed a four-part continuing medical education series for physicians and veterinarians, in conjunction with Carle Hospital Foundation, entitled “One medicine, one health, one community.” Partners o Conservation Medicine Center of Chicago o UIC School of Public Health o University of Illinois Zoological Pathology Program Steering Committee [In the true spirit of One Health, this committee reflects an interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary/transdisciplinary approach] The Center for One Health Illinois steering committee consists of: Mark Dworkin, MD, MPHTM, Epidemiology Section Coordinator, School of Public Health, University of Illinois-Chicago Ned Hahn, PhD, Associate Professor Emeritus, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Jack Herrmann, DVM, MPH, Director of DVM/MPH program, Center for One Health Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Ron Hershow, MD, Interim Division Director, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Illinois-Chicago Lois Hoyer, PhD, Associate Dean for Research and Advanced Studies, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Yvette Johnson, DVM, PhD, Clinical Epidemiologist, Center for One Health Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign James Slauch, PhD, Director of the Medical Scholars Program, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Herb Whiteley, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign See more at: http://vetmed.illinois.edu/initiatives/center-for-one-health-illinois/#sthash.Lk5YWFKi.dpuf Note: Dr. Herrmann is a recognized longstanding One Health leader/supporter.