South Eastern European Journal of Public Health (SEEJPH) Preparing society to create the world we need through ‘One Health’ education George R. Lueddeke, PhD, Gretchen E. Kaufmann, DVM, Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP, Rosina C. (Tammi) Krecek, DSc, MBA, A. Lee Willingham, DVM, PhD, Cheryl M. Stroud, DVM, PhD, Johann M. Lindenmayer, DVM, MPH, Bruce Kaplan, DVM, Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH, Thomas P. Monath, MD, John (Jack) Woodall, PhD Cite this article: Lueddeke G, Kaufmann G, Kahn L, Krecek R, Willingham A, Stroud C, Lindenmayer J, Kaplan B, Conti L, Monath T, Woodall J. Preparing society to create the world we need through ‘One Health’ education. SEEJPH 2016, Vol. 6. DOI 10.4119/UNIBI/SEEJPH-2016-122 Abstract Growing concerns about a threatened environment, conflicts, inequities, poverty, ideological extremes, and consumerism are all indicative of a pressing need to reflect on the global status quo and to find constructive and long-term, sustainable strategies for planet and people. The need to give the younger generation “a better deal” for helping to shape a sustainable world has been embraced by the global One Health Commission (OHC) in association with the One Health Initiative (OHI). Envisioning a program that provides funding for national and global One Health-themed educational projects, One Health leaders - in collaboration with partners - call for collective action by legislators, public / private educators, and public health professionals to support the development and implementation of progressive and comprehensive global One Health learning opportunities. One Health (and well-being) projects led by teachers who want to make a difference could begin in primary/secondary schools and extend through graduate and professional education. The overall intent of the concept paper is to raise awareness about the urgent need for the development and to explore the concept further through a small pre-project proposal conference (possibly off and/or on-line) with a view to fleshing out a strong plan to fund the envisioned global learning program. ... Acknowledgement: This commentary was first published in the South Eastern Journal of Public Health, Volume VI, 2016 Permission granted to re-publish in other journals by the exec editor: Prof. Dr. med. Ulrich Laaser DTM&H, MPH Section of International Public Health (S-IPH) Faculty of Health Sciences University of Bielefeld POB 10 01 31 D-33501 Bielefeld E-mail: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org Website: https://branded.me/ulrich-laaser/ SEEJPH: www.seejph.com On Facebook: www.facebook.com/ulrich.laaser.9 On Twitter: @laaseru On Skype: laaseru http://www.seejph.com/index.php/seejph/article/view/122 Note: Drs. Lueddeke http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/221215GLShortBio.pdf, Kaufmann, Kahn, Krecek, Willingham, Stroud, Kaplan, Conti, Monath and Woodall are recognized international leaders in the One Health movement.