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


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