Colorado State University (USA) Director of Center for Comparative and Integrative Medicine Issues Strong One Health Endorsement

“I am delighted that the One Health Initiative is leading the charge of fostering collaboration and communication among all branches of health care.  The time has come to make this happen.  We need to bridge the gap between humans and animals as well as us and the planet as a matter of not only establishing best medical practices but also ensuring our collective survival.

Every day is “One Health” for me, extending from my human osteopathic medical practice to the Integrative Medicine Service at the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.  In my role as Director of the CSU Center for Comparative and Integrative Pain Medicine, I teach, research, and write about scientific, integrative medicine from a One Health perspective.  I educate students, practitioners, and the public about ways in which medical acupuncture, botanical medicine, manual therapy, and more apply and translate across the species spectrum (including humans) while at the same time leave a gentler footprint on the planet.”

Provided to the One Health Initiative website November 23, 2014 by:

Narda G. Robinson, DO, DVM, MS, FAAMA

Director, CSU Center for Comparative and Integrative Medicine

Medical Director and Educational Architect, OneHealth SIM

Colorado State University

Veterinary Teaching Hospital

300 West Drake Road

Fort Collins, CO  80523

970-297-4202 (phone)

970-297-1275 (fax) (email)

Editor’s note:  Dr. Robinson’s educational background and career & includes a unique combination of human osteopathic medicine (Doctor of Osteopathy degree) plus that of being a veterinarian, i.e. trained in veterinary medicine (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree)  Obviously this provides an ideal One Medicine/One Health perspective and appreciation for utilizing a multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary teaching approach to students at the college of veterinary medicine at Colorado State University (USA)  As a longstanding One Health Supporter/Advocate, Dr. Robinson is also listed on the One Health Initiative website’s Supporters page

“The One Health Initiative is a movement to forge co-equal, all inclusive collaborations between physicians, osteopaths, veterinarians, dentists, nurses and other scientific-health and environmentally related disciplines, including the American Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Nurses Association, American Association of Public Health Physicians, the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. National Environmental Health Association (NEHA).   The One Health concept has gained substantial international recognition during the first two decades of the 21st century, e.g. it is now endorsed by the World Health Health Organization (WHO), Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and World Organization of Animal Health (OIE).