Urgent help needed…to all One Health supporters and advocates!
Please contact (write and call) your U.S. Senators and House of Representatives congresspersons:
Regarding S.2852, Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2018, a bipartisan bill https://www.help.senate.gov/hearings/s2852-pandemic-and-all-hazards-preparedness-and-advancing-innovation-act-of-2018. Note that One Health is a nonpartisan issue for the benefit of ALL… “One Health is the collaborative efforts of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain optimal health for people, animals, plants and our environment. One Health implementation will help protect and/or save untold millions of lives in our generation and for those to come.”
“There was a key phrase left out of the adoption of Senator Tina Smith (Democrat, Minnesota) and Senator Todd Young (Republican, Indiana) One Health amendment to PAHPA. It is critical to insert “through a One Health Framework” where Senator Smith proposed.
Many federal Departments and Agencies are working together but more in parallel than in true collaboration. Some are already developing a “One Health Framework” and need Congress to direct the development and use of such a framework to move from rhetoric to reality.
Working together works. The One Health approach works to save money and lives. Three words is all it will take to make this a reality.”