National Academies of Practice (NAP) Addresses One Health in June 2015 Letter to U.S. President

June 15, 2015

The President

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20500  

Dear Mr. President:

On behalf of the National Academies of Practice (NAP), representing 14 health care professions (Audiology, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Podiatric Medicine, Psychology, Social Work, Speech & Language Pathology, and Veterinary Medicine) who strongly champion interprofessional health practice and education, I write in support of the sentiments shared by seven U.S. Senators in a February 12, 2015 letter and the May 21, 2015 letter from the American Public Health Association to you advocating for a multidisciplinary “One Health” approach to pandemic prevention. This approach considers the integral connections between human, animal and environmental health to more effectively address the current and future disease threat within the United States and globally. ...


Satya B. Verma, OD, FAAO, FNAP, Diplomate

President, National Academies of Practice


Please read entire letter by clicking on NAP One Health letter to the White House.

Provided by: 

Cheryl Stroud, DVM, PhD, Executive Director, One Health Commission;; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dept Clinical Sciences, NC State CVM, 224-622-1839
Note: Dr. Stroud is a longstanding One Health supporter