November 3, 2023 is the eighth annual One Health Day, a global campaign that celebrates and brings attention to the need for a One Health approach to address shared health threats at the human-animal-environment interface. This year, we look forward to the publication of the first ever “National One Health Framework to Address Zoonotic Diseases and Advance Public Health Preparedness in the United States: A Framework for One Health Coordination and Collaboration Across Federal Agencies”, anticipated in early 2024. The draft framework is currently posted on the Federal Register for public comment – we encourage you to review and comment on the framework before the comment period ends on November 6.
We also encourage you to celebrate One Health Day by sharing examples of your One Health work and how you address different challenges affecting people, animals, and our shared environment. By continuing to work together, we can improve health for all.
Feel free to use and share the resources below:
- One Health Day graphics, key messages, and sample social media messages
- Sample outreach content (attached)
- CDC’s One Health fact sheet and graphics
- CDC’s One Health in Action stories
Help to support One Health Day by:
- Joining the social media conversation using #OneHealthDay.
- Following, retweeting, and liking social media posts from @CDC_NCEZID and @CDCgov.
- Sharing One Health resources with your partners and stakeholders.
- Joining us for our monthly Zoonoses and One Health Updates (ZOHU) Call on November 1 at 2pm ET.
One Health is a collaborative, multisectoral, and trans-disciplinary approach — working at the local, regional, national, and global levels — with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment (US Government Definition, Established 2017).
Keisha Bohannon, MPH (she/her)
Communication Lead, One Health Office
Health Communication Specialist, Health Communication Science Office
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)