American Society of Microbiology (ASM) Press publication, Microbiology Spectrum “Making One Health a Reality - Crossing Bureaucratic Boundaries” CAROL RUBIN, DVM, MPH1, BERNADETTE DUNHAM, DVM, PhD2, and JONATHAN SLEEMAN, VetMB, Dipl.ACZM, MA3 1National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333; 2Center for Veterinary Medicine, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD 20855; 3National Wildlife Health Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Madison, WI 53711 “ABSTRACT: A One Health approach requires that nontraditional partners with differing mandates collaborate and communicate effectively. Barriers to such redefined relationships range from personality and institutional cultural and value differences to impediments that require changes in agency-specific policies. This article reviews interagency One Health collaborations, nationally and internationally. It presents a series of case studies that describe situations in which barriers were overcome, thus culminating in successful One Health outcomes. The case studies illustrate challenges, tipping points, and externally enabling factors that help institutionalize cross-bureaucratic working relationships. Likewise, the cases demonstrate the added value of taking a One Health approach to solving (or preventing) public health problems.” http://ohcea.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Making-One-Health-a-Reality-Crossing-Bureaucratic-Boundaries-Rubin-et-al-MicrobiolSpectrum-Feb2014.pdf Permission to post on One Health Initiative website granted April 10, 2014 by: Lindsay Williams |Editorial and Rights Coordinator, ASM Press American Society for Microbiology 1752 N Street, NW | Washington, DC 20036 202.942.9245 direct | 202.737.3600 main | 202.942.9342 fax Note: Drs. Rubin, Dunham and Sleeman are all listed on the One Health Initiative Supporter website page http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php. Dr. Dunham is also a member of the One Health Initiative team’s Honorary Advisory Board http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php.