“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.” “Between animal and human medicine there are no dividing lines--nor should there be. The object is different but the experience obtained constitutes the basis of all medicine.” --Rudolf Virchow, MD (the father of cellular pathology)-- This “Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through One Health Act of 2018 (S.2615)” One Pager - Call to Action was prepared by a voluntary ad hoc committee of representative One Health advocate-leaders... Committee members: Joseph F. Annelli, DVM, MS - Former Director, One Health Coordination Center, Senior Advisor for Agriculture and Health Systems, Office of the Associate Deputy Administrator, Veterinary Services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Principal Author Helena J. Chapman, MD, MPH, PhD – Currently, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellowship, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Earth Science Division, Washington, DC Bernadette Dunham, DVM, PhD - Former Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD. Currently, Professorial Lecturer, The Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University, Washington, DC – Committee Legislation Leader & Primary Spokesperson Bruce Kaplan, DVM - Contents Manager/Editor One Health Initiative website, co-founder One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team (OHI), former U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) epidemiologist (EIS) and USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) staff officer, Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS), Washington, DC Carrie La Jeunesse, DVM, CT - Owner and Principal LaJeune Consulting; Alumna American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Congressional Sciences & Technology Policy Fellow, U.S. House of Representatives; past President Washington State Veterinary Medical Association Gerald W. Parker, DVM, PhD, MS - Currently, Associate Dean for Global One Health, Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), serving as Campus Director for Global One Health for Texas A&M University, holding joint appointments in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, as strategic advisor of the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases in AgriLife Research, and the Bush School of Government & Public Service, as Director of the Biosecurity and Pandemic Policy Program. Formerly principal deputy assistant secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. Cheryl M. Stroud, DVM, PhD - Executive Director, One Health Commission (OHC), former American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) representative to OHC, Immediate Past Chair, North Carolina One Health Collaborative (NC OHC), Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences, NC State University, College of Veterinary Medicine The One Health Commission (OHC) and One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team (OHI) mutually encourage all One Health community supporters to help widely distribute, promote and actively participate in this call to action for significant bipartisan One Health/public health legislation consideration and expeditious enactment by the U.S. Congress. Notably, “One Health” is a nonpartisan issue. Please see complete draft PDF copy attached.