About the One Health Initiative The One Health concept is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals and the environment. The synergism achieved will advance health care for the 21st century and beyond by accelerating biomedical research discoveries, enhancing public health efficacy, expeditiously expanding the scientific knowledge base, and improving medical education and clinical care. When properly implemented, it will help protect and save untold millions of lives in our present and future generations. May there never develop in me the notion that my education is complete but give me the strength and leisure and zeal continually to enlarge my knowledge. - Maimonides - One World-One Medicine-One Health **Addressing the connections between health and the environment—Accelerated biomedical research discoveries—Enhanced public health efficacy—Expanded scientific knowledge base—Improved medical education and clinical care** -- ADVANCING HEALTH CARE for the 21st century -- Humans & Animals Collaborative-Synergistic-Enlightening