The One Health Initiative at University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) - USA   “Throughout the world, hunger, poverty, and infectious disease threaten the world’s overall health and well-being. Without action, these issues will spiral out of control and have irreversible effects. The One Health Initiative has shown a clear commitment to this necessary action in its promise to enhance the health of humans, animals, and the environment. Step by step, the One Health Initiative makes progress toward bettering public health, furthering research, educating the global population, and saving millions of lives. ...”   Submitted Exclusively to One Health Initiative website June 13, 2013 by: Joan C. Hendricks, VMD, PhDThe Gilbert S. Kahn Dean of Veterinary MedicineSchool of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of Pennsylvania110 Rosenthal Building3800 Spruce StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19104-6044Phone:  215 898-8841FAX:  215 573-8837     Ashley Berke Director of Communication University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine 3800 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 215.898.1475      Note: Dr. Hendricks is a prominent, recognized One Health leader and significant One Health Supporter/Advocate