Monday, June 7, 2010 The California Aggie The California Aggie > Campus News > UC Davis observes National Public Health Week University of California, Davis, CA (USA)  observes National Public Health Week Professionals discuss topics in societal health Written by Kyle Sporleder Aggie Staff Writer Published on Apr 8, 2010 … [Dr.] Cheryl Scott, program director for the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicines Calvin Schwabe One Health Project, suggested collaboration is needed in all fields of health in order to address the concerns of the nation as a whole. According to Scott, One Health is the idea that one must consider factors that affect the health of all organisms. One Health is the intersection of human, animal and ecosystem health, Scott said. It makes sense that since we all live in the same environment, then that environment must be healthy in order for us to be. Scott wants attention drawn to crises that affect everyone, not just one life or entity, such as infectious diseases, food contamination, drug-resistant bacteria, habitat destruction and air/water quality. One way to do that, she argues, is to engage students today who will be the workforce we depend on tomorrow. We need more smart and passionate people engaged in health issues, Scott said. They need to be aware that none of us are isolated anymore. What affects one of us will eventually affect all of us. And students entering the health field need to realize that. … Read the entire article at