United States Animal Health Association (Executive Committee) Approves Support of One Health Initiative
The One Health Initiative website was notified today (March 24, 2010) that The Executive Committee of the United States Animal Health Association (USAHA) recently approved the organization to become an official supporter of the One Health Initiative. We would appreciate being included in your list of supporters, as well as provide any of our organization’s expertise in animal health to the Initiative. Attached is a formal letter designating our support [please see letter published of support on Publications page http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications.php].
Benjamin D. Richey
United States Animal Health Association
4221 Mitchell Ave.
St. Joseph, MO 64507
Note: The autonomous pro bono One Health team of Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP, Bruce Kaplan, DVM, Thomas P. Monath, MD and Jack Woodall, PhD (managers of the One Health Initiative website) are delighted to learn that the United States Animal Health Association (Executive Committee) has endorsed the One Health concept.
USAHA, since 1897, has been and continues to be recognized as a premier “non-profit, member-driven, science-based organization devoted to prevention, control and eradication of animal disease in the United States. USAHA has nearly 1200 members representing state and federal agencies, universities, industry and veterinary organizations and other groups with interest in animal health, disease control, animal welfare, food safety and public health. USAHA serves as a clearinghouse for new information and methods that can be used in the development of laws, regulations, policy and programs. Through deliberations of its annual meeting and 32 committees, USAHA works to develop solutions to animal health-related issues.”
USAHA has been added to the One Health Initiative’s website One Health Supporter lists. Please see http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php and http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications.php (scroll down).