CDC Promotes An Introduction to One Health

CDC Learning Connection: Connect. Learn. Improve health.NEPHTC is excited to announce that An Introduction to One Health is being promoted by the CDC Learning Connection for the month of June. The CDC Learning Connection helps public health and healthcare professionals stay informed about quality trainings from CDC, other federal agencies, and federally funded partners. Each month, they feature trainings on this website and promote them via a newsletter, social media, and partner outreach.

“As front-line healthcare providers, nurses have a unique opportunity to change the awareness and dialogue surrounding the connection between human, animal, and environmental health,” said one nurse reviewer of the course. “This course adds evidence and information to their toolbox that broadens their understanding of this connection. Using their trusted voice, armed with this evidence, learners can help their patients make connections they may be unaware of in terms of their health.”

About this Self-Paced Course

Have you heard the term “One Health” but aren’t quite sure what it means or how it is different from public health? This course introduces One Health (human-animal-environmental health) to the public health practitioner. Areas of focus include zoonotic and vectorborne diseases, pollution and ecosystem change, comparative medicine, and human-animal-environment interactions. Multiple examples are provided, including for COVID-19. You’ll come away with a new perspective on health!

Learning Objectives

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define One Health
  • Provide examples of how humans, animals and the environment are interconnected
  • List the major competency areas for One Health practice
  • List four main topic areas of One Health and provide examples within each and their areas of overlapping
  • Describe multiple One Health aspects of COVID-19