Educating children about pet safety and health

One health is a global movement that recognizes the important connections between human health, animal health and environmental health. One Health calls for collaboration between different disciplines and different sectors or agencies, all with the same goal of achieving optimal health outcomes. The human-animal-environment interface represents that human health is closely related to the health of animals and the environment we all share. Partners from every sector in human health (doctors, nurses, public health specialists, epidemiologists), animal health (veterinarians, animal control, animal care facilities, agricultural workers), environmental health (ecologists, wildlife experts) and other areas of expertise communicate, collaborate and coordinate activities. Whether it is a local or global health problem, realizing that no one sector or agency can tackle the problem alone, but that working together and combining knowledge and resources at the human-animal-environment interface is more effective a way to achieve success and protect health.

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What is One Health? From concept to action – World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)

Examples of One Health in Los Angeles County:


SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans and animals)

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI or bird flu)

Leptospirosis outbreak in dogs in 2021

Healthy pets, healthy families

To learn more about One Health:

One Health – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

One Health – American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

One Health – World Health Organization (WHO)

One Health – World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)

One Health – California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)

One Health – United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

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One Health Fact Sheet – CDC

To share ideas and One Health with the community:

One Health Social Media Graphics – CDC

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Why One’s Health Matters – CDC

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One Health Coordinates, Communicates and Collaborates – CDC

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What is One Health? – CDC One Health includes all – CDC

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A Health Concern – CDC Vector-borne diseases are a health concern – CDC

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Zoonotic Diseases Spread Between Animals and Humans Zoonotic Diseases – CDC

Printable Resources:

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The Interrelated Threat of Antibiotic Resistance – CDC Why One Health Matters – CDC

Last update: October 11, 2022

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