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EcoHealth

, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp 228-233

Assessing Global Adoption of One Health Approaches

  • William HuestonAffiliated withUniversity of Minnesota Email author 
  • , Jessica AppertAffiliated withUniversity of Minnesota
  • , Terry DennyAffiliated withPenna Plc
  • , Lonnie KingAffiliated withThe Ohio State University
  • , Jamie UmberAffiliated withUniversity of Minnesota
  • , Linda ValeriAffiliated withUniversity of Minnesota

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Abstract

Transdisciplinary One Health (OH) approaches have been rediscovered as a promising tactic for addressing complex health risks at the human-animal-ecosystem interface. However, there is little evidence of widespread adoption of OH approaches as the new operating normal for addressing these complex health issues. We have used a transformational change model as an evaluation tool and part of an overall assessment of the global adoption of OH approaches. This assessment establishes a point of reference for measuring progress toward OH approaches being the new operating normal. Global adoption of OH approaches will require more strategic efforts to build the case (value proposition), recruiting a broader pool of One Health champions, solidifying partnerships and unifying OH efforts.

Keywords

One Health change model human–animal–ecosystem interface