EcoHealth

, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp 228–233

Assessing Global Adoption of One Health Approaches

  • William Hueston
  • Jessica Appert
  • Terry Denny
  • Lonnie King
  • Jamie Umber
  • Linda Valeri
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DOI: 10.1007/s10393-013-0851-5

Cite this article as:
Hueston, W., Appert, J., Denny, T. et al. EcoHealth (2013) 10: 228. doi:10.1007/s10393-013-0851-5

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 Healthchange modelhuman–animal–ecosystem interface

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© International Association for Ecology and Health 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • William Hueston
    • 1
  • Jessica Appert
    • 1
  • Terry Denny
    • 2
  • Lonnie King
    • 3
  • Jamie Umber
    • 1
  • Linda Valeri
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MinnesotaMinneapolis-Saint PaulUSA
  2. 2.Penna PlcBelfastNorthern Ireland
  3. 3.The Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA