NASEM Health and Medicine
On February 23, 24, and 25, 2021, the National Academies’ Forum on Microbial Threats will host a virtual workshop to examine ways to systemize and integrate the One Health approach as part of outbreak prevention, detection, preparedness, and response efforts. This workshop will explore multi-sector collaboration mechanisms, community engagement strategies, workforce development, and policies that can effectively implement the core capacities and interventions of One Health principles to strengthen national health systems and enhance global health security.
This workshop will feature invited presentations and discussions on a number of topics, including (but not limited to):
- Strategies to systematize One Health in national prevention, detection, preparedness, and response efforts;
- Strengthening the global health workforce with One Health capacities;
- Policies that underscore the interconnectedness of animal, plant, human, and environmental health
- Potential priority actions to unite organizations – public and private, domestic and international – in efforts to overcome newly discovered hurdles based on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Workshop speakers and discussants will contribute perspectives from government, academia, private, and nonprofit sectors.