One Health is the collaborative effort of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain sustainable optimal health for the ecosystem*. It is a cultural and behavioral concept with socioeconomic elements and impact.
*a biological community of living organisms (humans, animals, plants, and microbes) and their physical environment interacting as a system
During July 2015, the One Health Commission sent a letter to President Barack Obama to urge the creation of One Health platforms both in the United States and the United Nations. Dean Eleanor M. Green, the Carl B. King Dean of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University, signed on behalf of the Texas A&M One Health Initiative.
To read the full article, visit the September 2015 Dean's Corner.