Creating Healthy Communities
|One Health (OH)|
The OH concept recognizes that the health of humans is inextricably linked to the health of animals and the environment. In the last three decades, 75% of new emerging human infectious diseases have come from animals. In 2007, the American Medical Association (AMA) passed an OH resolution promoting a human-veterinary partnership with the American Veterinary Association (AVMA). In 2009, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created a One Health Office (OHO) to promote the concept of OH and to guide CDC approaches to OH. Interest in OH has been growing in the public and private sectors as well as across the national and international scenes. Active supporters include, but are not limited to, the following: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), USDA; World Health Organization; World Bank; European Union; and United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The OH approach embraces the idea that anything adversely impacting the health of humans, animals and/or the environment can only be solved by intentional cooperation and collaboration across disciplines, agencies, institutions and organizations.
|NACo Healthy Counties Initiative|
NACo's Healthy Counties Initiative aims to enhance public/private partnerships in local health delivery, improve individual and community health, and assist counties to effectively implement federal health reform. The initiative engages county officials and private sector partners across the country.
|Creating Healthy Communities CoP eXtension|
Welcome to the Creating Healthy Communities CoP. The primary purpose of the Creating Healthy Communities CoP is to provide resource support to professionals and community leaders working to improve community health. To help them make positive impacts on their communities, our efforts are focused on providing resources supportive of the following goals: (a)Improving the Health of Vulnerable Populations; (b)Developing Community Engagement and Leadership Skills; (c) Fostering Informed Health Policy Decisions; and, (d) Advancing Healthy Community Environments. If you would like to get involved with the Creating Healthy Communities CoP click here: