One Health IG
One Health is an interdisciplinary public health initiative that explores the intersection of human, animal, and environmental health. It encompasses topics such as zoonotic diseases, climate change, and the human-animal bond. The One Health approach depends on the contributions of professionals from a variety of disciplines including physicians, veterinarians, epidemiologists, ecologists, and many others.
As future physicians, it is important that we understand the multifactorial relationships that exist between humans, the environment, and animals. Understanding these interconnections will allow us to not only provide optimal treatment for our future patients, but to have awareness about infectious illness prevention at the individual and population level. Further, understanding such relationships is increasingly important as our national and global environment continues to change.
The mission of the One Health Interest Group is to promote awareness of the interconnection of human, animal, and environmental health. Our goal is to expose future physicians to One Health concepts and provide opportunities to expand and enrich their professional networks. We hope to enhance the academic curriculum of UACOM-Phoenix by informing students about the interdisciplinary work of various One Health professionals, such as environmental scientists, veterinarians, epidemiologists, physicians, and many more.