January Declared National One Health Awareness Month

On December 19, 2019 the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution Senate Resolution 462 introduced by Senators Dianne Feinstein (Democrat-California) and Martha McSally (Republican-Arizona) designating January 2020 as "National One Health Awareness Month" in the U.S. to promote collaboration between public, animal and environmental health scientists. [Source: One Health Commission]

One Health is a relatively new term being used by health experts - including at the U.S. (and other) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - to better focus on the linkages between human, animal and environmental health and the need to develop comprehensive solutions. For instance, public health specialists are now working with physicians and veterinarians to minimize the inappropriate use of antibiotics in human and animal patients to combat antibiotic resistance.

How can you celebrate One Health Awareness Month?

  • Post on Social Media about how One Health is important or has affected you or your loved ones.
  • Do a talk about One Health and One Health issues at a library, school, park, church, business etc. near you.
  • Plan and implement a One Health Day Event in 2020 to educate about One Health or One Health issues.