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AAVMC ‘s “Call for Case Studies” Supports ASPPH Population Health across All Professions

The One Health Interprofessional Education Initiative, created as a result of the ASPPH Framing the Future’s Population Health across All Professions’ framework, is sponsored by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) in collaboration with the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) and the Healthy People Curriculum Task Force (HPCTF). Dr. Karin Opacich, University of Illinois School of Public Health as well as Dr. Richard Riegelman and Dr. Claire Standley, both of the GW Milken Institute School of Public Health, are members of the initiative’s Working Group.

One Health focuses on the relationship among human health, animal health, and ecosystem health. One Health concepts have been integrated into the education of veterinarians. The new initiative aims to develop an interprofessional approach.  The Working Group has approved a One Health education framework designed for use in veterinary medicine, public health, and clinical health professions education.  As a next step the Working Group has put out a “call for case studies” encouraging and recognizing the development of case studies that can be used for teaching in veterinary medicine, public health, and/or clinical health professions’ education.

Proposals for case studies are due June 12. Those selected to develop case studies will be notified by July 3. Authors of accepted proposals are expected to submit a completed case study by October 30. Completed case studies will be peer-reviewed. Lead authors of case studies completing the peer review process will receive a stipend and recognition as a One Health Scholar. Up to five exceptional case studies will be selected by the Working Group for presentation at the AAVMC Annual Conference in Washington, DC from March 4-6, 2016.

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