APTR is pleased to announce the release of the AAVMC /APTR One Health Interprofessional Education Working Group Call for Case Studies Proposals. The Working Group seeks proposals for new, previously unpublished case studies. Proposals are due by Friday, June 12, 2015 and must include the components described below. Case studies describing the participation of individuals from different professional disciplines and developed by faculty from more than one health profession are highly encouraged.
The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) Healthy People Curriculum Task Force (HPCTF) has collaborated with the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) to convene a Working Group in around the One Health Interprofessional Education Initiative. This initiative seeks to integrate One Health concepts into the degree programs of health professions students through the case study method of instruction.
The Working Group has developed a broad-based One Health Educational Framework designed for use in all health professions education. The One Health Case Study project aims to engage faculty in developing interprofessional teaching cases as well as case studies specific to an individual field of study.
One Health is the collaborative effort of multiple disciplines – working locally, nationally, and globally – to attain optimal health for people, animals and our environment. The One Health initiative focuses attention on the importance of the connections between human health, animal health, and ecosystem health. The recent Ebola virus outbreak, along with the growing recognition of the importance of antimicrobial resistance, a spectrum of emerging and re-emerging diseases, as well as the positive benefits of human-animal interactions, is bringing One Health concepts to the attention of health professions educators.