The One Health Commission took a significant step toward achieving its goal of integrating animal, human and environmental health when it recently opened its official headquarters at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.
The Commission has come a long way since its inception in 2007 under the leadership of then-AVMA President Dr. Roger Mahr. The creation of a permanent entity that would foster close collaboration between the fields of animal, human and environmental health was an integral part of Dr. Mahr’s presidential objectives.
One Health Commission members include the AVMA, the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, the American Medical Association, the American Public Health Association, the Association of Academic Health Centers, the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.
We would like to congratulate Dr. Mahr and the entire One Health Commission team for this milestone in their journey. May it be just the beginning of even greater accomplishments to come.