One Health Commission Lands at Iowa State University

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.

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  1. This is a tremendous achievement for the One Health Commission. Dr. Roger Mahr has been a tireless champion for this initiative, and a permanent location now at ISU will give an added stability to this program. I see there are several tremendous candidates who have been nominated for the AVMA representative to the Commission’s Board of Directors to replace Michael Cates. He has served our association well on this Commission’s Board. This representative will be elected by the AVMA Executive Board at the April Board meeting. If anyone wants to advocate for a particular candidate be sure to contact your Executive Board District Representative or anyone on your AVMA Executive Board.