The Veterinary Public Health Special Primary Interest Group focuses on the linkages among humans, animals and the environment through the One Health concept. One Health promotes a framework for the holistic understanding of factors impacting our increasingly connected world. The VPH SPIG encourages team-oriented approaches to solve complex health problems based on the understanding that health across all sectors is interrelated. Our members come together to discuss ways to promote the optimal health of people, domestic animals, wildlife, plants and our environment.
If you have a specific interest or passion, we encourage you to become involved as a member of our Membership or Communications Committee.
Short on time? There are several other ways to be involved in our SPIG:
- Respond to an advocacy alert.
- Post field-related information or opportunities on APHA Connect.
- Encourage a colleague to join APHA.
Please contact our Chair, Melanie Lieberman, to learn more about getting involved.
Share Your Story
Are you involved in a work-related or community-based initiative or event? Does it complement our focus to influence the human-animal connection and advance the One Health concept? If so, we want to share your story via our newsletter and social media sites! You can either submit a full article (maximum 500 words) or submit a 1-2 sentence quote with a link referencing an existing article. An accompanying photo is encouraged but not required. To share your story, please send it to our Communications Chair, Jessica Schwind.
View our Veterinary Public Health One Health Newsletter
Our newsletters features One-Health related news and opportunities, and it showcases the great work our SPIG members are performing around the world. View the newsletters here:
One Health Newsletter Fall 2020
One Health Newsletter Summer 2020
One Health Newsletter Spring 2020
Featured Public Health Resources
CDC — One Health: Provides information, graphics and activities related to current zoonotic disease and food safety concerns.
WHO — Zoonoses and VPH: Global charity that provides funding to individuals and groups across a broad range of health-related initiatives, including vaccine development and tackling antimicrobial resistance.
Chair: Melanie Lieberman
Chair-Elect: Jessica Schwind
Immediate Past Chair: Catherine Machalaba
Governing Councilor: Tom Doker
Student Liaison: Kate Alucard
Section Councilors: Bill Courtney, Nivedita Ravi-Caldwell, Benjamin Ashraf, Julianne Meisner, Molly Kreuze
Secretary: Alison Stout
Treasurer: Sheldon Waugh
Program Chairs: Stephanie Masiello, Tom Doker
Nominations Chair: Catherine Machalaba
Membership Chair: Holly Richmond
Policy Chair: John Sanders
Communications Chair: Jessica Schwind
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