The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the 2017 edition of the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards), which define the key elements of an effective retail food regulatory program for state, local, tribal, and territorial food regulatory agencies. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is providing an opportunity for public comment on the "Survey on the Occurrence of Foodborne Illness Risk Factors in Selected Institutional Foodservice and Retail Food Stores Facility Types." The submission deadline is April 9, 2018. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))
FDA has decided that the public would benefit by having recall information about FDA-regulated products as soon as possible, even though further evaluation remains to be done. Moving forward, FDA will include "not-yet-classified" recalls of human drugs, foods, and veterinary products in the weekly Enforcement Report, even while classification work is still ongoing. (U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), HHS)
Researchers developed a system for the discovery of foodborne illness mentioned in online Yelp restaurant reviews using text classification. The system is used by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to monitor Yelp for foodborne illness complaints. (American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA))
Recorded lecture from November 2017 focuses on One Health, the concept that human, animal, and environmental health are linked. This concept can serve as a framework to analyze the interrelationships between food security, the environment, and emerging diseases. (University of Cambridge)
The National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility will research high-consequence biological threats involving zoonotic (i.e., transmitted from animals to humans) and foreign animal diseases. (U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) USA)
The National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases aims to prevent disease, disability, and death caused by emerging diseases (those that are new or just recently identified), and zoonotic diseases (those spread from animals to people). (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)
Since 1969, USAMRIID has served as the Department of Defense's (DoD) lead laboratory for medical biological defense research. While our core mission is to protect the warfighter from biological threats, we also investigate disease outbreaks and threats to public health. (U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) USA)
The U.S. Public Health Service provides veterinarians an opportunity to serve as a Commissioned officer and pursue a One Health concept of medical care. The USPHS Veterinary Category provides officers opportunities in public health, epidemiology, food safety, laboratory animal medicine, veterinary pathology, and regulatory compliance and oversight. (U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS))
The Pan American Foot-and-Mouth Disease Center (PANAFTOSA) is a scientific center of the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) which has carried out important work in foot-and-mouth disease, zoonoses, and food safety. (Pan American Health Organization (PAHO))
The VMD aims to protect public health, animal health, the environment, and promote animal welfare by assuring the safety, quality and efficacy of veterinary medicines. (UK Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) UNITED KINGDOM)
FAO aims to prevention and control zoonoses and minimize the risk of contamination (biological, chemical and physical) entering the food chain trough animal products. (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO))
The Veterinary Public Health Special Primary Interest Group focuses on the interface of humans and animals; not only the relevant diseases, but also the quality of life, health benefits and environmental health issues. They also positively influence the human-animal connection and advance the One Health concept. (American Public Health Association (APHA))
This commission brings together the American Society for Microbiology, the American Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Public Health Association, the Association of Academic Health Centers, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, and the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies cooperating across disciplines to achieve optimal health for people, domestic animals and wildlife.
The One Health Initiative is a movement to forge co-equal, all inclusive collaborations between physicians, osteopathic physicians, veterinarians, dentists, nurses and other scientific-health and environmentally related disciplines.
USAHA is a science-based, non-profit, voluntary organization comprised of state and federal animal health officials, national allied organizations, regional representatives, and individual members. USAHA works with state and federal governments, universities, veterinarians, livestock producers, national livestock and poultry organizations, research scientists, the extension service and seven foreign countries to control livestock diseases in the United States. Website includes links to all the animal industry and species-specific veterinary associations as well as agencies and disease-specific information.
The National Veterinary Response Team (NVRT) provides assistance in identifying the need for veterinary services following major disasters, emergencies, public health or other events requiring Federal support and in assessing the extent of disruption to animal and public health infrastructures. (Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), HHS)
Interagency state organizations dedicated to preparing, planning, responding and recovering during animal emergencies in the United States. SART is a public private partnership, joining government agencies with the private concerns around the common goal of animal issues during disasters.
The Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases (ProMED) is a program of the International Society for Infectious Diseases. It has several moderators for animal diseases and zoonoses and uses electronic communications to provide up-to-date news on disease outbreaks around the world. (International Society for Infectious Diseases)
The overall objective of GLEWS is to improve data sharing and risk assessment for animal disease threats of the three sister organizations (FAO, OIE and WHO) for the benefit of the international community. (World Health Organization (WHO))
NARMS is a collaboration among Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (Center for Veterinary Medicine) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (Food Safety and Inspection Service and Agricultural Research Services) within the framework of FoodNet and CDC's Emerging Infections Program's Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity Program. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)
An online data tool with public access to nearly 20 years of information on foodborne, waterborne, and other enteric (intestinal) disease outbreaks. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)
FSIS conducts tests for chemicals-including antibiotics, sulfonamides, and various other drugs, pesticides and environmental chemicals-in meat, poultry and egg products destined for human consumption. This site links to the sampling plan, the testing results and information on the tests used, as well as a list of violators. (Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA (FSIS))
AVMA represents the interests of veterinarians on federal legislative and regulatory issues that influence animal health, public health and the veterinary profession. This sites provides summaries of selected AVMA policies, state veterinary medical associations, AVMA federal and state government relations contacts, comprehensive issue papers, and tools for effective advocacy efforts. (American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA))
Catalog of printable educational materials and videos on topics related to food safety, nutrition (including labeling and dietary supplements), and cosmetics. These materials are intended for consumers, educators, dietitians, and health professionals. as well as for industry and regulators. (U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), HHS)
IVIS website provides free (registration required) access to original, up-to-date publications, proceedings of veterinary meetings, short courses, continuing education, an international calendar of veterinary events, image collections and much more.
JVDI is devoted to all aspects of veterinary laboratory diagnostic science, including anatomic pathology, bacteriology/mycology, clinical pathology, epidemiology, immunology, laboratory information management, molecular biology, parasitology, public health, toxicology, and virology. Content is open access after a 12-month embargo. (Sage USA)
This special issue (vol 123 iss 3) of Public Health Reports focuses on the important interface between public health and veterinary medicine for improving human health, animal health, and food safety. Co-published with the Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. (Public Health Reports)
This journal indexed by PubMed covers international research and developments in veterinary epidemiology, animal disease prevention and control, animal health economics, and One Health. Read abstracts online for free-subscription required to access full text.
Fee-based knowledge resource center for animal health and infectious diseases that includes many full text journals, conference proceedings and electronic books, as well as online expert forums for veterinarians.
The policy roadmap consists of 11 core policy recommendations that are aimed at curbing antibiotic resistance in livestock. The recommendations are split into three key areas: 1) decreasing livestock use of medically important antibiotics; 2) monitoring livestock antibiotic use, and 3) enhancing surveillance and data integration to inform antibiotic resistance policy. (George Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Health)
The recommendations in this compendium serve as a basis for animal rabies prevention and control programs throughout the United States and facilitate standardization of procedures among jurisdictions, thereby contributing to an effective national rabies control program. (National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians)
This compendium provides standardized recommendations for public health officials, veterinarians, animal venue operators, animal exhibitors, visitors to animal venues and exhibits, teachers, camp operators, and others concerned with control of disease and with minimizing health risks associated with animal contact in public settings. (National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians)
Public health and food safety are one of the areas highlighted in this 2005 report which discusses how veterinary research offers numerous opportunities for improving animal and human health. Pages 132-6 discuss the CDC's involvement in veterinarian training and research.
The seventh edition (2008) of the Committee on Foreign and Infectious Diseases of the United States Animal Health Association gray book. Over 400 pages including many color photographs. (United States Animal Health Association (USAHA))
A comprehensive report that attempts to define the nature, extent, scope, and implications of the "Livestock Revolution" in developing countries. (International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) USA)
Harry Michael Chaddock developed this 25-page paper (n.d.) at the request of U.S. Senate staffers to show how veterinarians are involved in public health issues. (Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges)
CAPC, an independent industry-sponsored council established to create guidelines for the optimal control of internal and external parasites that threaten the health of pets and people. Brings together broad expertise in parasitology, internal medicine, public health, veterinary law, private practice and association leadership and provides consumer and practitioner information on separate websites. Some Spanish materials.
CONSULTANT is a veterinary diagnostic support system used to suggest possible causes for clinical signs and symptoms. It provides a brief synopsis of the cause including a general description, species affected, associated signs/symptoms, and literature references.
Global disease alert map that brings together disparate data sources for a comprehensive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health. Data is aggregated by disease and displayed by location with links to disease alerts. (Boston Children’s Hospital)
Edited by Susan E. Aiello, B.S., D.V.M., E.L.S. and published by Merck & Co., Inc. NJ, USA, the Manual is a free online browseable and searchable reference that describes many zoonotic diseases and provides a quick reference table of more than 200 Global Zoonoses with distribution, probable means of transmission and clinical manifestations in humans.
PANAFTOSA houses the Virtual Library in Veterinary Public Health (http://bvs.panaftosa.org.br/index.php?lang=en) and several information systems: the Epidemiological Information System SIEPI, the Epidemiological Surveillance System for Rabies in the Americas SIRVERA, and the Continental Epidemiological Surveillance System SIVCONT (production and training). It also offers events, which are routinely announced via the PANAFTOSA Regional Events Directory.
NACCHO works to increase the capacity of local health departments to address environmental health issues including vector control, integrated pest management, and infectious diseases related to rodents and other emerging vectors. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))
Annual summaries of domestic foodborne disease outbreaks based on reports provided by state, local, and territorial health departments. These summaries help public health practitioners better understand the pathogens, foods, settings, and contributing factors involved in these outbreaks. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)
The Atlas of Salmonella in the United States, 1968-2011, summarizes 42 years of laboratory-confirmed surveillance data on Salmonella isolates from humans. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)
A model that assists food control jurisdictions at all levels of government by providing them with a scientifically sound technical and legal basis for regulating the retail and food service segment of the industry (restaurants and grocery stores and institutions such as nursing homes) (U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), HHS)
FCC-EMPRES for animal health, plant protection and food safety contain the main technical capacities of FAO to address transboundary animal and plant and pests and diseases, including aquatic and forest pests and diseases, food safety and radiation threats, and to support countries in the fight against these threats. (United Nations (UN))
The WHO department of Food Safety and Zoonoses (FOS) provides leadership in global efforts to lower the burden of diseases, thereby strengthening the health security and ensuring sustainable development of Member States. (World Health Organization (WHO))
An interactive tool to display data on graphs, maps, and tables for select pathogens transmitted commonly through food. Users can create custom searches and download data from the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet), which covers about 15% of the United States population. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)
This CIFOR toolkit allows state and local health departments to conduct self-assessments of their outbreak detection, and to implement appropriate recommendations. (Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response)
National Agricultural Biosecurity Center aims to develop, coordinate, implement, and leverage a broad range of programs and capabilities to address diverse threats to the U.S. and world agricultural economies and food supply. (Kansas State University (KSU))
NEARS is a national effort to systematically collect, analyze, interpret, and disseminate environmental data from foodborne illness outbreak investigations. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)
PulseNet compares the DNA fingerprints of bacteria from patients to find clusters of disease that might represent unrecognized food or water disease outbreaks. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)
The CFOI will prepare you to utilize environmental health principles and food safety knowledge in collaboration with outbreak response partners to assess foodborne illness risks, perform environmental assessments, identify contributing factors and antecedents, and implement control measures to prevent the spread of foodborne illness and protect the public. (National Environmental Health Association (NEHA))
This training is targeted to environmental health professionals conducting environmental assessments for foodborne disease outbreak investigations. This just-in-time model provides a succinct, "on-the-go" training for environmental health professionals to refresh their skills on a variety of processes critical to conducting an environmental assessment. (Colorado Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence)
VCEHP is an online learning series that contains 11 online courses and emphasizes the use of integrated pest management (IPM) to address public health pests and vectors that spread diseases, including Zika virus and others. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS, Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine)
The University of Wisconsin partnered with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) to provide this repository of food safety-related learning objects. Includes access to UTMB's Clinical Laboratory Science learning objects. Free registration required. This project is sponsored in part by the US Department of Agriculture, Higher Education Challenge Grant.
This fellowship provides third and fourth year medical and veterinary students with valuable public health experience in an international setting. The main focus of the fellowship is a 6 to 12 week field assignment. Fellows are mentored by experienced CDC staff and learn through hands-on experience while working on a public health project in a developing country. The CDC-Hubert Global Health Fellowship is endowed by the O.C. Hubert Charitable Trust. (CDC Foundation)
The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics have created a combined 5-year program of study that can result in earning both the Masters in Public Health degree and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees. (Colorado State University)
The Veterinary Public Health (VPH) program allows students to combine their veterinary studies at any accredited veterinary college while pursuing the M.P.H. at the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health.
The Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health program is administered through the Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences within the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. (Texas A&M University USA)
CRIS is the USDA's documentation and reporting system for ongoing and recently completed research and education projects in agriculture, food and nutrition, and forestry. (U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA))
Large nonprofit foundation 501(c)(3) dedicated to funding research studies to protect, treat and cure animals, including companion animals (dogs, cats, horses, llamas/alpacas), as well as wildlife (mountain gorillas, elephants, rhinoceros, wolves, and many varieties of birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish).
Archived webinar from November 2016 provided an overview of One Health, discussed the critical need for and process of connecting the many passionate stakeholders around the world, and shared an update on efforts across the U.S. and beyond to make One Health ways of thinking the ‘default way of doing business.' (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)