Welcome to the One Health Academy

Advancing One Health through motivating, mentoring and networking


Upcoming Events

One Health for the Real World Symposium, London, March 17-18, 2016, for more inforamtion, click here
Other Sources

One Health Initiative
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One Health Commission
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The One Health Academy promotes interdisciplinary collaboration among health professionals, industry, and policy makers by promoting public health, as well as environmental, food, agricultural, and economic protection.

Our monthly events serve to unite:

  • Federal governmental departments
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Private industry leaders

to promote collaboration through networking, discussion following educational presentations, and informal mentoring.

One Health Academy meetings are dinner meetings held at the NEW Capital Yacht Club at Channel Inn located at 660 Water St SW, Washington, D.C. 20024 around the left side of the Inn on the water front.  The meetings are typically the 2nd Thursday of every month from September to June with dinner starting at 6:30PM and the featured talk beginning between 7:15 to 7:30PM.

For previous meeting recordings, please visit our Meeting Calendar and click on the hyperlinks for those talks. Thanks to One Health Commission. 

Next Meeting: Thursday, February 11, 2015 - Mr. John Griffin

Mr. Griffin will be speaking about Wildlife in our Cities: Harmonizing Human-Animal Interactions and the need to understand those intereactions to to produce better outcomes for both. The talk will pull from lessons learned in the field of urban wildlife conflict resolution.

For a decade, John has worked on solutions to wildlife conflicts. John joined the Humane Societ of the United States in 2007 and currently serves as the Director of the Urban Wildlife Programs. He also oversees Humane Wildlife ServicesSM, a service that resolves conflicts in the DC and South Florida Metro areas.

Prior to working with The HSUS, John founded A.C.E. Wildlife Services to provide hands-on humane solutions to human-wildlife conflicts. John has over 20 years of fieldwork experience with wildlife ranging from racoons to great apes and has given numerous presentations, trainings, and workshops on topics that include humane and effective approaches to resolving wildlife conflicts, wildlife disasters, and reunioning and re-nesting small mammals and birds. John has published on a number of topics in regard to wildlife conflict resolution and has recently completed a stint as a National Geographic Expedition team member exploring racoon behavior in urban areas. He has a degree in biology and graduate work in conservation biology and environmental policy.

As always, don't hesitate to contact us with questions, comments, concerns, and/or speaker suggestions at onehealthacademy@gmail.com.

See our article on the One Health Initiative website here!


There is a 50 person limit to the meeting so we suggest you register early. The cost of the evening is $20 per person ($10 for students with ID) it includes dinner, discussion with colleagues, and networking.

Please R.S.V.P. by e-mailing onehealthacademy@gmail.com with your name and the names of any guests attending. We are accepting replies on a first come, first serve basis.

If you have any questions about this event or future events you can contact us at onehealthacademy@gmail.com 


CALL FOR SPEAKERSOne Health Academy is filling up our Speakers roster for 2016 meetings. If you know of someone who has something to speak about that could be of interest to our group please let us know. You can contact Will Sander at onehealthacademy@gmail.com.

POST ITMembers if you have something you would like to share with our members or request of One Health Academy please send it to Will Sander at onehealthacademy@gmail.com and we will POST IT to our website.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR OHAIf you are interested in helping in the organizing of our meetings, please contact Will Sander at onehealthacademy@gmail.com.

GRANT WRITER VOLUNTEER NEEDED FOR OHAIf you have the "know how"on how to write a grant and time to give, please contact Tom McGinn at tom.mcginn@dhs.gov.


One Health Academy – advancing One Health through motivating, mentoring, and networking