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Professional Certificate in
Understanding and Operationalizing One Health

What you will learn

  • Gain a deep and broad understanding of how human, animal and environmental health are connected and interdependent.
  • How to bring Indigenous ways of knowing and western science together to build a better understanding of root causes and potential solutions to One Health issues.
  • How a One Health approach can address issues such as emerging zoonotic diseases, food systems, mental and behavioral health, and health disparities.
  • Tools that can be used to operationalize One Health.

One Health encompasses the relationship between human health, animal health, and the health of the environment and holds that these entities are inextricably linked to the extent that none can be optimal unless they are all optimal. One Health is interdisciplinary and inclusive; it invites the full participation of community members working together with scientists, health practitioners, tribal leaders, and government agency personnel to identify problems and create realistic sustainable solutions to those problems. This program will provide knowledge and problem-solving skills for individuals who will be involved in managing One Health challenges at the community, state, federal, and international level. Implementing a constructionist approach and using the knowledge and skills developed in the coursework, the program culminates in the creation of a management plan to address a problem that students and community members have identified. The plan will be presented to stakeholders and content experts in a public forum.

Expert instruction
3 skill-building courses
Progress at your own speed
3 months
4 - 6 hours per week
Discounted price: $348.30
Pre-discounted price: $387USD
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. AlaskaX's Understanding and Operationalizing One Health Professional Certificate

  2. 4–6 hours per week, for 4 weeks

    Learn to see the connections between human, animal, and environmental. Understanding these connections allows us to approach challenges in a holistic and constructionist approach and address problems at their root causes rather than treating their outcomes.

  3. 4–6 hours per week, for 4 weeks

    This course will present several “Wicked Problems” and explore them from a One Health approach. This process will help students see how using a multi-disciplinary, cross cultural approach to understanding the root causes of these issues supports a construction of resilient and sustainable solutions.

  4. 4–6 hours per week, for 4 weeks

    Learn how to put One Health into practice. While One Health is broadly accepted as an approach to understanding issues at the interface of human, animal, and environmental health, its interdisciplinary nature can make operationalizing the approach challenging. Students will learn how to use several tools in a community-based participatory approach to build solutions from the bottom up. Such an approach improves the likelihood of sustainable success and it engages the support and priorities of the communities involved at every step.

    • Healthcare professionals.
    • Healthcare providing organizations.
    • Community advocacy at local regional, national, and international levels.
    • Government agencies.
    • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).

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from University of Alaska Fairbanks (AlaskaX)

Experts from AlaskaX committed to teaching online learning

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Discounted price: $348.30
Pre-discounted price: $387USD
3 courses in 3 months
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