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One Health

A guide of One Health Resources for the DelVal Community. Email with any questions, concerns or ideas for this guide.

The Healing Power of Nature

November 16, 2022

Moriah Hall, MPH is the Associate Director of the Master of Public Health (MPH) program at the University of Pennsylvania. In this presentation, she talks about a growing number of scientific studies that have shown spending time in nature can have a significant restorative impact on your health, including boosting your immune system, lowering stress, and improving cognitive ability, mood, and overall well-being. Developing Nature Rx programs on college and university campuses is a great way to shift the culture at a community level to encourage folks to spend time in nature to improve and maintain health and wellness. See related resources below. 


Operationalizing One Health: what's it all about? why is it so urgent?

February 2, 2022

Dr. Cheryl Stroud, DVM, PhD, Executive Director of the One Health Commission, presents on why operationalizing One Health is so important. One Health is about more than zoonotic and vector-borne diseases. Many arenas, from antimicrobial resistance, climate change, comparative medicine, and disaster preparedness to plant and soil health are begging for a trans-disciplinary One Health approach. This presentation explains the full scope of One Health and highlights how and why it is critical that animal, environmental, and human health workers and social scientists develop collaborative working relationships ‘ahead’ of public health emergencies to help ‘prevent’ them. It describes some of the ‘systems’ challenges that have forced us into silos and shares several examples of the critical global need for operationalizing One Health at all levels of academia, research, policy and government, relating the urgency of collaborative actions. See related resources below. 



One Health, One Planet, One Future

May 2, 2019

Peter Hudson at Penn State explains his vision for One Health, and how many different factors, such as population growth, urban sprawl, habitat destruction, and decreased biodiversity contribute to the spread of infectious diseases. Nearly 58% of all human diseases, he reports, are zoonotic, and because of the close proximity people live to animals and one another, these zoonotic diseases spread faster than ever before. See related resources below. 


Experiment Eleven

April 23, 2019

Peter Pringle presents his book, Experiment Eleven, that documents the discovery of Streptomycin, the first effective cure for tuberculosis. It also chronicles the story of Albert Schatz, the Rutgers College Ph. D. student who discovered it, and his efforts to reclaim that credit from his department director who took credit for his work and was awarded a Nobel Prize for the finding. See related resources below.



The Story of Louis Pasteur and World Rabies Day

September 26, 2018 - 6:00pm Life Sciences Auditorium

World Rabies Day raises awareness and is a day of global activism for rabies prevention, with hundreds of events taking place across the world. It has the support of all international health organizations and is the only global advocacy, education, and awareness campaign for rabies. This year’s theme is, “Share the message. Save a life.” World Rabies Day helps support rabies prevention by educating people about the disease and how it spreads and encouraging the public to get involved in prevention efforts.

September 28, 2007 launched the first World Rabies Day to commemorate the death of Louis Pasteur, discoverer of the first rabies vaccine. Delaware Valley University will be supporting the World Rabies Day efforts on September 26 by showing the film. The Story of Louis Pasteur and encouraging discussion about the deadly disease and prevention efforts.

William Dieterle’s 1936 film “The Story of Louis Pasteur” will be played at this event. This award-winning film tells the true story of the French chemist and microbiologist who discovered the rabies vaccine, which has saved countless lives from one of the deadliest diseases known. It will appeal to everyone’s interests including: history, intrigue, disease, science, and One Health. Pasteur’s legacy is honored each year by World Rabies Day and will be celebrated by our Global Alliance for Rabies Control event.

More Disease / Medicine Resources

An Introduction to Horticultural Therapy

April 4th, 2023

We have all felt, even in some small way, a sense of comfort and healing from being in nature. This healing that nature provides can be utilized to help people recover from emotional, cognitive, and physical issues. Horticultural Therapy is a rapidly growing field and this presentation serves as an introduction to the practice and how nature and gardening can help people to heal. See related resources below.

Nora Palmer, HTR is a registered Horticultural Therapist through the American Horticultural Therapy Association (AHTA), a horticulturalist by profession, and a certified Forest Therapist. An alumnus of DelVal ‘18, she graduated with a degree in horticulture and gained several years of experience in the field while pursuing her HTR. She currently works as a horticultural educator at a K-12 Charter Academy in Harrisburg, PA where students gain experience working in an aquaponics greenhouse. She uses her skills as a horticultural and forest therapist through her business Wild Greens HT. She currently holds the title of VP of PA for the Mid-Atlantic Horticultural Therapy Network.