The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a request for public comments on the draft National One Health Framework to Address Zoonotic Diseases and Advance Public Health Preparedness in the United States: A Framework for One Health Coordination and Collaboration across Federal Agencies. Input is invited from interested parties in the public health, agriculture, wildlife, environment, and other relevant sectors including authorities at the state, tribal, local, and territorial levels, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, and private sector.
In particular, responses are encouraged for the following questions:
- Are there any new or proposed objectives that should be prioritized?
- What attributes and characteristics of the proposed framework will most likely lead to success?
- Are there any specific barriers or gaps to achieving success?
- Are there any critical steps or milestones necessary to successfully implement the proposed framework?
- How do state, tribal, local, and territorial partners, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, private sector partners, and other partners want to engage with federal collaborators to advance implementation of this framework?
- What additional One Health issues should be prioritized in the future?
- What information or recommendations are needed to ensure the guiding principles of health equity, sustainability, stewardship, and a multisectoral approach are adequately addressed in the framework? How can these guiding principles be elevated during follow-up development and drafting of implementation plans?