One Health "is an approach that recognizes that the health of people is closely connected to the health of animals and our shared environment".
In recognition of One Health day in 2020, our team created a video introducing how we are putting One Health into practice with zooeyia. Zooeyia is the inverse of zoonosis (the transmission of disease from animals to humans) and is an essential component of One Health. It is understood as the positive benefits to human health from interacting with animals, focusing on companion animals. For example, during the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have turned to their companion animals for comfort and support. It has also been applied to explain the benefits of therapy dogs.
This video introduces you to how our team is applying zooeyia to better understand the role of Service Dogs as a health intervention in the lives of Veterans’ diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder, and who problematically use substances.
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