One Health Surveillance Workgroup – International Society for Disease Surveillance


ISDS started the One Health Surveillance Workgroup (OHS WG) to engage its members in the advancement of this important and topical field. We define OHS as the “collaborative, on-going, systematic collection and analysis of data from multiple domains to detect health related events and produce information which leads to actions aimed at attaining optimal health for people, animals, and the environment.”

Workgroup Meetings

The next OHS Workgroup Meeting is on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 from 10:30 am – 11:30 am ET. Tentatively, this meeting will be open to all ISDS members and will be an introduction to One Health Surveillance.

To view notes/PowerPoints/resources from previous meetings, click here: Past Meetings

Reports from the Field

ISDS is inviting OHS Workgroup members to share their OHS experiences at future workgroup meetings. If you would like to give a brief talk (10-15 minutes) at the beginning of a workgroup meeting, please fill out this form, and we will contact you.

OHS News

One Health Act Proposed by Senator Al Franken. Read more, here.

One Health Day Announced! Read more, here.

Join the One Health Commission listserv here for updates on One Health news and events. 

OHS Case Studies

In 2015 the OHS Workgroup put out a call for case studies to identify and highlight examples of how professionals have implemented an OHS approach that integrates animal, human and environmental surveillance to address a public health threat. Seven case studies were awarded the opportunity to be presented at the 2015 ISDS Conference.  

All OHS case studies with consent to be shared are available here.

Past OHS Webinars

A Global Landscape of Participatory Disease Surveillance
A recording of the webinar can be found here

Economic assessment of zoonoses surveillance in a One Health context
Information about the webinar can be found here.

Building your Dream Surveillance Information System.
A recording of the webinar can be found here. 

Assessing the Value of Animal Health Surveillance
A recording of the webinar can be found here

OHS Resources

Click here for other resources

OHS Forum

An OHS Workgroup Forum has been created on the ISDS Community Forum as a platform for workgroup members to share information and documents related to OHS. In order to participate in the forum, you need to sign up for the ISDS Community Forum and then join the OHS Workgroup Forum.