Evaluating One Health: the role of team science in multisectoral collaboration

K. M. Errecaborde, C. Rist, D. A. Travis, V. Ragan, T. Potter, A. Pekol, K. Pelican, T. Dutcher

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In a review of the literature surrounding One Health, cross-boundary collaboration, the science of teams, and interdisciplinary health competencies, many individual disciplines, and in some cases multidisciplinary research teams, have looked at the scholarship of collaboration and arrived at remarkably similar conclusions as to which factors and competencies support effective collaboration. However, conclusions on how to effectively evaluate collaboration are consistently lacking across the literature reviewed. Although important advances have been made recently in the area of evaluating One Health operations and outcomes, there is an opportunity to develop process-based performance measures for One Health collaboration and teamwork. Synthesising work on collaborative performance evaluation across multiple disciplinary and sectoral lanes and levels of collaborative analysis, the authors argue that, in addition to outcome-based One Health evaluation, the evaluation of One Health processes needs to be further refined and 'team' effectiveness needs to be evaluated at all levels of the health system: individual, organisational and network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-289
Number of pages11
JournalRevue scientifique et technique (International Office of Epizootics)
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 1 2019


  • Collaboration
  • Evaluation
  • Multisectoral
  • One Health
  • Team science

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article
  • Review


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