On Friday, January 8 at 2 p.m. MST on Zoom, Dr. Bonnie Buntain will be presenting a seminar on food safety and public health as related to Global Health Challenges. Have you ever wondered how Washington D.C. studies and prepares for outbreaks and pandemics such as COVID-19, SARS, Ebola, Zika, Swine Flu, and other Infectious Diseases? Attendees will learn why the health of humans, animals and the environments we share are so closely linked, and what causes “spillover” of zoonotic diseases to people from socio-economic, environmental and other conditions present in our changing causing global pandemics. Attendees will also learn of the incredible health benefits of the human-animal bond.

Dr. Buntain spent much of her career on the front line in Washington D.C., where she worked with the FDA (antibiotic approval in food animals) as well in key positions in the USDA. Buntain was the first Chief Public Health Veterinarian in the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Services. She developed the program One Health, A Holistic Approach to Preventing Emerging Infectious Diseases and Improving Health for People, Animals and the Ecosystems We Share.

Participants are encouraged to watch the video "Spillover" prior to attending the seminar. Check out http://www.pbs.org/spillover-zika-ebola-beyond/home/.

To receive a Zoom Invitation for this seminar, send an email with your name, email address and phone number to winsbaz@gmail.com.

While the MountainView Clubhouse is closed for meetings, the Wellness Integrated Network will continue to support you. During this unprecedented time, wellness and healthy lifestyle strategies are more important than ever. We will continue to offer wellness support in the following ways:

  1. Facebook: Our Facebook pages is chocked full with humor (laughter is the best medicine), articles, and wellness information. Be sure to like our page. Go to https://www.facebook.com/win.sbaz.
  2. Newsletters: To sign up for our email distribution list, send your name and email address to winsbaz@gmail.com.
  3. Zoom: We will offer classes, meetings, and other events through Zoom. If you are not currently using Zoom, you will need to download the app from zoom.us first. Zoom meetings are by invitation only. To receive an invitation to a zoom class, email your name and which class you want to winsbaz@gmail.com.

Until we can return to classes at the clubhouse, we hope to see you on Zoom or connect with you through Facebook or our email distribution list.

Take care of yourself and take care of each other!

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