OH-SMART in Practice

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Infectious and Zoonotic Disease Planning

National Subnational Applying the OH-SMART Approach

Indonesia: National Rabies Action Plan


Thailand: Zoonotic Disease Action Plan


Finland: National Rabies Action Plan

Pakistan: Developing a Zoonotic Disease Prioritization Tool

United States: Avian Influenza Action Plan at the Regional and Local Leve

OH-SMART has been applied to Infectious and Zoonotic Disease Planning. Through piloting of the tool, OH-SMART was successful in supporting collaborative working between the Indonesian Ministry of Health, the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture and representatives from the in-country offices of USAID, The United Nations, The World Health Organization, and the US CDC. 

The OH-SMART tool offered insights into the response to the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Outbreak (HPAI). Using components of the tool, participants trained in OH-SMART techniques interviewed HPAI Incident Command System team members and mapped the outbreak response.  

Feedback from training workshops was that the OH-SMART process will be very useful for Indonesia, helping provinces identify ways to strengthen their cross-agency collaboration around zoonotic disease.



Community Engagement and Planning

National Subnational  Applying the OH-SMART Approach
USDA and Arctic Council Led: Climate Change Related Emergency Planning Across Pan-arctic Countries

Alaska: Community Engagement for Indigenous Community Needs 

White Earth Anishinaabe Community: Food Sovereignty Action Planning

OH-SMART is being adapted by indigenous communities in Alaska and Minnesota to support community-led participatory mapping and action planning aimed at building understanding and consensus among community members and stakeholders on how to strengthen climate resilience and food sovereignty in their communities. 



One Health Planning

National Subnational Applying the OH-SMART Approach

Indonesia: One Health Action Plan

Ethiopia: Government Led One Health Implementation Plan

Uzbekistan: One Health Platform development
Indonesia: Operationalizing One Health at the Community Level In Minnesota, OH-SMART has been used to evaluate the existing One Health networks and map One Health collaborative relationships. This holistic approach facilitates the creation of systems-based maps of agency and stakeholder interactions around One Health challenges, providing information and awareness to host countries to analyze and strengthen interactions and, ultimately, create best practices and standardized operating procedures for One Health work within their network.


Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

National Subnational Applying the OH-SMART Approach
Cambodia and Laos: Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plan   OH-SMART for AMR planning has mainly been used in Southeast Asia, where it has successfully used a systems approach to bring together a wide range of stakeholders.


Workforce Planning

National Subnational Applying the OH-SMART Approach

Afghanistan: AHEAD Health Workforce Planning 

Rwanda, Uganda, Senegal, Cameroon, Tanzania, Ethiopia: Zoonotic Disease Workforce Planning
  OH-SMART for workforce planning has been used in Africa, Central Asia, Southeast Asia to identify critical markets and competencies for challenges arising at the human-animal-environmental interface. OH-SMART implementers typically used a 3-step process to ensure that (1) existing workforce needs were summarised across sector-specific assessments, (2) the OH-SMART tool could be employed to map the multi-sectoral system and identify markets and training gaps, and (3) results could be integrated and presented back to ministerial/ stakeholder leadership for improved workforce planning.