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What is One Health?

With rapid transportation of people, animals, and food, now the norm in many world economies, we are facing emerging zoonotic diseases and food safety problems on a scale never seen before. To respond to and control these problems, there is a need for new approaches.

One Health, an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses animal, human, and environmental health, has been embraced as a way forward by many groups of professional experts. It is an interdisciplinary strategy for advancing health in humans, animals, and the environment through communication and collaboration with the realization all are connected.

External links to relevant One Health websites:

One Health Initiative
CDC One Health
AVMA One Health
One Health Commission
One Health Platform
UF Environmental & Global Health