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One Health

One Health is the idea that the health of people, animals, and the environment are all connected to each other.

 One Health depends on human health care providers, veterinarians, public health practitioners, engineers, climate scientists, and others working together at the local, regional, national, and global levels.

The goal of a One Health approach is to work towards positive health outcomes and reduce public health threats. 

This work is done through recognizing the connection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.

Did you know?

More than half of all infections people can get can be spread by animals? In celebration of One Health Day on Nov. 3, learn how a One Health approach to public health can lead to healthier people, animals, and environment at CDC's (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) One Health website.

One Health topics

Antimicrobial Stewardship

Bottle of spilled green and blue antibiotic pills

Information and resources for patients and health professionals on antimicrobial stewardship.

Backyard Poultry

Chickens feeding on the grass in the backyard

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) and resources about bacteria carried by backyard poultry.

Climate and Health

Climate change before (desert) and after (lush grass) with a silhouette of a person in between

Find information on how climate change harms people's health in Wisconsin. 


Farm Animals

A young teen stroking a calf on a dairy farm

Find tips for staying healthy for people who live on a farm or work with poultry or livestock. 

Food Safety

Checking internal temperature of whole turkey with meat thermometer

Learn the best ways to handle, prepare, and store food to keep from getting sick.

Ticks and Mosquitoes

Adult applying insect repellent to a child at a park

Ticks and mosquitoes are more than just a nuisance. They can also spread many diseases to people.

Water Issues

A child drinking from a bubbler outside

Whether you're swimming, drinking, or eating something that came from it, water can affect your health in a variety of ways.

Zoonotic Disease

Close up of a puppy with a red collar

Zoonotic diseases are infections that are spread between people and animals. Learn about infections spread between people and animals.

Wildlife Health

A silhouette of a deer in a field against tan sky

Find information about how wildlife diseases affect humans from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Questions about One Health? Contact us!
Phone: 608-267-9003 | Fax: 608-261-4976

Last revised March 18, 2024