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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) One Health website.

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Last Revised: March 27, 2020