One Health Office

Image of farmer with cows plowing on rice field in Vietnam Focus: To connect human, animal, and environmental health.

Some key activities:

  • Serving as the CDC focal point for animal-human-ecosystem interface issues of public health importance, both in the United States and around the globe.
  • Supporting many of CDC’s core functions that can address One Health (such as surveillance, outbreak response, prevention and control activities, laboratory capacity, and research).
  • Providing guidance on One Health activities and strategic plans to improve health outcomes for both people and animals.
  • Facilitating collaborations and information sharing across disciplines and sectors.
  • Fostering global and domestic partnerships and liaising with various public health, animal health (agriculture and wildlife), and environmental health organizations.
  • Leading the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Collaborating Centre for Emerging and Reemerging Zoonotic Diseases.
  • Coordinating prevention and education for zoonoses that can spread between people and animals.