One Health recognizes that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment. It is a collaborative, multisectoral, and transdisciplinary approach—working at the local, regional, national, and global levels—with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.
A One Health approach is important because 6 out of every 10 infectious diseases in humans are spread from animals.
- 8 Zoonotic Diseases Shared Between Animals and People of Most Concern in the U.S. (Media Statement – May 6, 2019)
- U.S. One Health Zoonotic Disease Prioritization – Workshop Summary
- Taking a Multisectoral, One Health Approach: A Tripartite Guide to Addressing Zoonotic Diseases in Countries pdf icon[PDF – 166 pages]external icon
- 2018 AR Investment Map