One Health

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One Health

Introducing healthy, sustainable food choices. Discovering new viruses before they make the jump from animals to humans. Protecting water sources. Contributing to a safer and more equitable world for all.

These are the ways in which the concept of One Health makes a difference in our lives, the life around us and the planet. This is the idea that the health of humans, animals and the planet are tied together, and we must see them as a whole.

Human health depends on animal health depends on planetary health and vice versa.

One Health calls for collaboration. Between human health care providers, entomologists, engineers, sociologists, dairy and nutrition experts, climate scientists, public health practitioners and more.

Addressing the determinants of health and disease. Learning from communities and colleagues. Sharing knowledge. Finding solutions. Living the Wisconsin Idea.


A researcher uses a fluorescence microscope to analyze cells in a science lab at the Influenza Research Institute at UW-Madisdon. In the background, a computer monitor displays cellular imagery.

One Health News

Several people are working with plants at the edge of a forested area.Global HealthFrom tick-born disease and indigenous food to diabetes and cervical cancer, Global Health Institute grants fund projects across campusUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison faculty, staff and graduate students plan to tackle challenges as diverse as indigenous philosophies for resilient food systems, cervical cancer screening, vitamins for children and tick-borne diseases with 25 new grants and awards from the UW-Madison Global Health Institute.Read more…

Global HealthStudy shows cats can contract, spread coronavirusIn a study published today (May 13, 2020) in the New England Journal of Medicine, scientists in the U.S. and Japan report that in the laboratory, cats can readily become infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus …Read more…

Fewer Than Half Of Wisconsin Grocery Shoppers Mask UpJune 24, 2020Hamsters develop protective immunity to COVID-19 and are protected by convalescent seraJune 23, 2020What if all viruses disappeared?June 18, 2020DHS announces studies to identify communities at risk for COVID-19 outbreaksJune 18, 2020A coalition of scientists takes on COVID-19 – with dataJune 17, 2020More news »


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