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.

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Global HealthCheck out the Global Health Tuesday videosNow: Check out the videos from the Spring 2021 Global Health Tuesday webinars, from COVID-19 to Planetary Health. Read more…

A collage of head shots of the eight panelists and moderators for the panels.Global HealthGlobal Health Symposium panels welcome many voices to advance health for allPatricia Tellez-Giron, M.D., who grew up in Mexico, knows first-hand the challenges of immigrants. As a family medicine doctor and community activist, she’s cared for the Latinx community in Madison for decades. “Almost everything I …Read more…

Wisconsin teachers connect human and planetary health in new lessons for studentsMay 13, 2021Work With GHI: Apply to be a Planetary Health Postdoctoral Research AssociateApril 26, 2021Six-Legged Livestock Could Solve Food Shortages — SustainablyMarch 11, 2021On the Hunt for the Next PandemicFebruary 10, 2021GOP Republicans resume efforts to end state mask mandateFebruary 4, 2021More news »


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