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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.


One Health Topics

Information and resources for patients and health professionals on antimicrobial stewardship.

Frequently asked questions and resources about bacteria carried by backyard poultry.


Information on how the climate impacts health.

Information on farm worker health and safety.


Tips on how to prevent food poisoning.

Information on how to prevent tick and mosquito bites.


Resource hub for various water quality issues.

Resource hub for infections spread between people and animals.


Information on wildlife diseases from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.


Questions about One Health? Contact us!
Phone: 608-267-9003 | Fax: 608-261-4976

Last revised January 27, 2023