All life forms are connected. And that means our health is connected as well. So it’s critical that we understand the interactions between humans, animals and the environment if we want to ensure the health of all.
This is the One Health approach.
One Health also recognizes that collaborative teams of experts across multiple disciplines accelerate the problem-solving process and help identify holistic solutions. This, too, is critical in a global society with health threats like infectious diseases, food insecurity and lack of sanitation.
Susanne Rockwell, a longtime campus communicator and alumna, is web editor for the UC Davis homesite.