What is One Health?
One Health recognizes the interdependence of human, animal and environmental health, and that a holistic approach to the well-being of all will lead to improved health outcomes and enhanced resilience.
Veterinarians coined the term “One Health” to capture how relationships between humans, animals and the environment affect the spread of diseases. More than 70 percent of emerging human diseases are zoonotic, meaning they originate in animals. It’s a critical area of research, education and outreach.
One Health employs an interdisciplinary approach to problems. By seeking to treat root causes, it’s often more successful than traditional methods that focus on symptoms. The One Health paradigm has been endorsed by the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Medical Association, the World Health Organization, the United Nations and the Arctic Council.
One Health concepts and ideas lie at the core of Indigenous worldviews and are inextricably linked to the development of a sustainable future in the Arctic.
At UAF, we define health as a state of individual and community well-being that encompasses
not only physical health but also mental, behavioral, emotional, cultural and spiritual
health. Every discipline at UAF can contribute vitally to building our One Health
We plan to create interdisciplinary teams to build research, education and outreach programs around a strong and inclusive One Health center.
- Improve our research capacity and more effectively promote well-being in the North.
- Build teams to create research, education and outreach programs around One Health.
- Create long-term funding opportunities through collaboration.
April 15, 2022Michael Williams, a sobriety advocate and well-known musher, will receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree at this years commencement ceremony at 5 p.m. April 29 in the Davis Concert Hall on the Fairbanks campus.Read Article
April 2022The podcast series is about the One Health impacts of glacier change on human and other wildlife populations. Podcast link coming soon!View EPSCoR Grant info Here
April 2022The University of Alaska Fairbanks has formed a partnership with edX, a trusted platform for learning, to increase access to courses that feature its Arctic research.View the Courses
July 22, 2021
"Laurie Meythaler-Mullins is one of the first two graduates of the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ new master’s degree program in One Health, and she’s already putting her degree to good use."
February 2021UAF Black Student Union reestablishedRead More
October 2020The UAF Center for One Health Research (COHR) was approved for their One Health Master's (OHM). The first cohort began Fall 2020Learn more about the program
Go to this link to view past Seminars: https://media.uaf.edu/channel/One%2BHealth%2BSeminar/78248742
Mondays 4-5pm AK Time