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TriCord Ranch Foundation's One Health Initiative: Nurturing Wellness for People and Planet

TriCord Ranch Foundation recognizes the importance of One Health initiative, the global comprehensive approach recognizing and uniting human, animal, and environmental well-being. Through sustainable practices, education, and community involvement, we strive to foster holistic health for individuals and the interconnected ecosystems we inhabit.

CDC's One Health Approach

One Health is a collaborative, multisectoral, and transdisciplinary approach—working at the local, regional, national, and global levels—with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.

CDC’s One Health Office leads the agency’s One Health efforts in the United States and abroad.

For more information on One Health, visit

One Health is a way of life

The One Health Initiative was established in 2006 by the American Veterinary Medical Association. The initiative was created in response to the H5N1 influenza outbreaks in the early to mid-2000s.

One Health Mission


Recognizing that human health (including mental health via the human-animal bond phenomenon), animal health, and ecosystem health are inextricably linked, One Health seeks to promote, improve, and defend the health and well-being of all species by enhancing cooperation and collaboration between physicians, veterinarians, other scientific health and environmental professionals and by promoting strengths in leadership and management to achieve these goals.

One Health Vision

One Health (formerly called One Medicine) is dedicated to improving the lives of all species—human and animal—through the integration of human medicine, veterinary medicine, and environmental science.

One Health shall be achieved through:

  1. Joint educational efforts between human medical, veterinary medical schools, and schools of public health and the environment;

  2. Joint communication efforts in journals, at conferences, and via allied health networks;

  3. Joint efforts in clinical care through the assessment, treatment, and prevention of cross-species disease transmission;

  4. Joint cross-species disease surveillance and control efforts in public health;

  5. Joint efforts in better understanding of cross-species disease transmission through comparative medicine and environmental research;

  6. Joint efforts in the development and evaluation of new diagnostic methods, medicines and vaccines for the prevention and control of diseases across species and;

  7. Joint efforts to inform and educate political leaders and the public sector through accurate media publications.

If you’d like more information about how TriCord Ranch Foundation participates in the One Health Initative, contact us today.

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