One Health, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Center for One Health Illinois


The Center for One Health Illinois (COHI) focuses on fostering the commonality of health through the three broadly defined areas of education, research and public outreach:

Education: To educate of a new cadre of health professionals who understand the determinants and contributing factors for human, animal and ecosystem health, how public health policy is developed and how it affects the health of all three

Research: To understand disease processes that occur at the interface of human and animal activities and their effects on the environment

Outreach:  To improve our society’s preparedness and response to natural and intentional exposures of biological, chemical and physical agents


Vision: Healthy People, healthy animals, healthy ecosystems. One Health Illinois.


Mission: The Center for One Health Illinois provides research, teaching, and public engagement programs to improve the health of human, animal, and ecosystem communities in Illinois.



Contact: Yvonne Sergent


One Health is the collaborative effort of multiple disciplines – working locally, nationally, and globally – to attain optimal health for people, animals and our environment. – AVMA’s Final Report from One Health Initiative Task Force