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One Health is the collaborative effort of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain sustainable optimal health for the ecosystem*. It is a cultural and behavioral concept with socioeconomic elements and impact.

*a biological community of living organisms (humans, animals, plants, and microbes) and their physical environment interacting as a system

One Health Grand Challenge

What is the Grand Challenge?

The One Health Grand Challenge is truly an opportunity for every one of Texas A&M schools and colleges to plan and implement an inter/transdisciplinary collaborative approach to helping improve the lives of all species - Human and Animal Health - by addressing health and their connections between natural & man-made environments. One Health, the collaborative effort across multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain sustainable optimal health for the ecosystem, which is a biological community of living organisms and their physical environment interacting as a system, is a cultural and behavioral concept with socioeconomic elements and impact. The One Health Grand Challenge focused on identifying approximately four major One Health research themes and implementing a plan for bringing together faculty from across Texas A&M to form collaborative inter/transdisciplinary teams to propose research initiatives under the major themes.

Grand Challenge Timeline (PDF)

Current Research in the Four Thematic Areas