Source: Inside Climate News

The University of Arizona (UA) is receiving $3.6 million in annual state funding until 2025 to expand its One Health model, which explores the interconnectedness of human, animal, and environmental health. This initiative is part of Arizona’s New Economy Initiative and aims to create job opportunities and develop new courses at the university. One Health is a holistic approach recognizing the interdependence of human, animal, and environmental health and requires collaboration across various sectors.

UA’s College of Public Health has been advocating for One Health, driven by concerns like the avian influenza outbreak. The university is expanding its One Health offerings, including undergraduate courses and certificates, with plans to integrate it into K-12 education. UA sees One Health as vital for addressing issues like climate change and food safety and as a means to predict and prevent pandemics like COVID-19.

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