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One Health

Institute

At its core, there is a simple idea
that's been around for thousands of years:
health for all of us - people, animals, places - depends
on thinking about all of us as a system, as one.

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our purpose
Our Purpose to benefit the health of animals, peoples, and environments
by collaborating across boundaries
in a way that sees and integrates the whole system
explore our principles
our principles
Our Principles These are the beliefs that keep us grounded and honest. We always go back to them when we’re thinking about new projects and ideas. Are we proceeding in ways true to what we believe? We are committed to never tucking these words in a dusty file drawer.

Though we do share with our global One Health partners the ultimate goal of health for animals, people, and places, our three foundational principles (systems thinking, communities creating health, and co-creative design thinking), in combination, set us apart from other One Health Institutes.

We hope to share our innovative approach with One Health partners in the Americas and around the globe. We’re committed to living these principles through our work and actions.
systems thinking

We see the whole picture. Together, we can create the futures we desire. We engage our partners and vibrant academic community as they search for the relationships and outcomes that create health. When we consider and value diverse perspectives, looking across disciplines, professions, and sectors, the power of collaboration can inspire the futures we wish to birth.

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we work with
the whole
instead of the parts
See The Whole System
co-creation through design thinking

We work together. The One Health Institute at CSU is growing through financial support from all eight colleges and the Office of the Vice President for Research. Land-grant roots inspire us to work hard and collaboratively toward health through interdisciplinary research, learning, and discovery that welcomes, and thrives because of, diverse ideas and talents.

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we work
with communities
as communities
Collaborate Across Boundaries
communities creating health

We don’t work to fight disease. We seek to create health. It’s a positive and proactive movement toward a healthier tomorrow, and it takes diverse people, many new ideas, and many ways of thinking about old ideas.

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we stand
for health
not against disease
Create Futures We Desire
our programs
Our Programs Our principles inform three key foundational programs. Each Program features projects that join the views, expertise, and talents of many different educational, research, service, and extension partners.

We bring together diverse people who are committed to working together in a sustained way. Our teams work as communities and strive to see the whole picture.
Foodscapes + Health
Communities empowered through food We focus on the interdependent relationship between Food Systems and the health of humans, animals and the environment. Within these relationships, we see space for discovery, change, and health.

Think about a future where: communities are empowered to make effective decisions to support community health, we understand how food systems empower community health, and we address rural food deserts.
 
Environmental Change + Health
nurturing a resilient, thriving society We focus on the interdependent relationship between Environmental Change and the health of humans, animals and the environment. Within these relationships, we see space for discovery, change, and health.

Think about a future where: society is resilient, thriving, and proactive; clean renewable energy supports health; and energy production is optimized for health.
 
Urbanization + Health
communities building sustainable communities We focus on the interdependent relationship between Urbanization and the health of humans, animals and the environment. Within these relationships, we see space for discovery, change, and health.

Think about a future where: healthier communities thrive; there is ample
access to nature in the city; and there is transition toward sustainable, reliable, regenerative communities.
 
about the one health institute
about us The One Health Institute is collaboration in action.
It is a unified campus initiative that is funded through financial support from all eight colleges and the Office of the Vice President for Research.
our story
we're busy creating health At Colorado State University, we don’t work to fight disease.
We seek to create health. It’s a positive and proactive movement toward
a healthier tomorrow, and it takes diverse people, many new ideas,
and many ways of thinking about old ideas.
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Team: We can't
do it alone.
meet our team
one health
in action
pilot projects
John Spencer and Dr. Claudio Salgado They work together in the Amazon region of Brazil to educate communities about leprosy.
team: we can't do it alone
Bruno Sobral Director
Rupert "Jupe" Herrick Associate Director of Operations
Claire Tucker Graduate Research Assistant
Tosha Jupiter Interim Associate Director of Communications
pilot projects
pilot projects In 2015, the Office of the Vice President for Research, in collaboration with all eight CSU colleges, awarded funding to seven projects as part of the One Health Initiative.

The Pilot Projects have helped to set the One Health Institute’s foundation and continue to guide decisions about programming and team formation. We honor Project Pilot teams as important players in One Health’s history at CSU, and we will continue to look to the inaugural teams for inspiration.
environmental change + health An Interdisciplinary Approach to Bison Reintroduction Primary Investigator:
Jennifer Barfield

Collaboration:
Warner College of Natural Resources, College of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Denver Zoo
food systems + health Assessing the Role of Common Free-Living Amoebae in Persistence of Pathogenic Organisms Primary Investigator:
Mary Jackson

Collaboration:
College of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, College of Natural Resources, Warner College of Natural Resources, College of Agricultural Sciences, Office of the Vice President for Research
food systems + health Translating Responses of Native Grassland Species to Engineer Drought Resistance in Crops Primary Investigator:
Christie Peebles

Collaboration:
College of Engineering, College of Agricultural Sciences, Office of the Vice President for Research
urbanization + health International Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistant Bacteria Primary Investigator:
Elizabeth Ryan

Collaboration:
College of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, UNC-Chapel Hill, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua- Leon Campus, City of Fort Collins, UC Health, College of Natural Resources, Colorado School of Public Health
environmental change + health One Health in Residential Ecosystems Primary Investigator:
Liba Goldstein

Collaboration:
Warner College of Natural Resources
food systems + health Understanding Transmission and Consequences of Toxoplasma Gondii Infection Primary Investigator:
Michael Lappin

Collaboration:
College of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, University of Colorado -- Anschutz
food systems + health Exploring Short Chain Food Systems Primary Investigator:
Marisa Bunning

Collaboration:
CSU Extension, College of Agricultural Sciences, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Dr. Francisco Olea-Popelka He is helping to write the book, literally, on bovine tuberculosis. All of his research and all of his field work - his life’s work - is mattering in a way that could help to end human TB by 2035.