One Health in Utah


One Health is a collaborative approach to promoting the interconnected health of humans, animals, and our shared environment.

Image provided by the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

The One Health concept recognizes:

  • The link between the health of humans, animals, and our shared environment;
  • The need for multidisciplinary collaboration to solve interconnected health challenges.
  • West Nile Virus: Collaborators in Utah meet routinely to discuss control of West Nile Virus, a mosquito-borne virus that can affect both humans and animals.
  • SARS-CoV-2 at the Zoo: Health officials collaborated with Utah’s Hogle Zoo to investigate SARS-CoV-2 infection (COVID-19) in lions and humans, vaccinated kids and zoo staff in a clinic at the zoo, and test zoo staff to help safeguard snow leopards.
  • Q Fever: Utah One Health partners investigated goat and human cases of Q Fever, a bacterial disease that can be spread from livestock to people.
Infectious diseases that affect both humans and animals:

Environmental health concerns that affect humans and animals:

  • Lead and other heavy metals
  • Harmful algal blooms in water bodies
  • Drought and the shrinking of the Great Salt Lake
  • Air pollution

Utah partners meet annually to discuss One Health topics.

The 2022 Symposium will be held at the Viridian Center in West Jordan on November 3, 2022 (One Health Day).

For details on prior Symposia, please click: 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018

Associations/groups:

  • Utah Veterinary Medical Association (UVMA)
  • Utah Public Health Association (UPHA)
  • Utah Environmental Health Association (UEHA)
  • Utah Association of Local Health Departments (UALHD)
  • Utah Mosquito Abatement Association (UMAA)
  • Utah Rapid Response Team (URRT)

Healthcare:

  • Veterinarians and veterinary medical clinics
  • Human healthcare providers and systems

Universities:

Local government:

  • Local health departments
  • Mosquito abatement districts
  • Animal control jurisdictions

State government:

  • Utah Department of Health (UDOH)
  • Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF)
  • Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ)
  • Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR)
  • Utah Division of Water Resources (UDWRe)
  • Utah Division of Emergency Management (UDEM), Be Ready Utah

Federal government:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), One Health Office
  • USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Veterinary Services (APHIS VS), One Health
  • USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • National Park Service (NPS)
  • US Geological Survey, National Wildlife Health Center (USGS NWHC)
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
  • Indian Health Service (IHS)
    • Urban Indian Organization

Tribal government:

  • Tribal health departments
  • Tribal mosquito abatement districts
  • Tribal animal control jurisdictions

Other entities