The One Health paradigm recognizes the interdependence of human, animal and environmental health and that a holistic approach to the well-being of all will lead to improved health outcomes and enhanced resilience.
One Health Competencies
Our overarching goal is to support sustainable futures in Arctic communities facing rapid social, environmental, and economic change through an interdisciplinary approach that recognizes the interdependence of human animal and environmental health and integrates natural science, social sciences and Traditional Ways of Knowing. he One Health approach has been applied to large issues including Zoonotic diseases threats (such as COVID-19), food safety and security, suicide prevention (and other mental and behavioral health problems), contaminant biomonitoring, the impacts of climate change, and antimicrobial resistance.
A One Health lens provides a deep and broad understanding of root causes and supports the development of mitigation, adaptation, and resilience strategies to maintain culture, subsistence lifeways, self-determination, biodiversity, and ecosystem health, thus promoting community health and well-being. The strategy entails building sustainable processes and capacity that continue to function and address new problems, enabling transformation of Arctic communities towards meeting long-term sustainability goals embedded within a holistic One Health paradigm.