One Health is the integrative effort of multiple disciplines working together locally, nationally, and globally to attain optimal health for people, animals, and the shared environment.

Our Mission

The Clinical and Translational Science Award One Health Alliance (COHA) is comprised of veterinary schools partnered with medical and other colleagues through a National Institutes of Health Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA). COHA’s mission is to advance our understanding of diseases shared by humans and animals. The alliance leverages the expertise of physicians, research scientists, veterinarians, and other professionals to find solutions for medical problems and to address the well-being of humans, animals, and the environment. This approach will capitalize on One Health opportunities that accelerate translational research.

January is One Health Awareness Month!

Help raise awareness about the power of, and critical need for, One Health! For great ideas for spreading the word about One Health, view the  One Health Awareness Campaign.

On December 19, 2019 the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan Senate Resolution 462, introduced by Senators Dianne Feinstein (Democrat-California) and Martha McSally (Republican-Arizona), designating January 2020 as “National One Health Awareness Month” in the U.S. to promote collaboration between animal, environmental, plant and public health scientists. Read the One Health Commission’s Call to Action.

Our Member Institutions


ANNOUNCING- CTSA Translational Research Fellowship Opportunity

Can your laboratory use the expertise of a veterinarian with specialty training in spontaneous animal models of human disease? If so, click the “In The News” tab for the recruitment call for laboratories interested in collaborative research and a funded postdoc.

One Health In a Minute Videos

Chronic Pain in Companion Animals

Chronic pain is a common issue in both companion animals and humans. Pets and humans frequently suffer from similar pain-causing conditions such as bone cancer, diabetes, interstitial cystitis, and osteoarthritis. Watch our video on chronic pain in companion animals

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Collaborating for a Cure

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), a heritable cardiac disease affecting 1 in 500 people, is the most important cause of sudden death in young adults and athletes. Watch our video on hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in cats and humans

Knights Landing One Health Clinic

Improving both human and animal health in an under-served community in California, the Knights Landing One Health Clinic is a first-of-its-kind model for collaborative preventive and clinical health care of a human population and its pets. Watch our video on the Knights Landing One Health Clinic.