Harnessing the One Health Approach to Tackle Recreational Lead and Harmful Algal Blooms
September 29, 2023 | Ali Aslam, Kerry Wyss, Courtney Youngbar
Idaho and New Jersey adopted a One Health approach to address environmental health concerns. This approach recognizes the interdependence of human, animal, and environmental well-being. After interviewing staff, ASTHO created two state case studies to share how Idaho and New Jersey have leveraged a One Health approach to tackle complex environmental health issues.
In the case study on Idaho, ASTHO highlights the state's efforts to employ a collaborative One Health effort among various agencies to combat recreational lead exposure.
The second case study showcases New Jersey's One Health strategy to combat harmful algal blooms by creating a One Health task force.
In these reports, learn about the partnerships, outreach efforts, challenges, and future opportunities each state anticipates as they have and continue to move forward with a One Health strategy to navigate complex environmental challenges.