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.


Cover page of  How Idaho Uses the One Health Approach to Combat Recreational LeadIn 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.

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New Jersey

Cover of New Jersey’s One Health Approach to Harmful Algal BloomsThe second case study showcases New Jersey's One Health strategy to combat harmful algal blooms by creating a One Health task force.

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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.