Global & One Health


All Washingtonians live in ever-connected environments that recognize and leverage the intersection of both global and domestic health as well as the connections of humans, animals, and the environment.


We will lead the development and implementation of creative solutions to improve the health and well-being of Washingtonians emphasizing the connectedness of a strong bidirectional globaldomestic health ecosystem. It will simultaneously underscore the importance of One Health recognizing the relationships of human health as they intertwine with that of animals and the environment.

Key Strategies

  1. Incorporate best practices from beyond borders to advance the health and well-being of Washingtonians and the communities in which they live through strong bidirectional pathways for advancing partnerships, key planning strategies, and communications efforts.
  2. Leverage the collective strength and wisdom of existing and emerging global health and One Health stakeholders and institutions within (and beyond) Washington state to participate in and support robust and connected networks of information sharing, strategy development, and engagement.
  3. Seek resources and funding as well as partnership opportunities to enhance capabilities across health systems to ensure a globally connected community of partners with particular emphasis on mentorship and training opportunities, system and technology enhancements, and engagement pathways to address domestic issues through global health learnings.
  4. Advance timely, culturally, and linguistically respectful health information and initiatives, in partnership with health system providers and communities, to support the health and well-being of refugee, immigrant, and migrant communities across Washington.
  5. Emphasize the complex connections of human, animal, and environmental health in our health promotion activities and expand our capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to global public health threats with domestic health impact whether infectious disease or otherwise.
  6. Further and support our important role in binational relations and connectedness with health partners and other key entities in Canada and beyond to advance information sharing, health systems knowledge, and strategy development.