One Health is an initiative to improve animal and human health globally through collaboration between veterinarians, physicians, osteopaths, dentists, nurses, and other scientific-health professionals. It recognizes that the health of people is closely connected to the health of animals and our shared environment. The study of emerging infectious diseases, the effects of pollution and antibiotic resistance, the value of the human-animal bond, and more are critical to ensuring optimal health and well-being for all species. To promote One Health, the AKC Canine Health Foundation recognizes and supports research that improves the health of dogs while simultaneously advancing knowledge for human medicine.
CHF-funded studies with a One Health impact are denoted with the following symbol on our website and in our Research Grants Portfolio:
Explore the November 2021 issue of Human Genetics - a special issue on companion animal genetics which highlights research by several AKC Canine Health Foundation funded investigators.
One Health Articles
(courtesy of the Canine Chronicle, June 2021)
One Health Research Grants
|02553||Targeted Next Generation Sequencing Panel for Comprehensive Testing of Vector-borne Pathogens|
|02550||The Role of Bartonella spp. Exposure and Cardiac Genetic Variation on the Clinical Expression of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy in the Boxer Dog|
|02528||Developing a Next Generation Sequencing Diagnostic Platform for Tickborne Diseases|
|02407-A||In vitro Efficacy of Nano-sulfur Against Planktonic and Biofilm State of Resistant Bacteria|
|02441||Evaluation of a New Vaccine for Canine Brucellosis|
|02489||Tumor-permissive Collagen Signatures in Canine Mammary Gland Tumors: Development of Prognostic Markers and Targeted Therapies for Improved Outcomes|
|02408||Predicting the Outcome of Coccidioidomycosis in Naturally Infected Dogs|
|02487||OX40 Checkpoint Molecule Targeted Antibodies for Cancer Immunotherapy in Dogs|
|02507||Characterizing Developmental Lung Disease as a Cause of Sudden Death in the Norwich Terrier|
|02502||Precision Medicine for Canine Lymphoma|
How to Help
Support CHF-funded research. The knowledge gained will help improve the health of dogs and humans.
Help Future Generations of Dogs
Participate in canine health research by providing samples or by enrolling in a clinical trial. Samples are needed from healthy dogs and dogs affected by specific diseases.