Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem

The University of Idaho's Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem (CHHE) was established in 2017 to accelerate practices and policies that transform the lives of people and animals in Idaho and around the world through excellence in research and education on the impacts of environmental change and land and water use on health and disease. CHHE is a multidisciplinary and collaborative center for excellence at the University of Idaho with a mission of building a more sustainable human ecosystem through research, teaching, and outreach. The Center brings together experts and trainees from relevant fields to share knowledge, tools, and strategies to accelerate novel discoveries and innovative and sustainable interventions for coordinated improvements in plant, animal, and human health. CHHE establishes a working model — through symposia, courses, funded research, undergraduate and graduate education — that shows how communication and collaboration among researchers can be achieved.