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Smithsonian Interconnected Health Initiative

Smithsonian Organization

Mission: To study and protect the health of wildlife and humans by illuminating the interconnectedness of life using a transdisciplinary approach of science, culture, and education that translates to real-world impact.

The Smithsonian Interconnected Health Initiative advances transdisciplinary research to improve human and wildlife health through catalyzing research and action globally. Leveraging Smithsonian expertise, resources, facilities, and partnerships across the institution and around the world, we aim to promote healthy people, wildlife, and environments. Through our museums and digital assets, we develop and disseminate educational materials and content so that the results of our research can be transformed into global actions.



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