The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for scientists to address how humans, animals, and the environment affect each other and to develop protocols to stop diseases from transmitting from animals to humans. Last month, New Jersey became the first state to legislate a One Health Task Force, which promotes communication between state agencies and scientists who study human health, animal health, and the earth sciences. The law is based on the Rutgers One Health Steering Committee, which was started in 2016 by Gloria Bachmann, director of the Women’s Health Institute at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a core faculty member of Rutgers Global Health Institute; Amy Papi, a volunteer at the Women’s Health Institute; and Sona Jasani, an instructor at the medical school. To read the full story.