The mission of the Center is to lead the world in science, education, outreach, and transformative solutions to health-environment challenges.

Healthy environments inspire and support healthy populations, yet the environment is being altered at an unprecedented rate and magnitude. California is at the epicenter of droughts and unsustainable resource consumption. In the most vulnerable regions globally, rapid population growth and urbanization collide with natural environments and the effects of climate change.

The Center of Expertise (COE) on Planetary Health envisions a healthy planet supporting healthy people.

We believe achievable responses to large-scale health and environment transitions will be intrinsically integrative, multidisciplinary, and multi-campus, involving stakeholders globally and locally. The Planetary Health COE has the ability to galvanize faculty, researchers, and students across the ten UC campuses to address the threats and opportunities surrounding the health of populations and their environments and develop effective solutions.