EcoHealth Alliance has once again put into motion a three-year strategic plan for its current fiscal year 2018 through 2020. Our plan challenges us to add depth to our global programs to improve planetary health for the public good by uniquely integrating health research and conservation. In the last three years, EcoHealth Alliance continues to expand in reputation and influence. We have made critical scientific breakthroughs, including the first predictive maps of emerging disease ‘hotspots’ and ‘missing zoonoses’; identifying the origins of SARS and MERS coronaviruses; understanding the link between deforestation, economics, and disease emergence; and characterizing the size of the global ‘virome’ that threatens human health. This coincides with a U.S. governmental–and international–focus on pandemic prevention in an era of Ebola, Zika, and increasing global connectivity. As a result, our budget has has grown exponentially and, in turn, so too has our staff and our scientific and media outreach. EcoHealth Alliance is currently positioned as the leading organization working at the intersection of environmental conservation and human health, with strong ties to international and U.S. government partners.
EcoHealth Alliance’s current strategic plan outlines how we can achieve continued, sustainable financial growth, and increase impact by focusing on our messaging, programs, and our fundraising. It builds upon our forward momentum, identifying opportunities for–and challenges to–continued growth, as well as our strategic response to those factors.