The future of companion animal welfare is becoming increasingly contingent on the ability to reach all pet owners, especially with regard to access-to-care considerations. This often requires a culturally competent approach. It also necessitates understanding that the health of humans, animals and the environment are interconnected. Hear from experts at the University of Denver’s Institute for Human-Animal Connection on a groundbreaking study that uses the “one health” framework to measure the community-wide impact of HSUS’s Pets for Life program. The study results demonstrate best practices for community-based work and can inform how your organization conceptualizes and presents its animal welfare programming.


  • Sloane Hawes | Research Associate, Institute for Humane-Animal Connection, University of Denver
  • Kevin Morris | Research Associate Professor, Graduate School of Social Work, Director of Research, Institute for Human-Animal Connection, University of Denver

Friday, May 8 | 1:15 to 2:45pm Reaching Underserved Communities Standard

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