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Two other Grand Challenge areas that Missourian’s have are also being addressed through internal and external partnerships, and by the University stepping up to join in the conversations and to be an integral part of the solutions being pioneered in the state. Some overlap, in cases like opioids, and broadband and the roles they play in healthcare and economic opportunities’ as well. They include:

Health and Well-being

  • The opioid crisis
  • Rural health care accessibility
  • New cooperation with other UM System schools
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) nurses filling in roles of rural health care providers (SON)
  • Farmer mental health
  • AgrAbility

Economic Opportunity