MidMO Teaser

Megan Lee

Goddess and She rocked my socks off, I got a whole row of seats on the flight home (!!!), the weather has finally warmed up, and though it’s taken me two weeks, I’m back in action.

Creating Change gave me such opportunties to connect with others, learn about work being done across the country, and share with folks the work that I’m a part of. Now that Creating Change has come and gone, why stop the sharing?

That’s right, folks. I’ve got some more things to say and you, lucky internet audience, get to read all about it.

There is so much LGBTQ health disparity and tobacco related work being done right now here in MidMO and I’m stoked that I’ll be getting to share it with you. But, before I jump on that wagon, I wanted to give you a quick introduction to where I’m coming from.

Columbia, Missouri is pretty much smack-dab in the middle of the state of Missouri (which is pretty much smack-dab in the middle of the country). If you’re looking for middle America, we’ve got it. CoMo is home to several major colleges, including the University of MO (Mizzou Tigers, for those who care about collegiate sports), which means we have some awesome opportunities related to rural outreach and research (which is what I’ll be sharing with you most).

Columbia isn’t the only thing happening in Missouri, though. Between St. Louis to the east, Kansas City to the west, and Springfield to the south, there’s a lot happening here in MO. We’ve got a huge array of populations and communities from vastly rural to major metropolitain. We may not have it all figured out yet, but we’re taking huge steps to lead the way here in the Midwest, especially in tobacco related research.

And, on that note, stay tuned for updates from Missouri in the coming weeks and months. I’ll look forward to hearing from you, too!

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