Our Mission

Purpose: To serve as a boundary spanning organization between science and policy at the state and local levels by providing resources, fostering relationships, and showcasing collaborative solutions.

Vision: To create institutionalized collaboration and trust between the scientific community and decision-makers in Missouri and surrounding states.

Mission: To promote long-term health, sustainability, and economic growth for people and communities by connecting science and policy at the local and state levels.


  • Evidence-Informed Decision-Making
  • Transparency
  • Accessibility
  • Collaboration
  • Equity
  • Interdisciplinarity