Community Health Engagement and Outreach is excited to bring to you the 2024 summer Rural Resilience Lecture Series this May, June, and July. The first lecture in the series will focus on tobacco/nicotine and vaping. Guest lecturers Dr. Li-Shiun Chen, Washington University School of Medicine's Professor of Psychiatry, and Christy Inskip, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services' Youth Tobacco Use Prevention Specialist will discuss the interconnection between tobacco/nicotine use prevention and resilience. 

The goal of the series is to increase capacity for professionals and community-based organizations serving rural or marginalized communities to be responsive to behavioral health and substance misuse needs and provide prevention and resilience education to youth, adults, and communities. 

The Rural Resilience Lecture Series is provided to you by the Rural Health Safety Education Show-Me Resilience grant. All fees associated with registration are supplemented through the grant. 

Cost: Free

Contact: Michelle McDowell,, 573-882-5918

This program is supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Rural Health and Safety Education Program. The contents are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by USDA-NIFA, or the U.S Government.