“A collaborative effort among state agencies could bring a new laboratory campus to Jefferson City.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Department of Natural Resources and Department of Agriculture are working together on a project proposal that would create multi-agency labs focused on human, animal and environmental testing.

Specifically, the research campus is a proposal from the DHSS State Public Health Laboratory, MDA Animal Health Laboratory in Jefferson City and DNR Environmental Laboratory.

Together, the state agencies would apply a common "One Health" approach when assessing laboratory needs, space issues, and current and potential concerns. ...”