• Mason Matter’s Americorps members partnered with the Pioneer Community to start a Community Food bank committed to providing food that supports health.
  • Mason Matter’s Americorps worked with Mason General Hospital to create a community space for community’s youth to start a ‘small farm’ that supports formerly homeless youth engaged the HOST Home Program.
  • Mason Matter’s partnered with various stakeholders invested in various water quality issues to develop the first Report on the health of our water resources.
  • Mason Matters partnered with the Dental Coalition to build a community dental clinic that addressed the needs of our uninsured and underserved adult and children populations.

Mason County At-a-Glance

Community Gardens contribute 1,000's of pounds of fresh produce each season to those in need.

 

 

Current Work

Moving Mason Forward:

In January 2016, Mason Matters Board of Directors voted to act as the Backbone Organization to support and facilitate collective impact. This collective impact model was branded "Moving Mason Forward". Essentially, it's a a plan of work derived from the Community Health Assessment. This assesment involved all community sectors and the result was the "CHIP" which stands for Community Health Improvement Plan - Moving Mason Forward where seven priority areas were identified. These areas were chosen because of their collective negative affect on wellness and quality of life for residents in Mason County. Research shows thatb communities that identify common objectives and align their activities using shared measures, they can produce sustainable longer lasting change for all residents.

In partnership with Public Hospital District #1 (Mason General Hospital and Family of Clinics), Public Hospital District #2 (Belfair and North Mason area), and Mason County Public Health (MCPH), Mason Matters will be connecting organizations who may or may not be working together, guiding them to use their common objectives to develop shared measures, and facilitating collection of the data. Data collection is the final, most important piece of this model. MCPH has been instrumental in leading the way to obtain InSight Vision software and training staff to develop strategy maps for all seven priority areas.

With InSight Vision's ability to collect data across the priority areas, we can make access to real-time, locally accurate data a reality. MasonMatters.org will serve as your "One Stop Shop" for data around community wellness and improved quality of life. But we won't stop at data, we plan to share video testimonials of efforts that have made a difference in the community. We want to hear your story, please don't hesistate to contact R. Jeanne Rewhaldt, Executive Director to share your successes or barriers to making changes in any of the priority areas.

 

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