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Moving Mason Forward....Creating a Culture of Health and Wellness

Mason Matters is pleased to have the opportunity to honor efforts to improve health and foster wellness in Mason County. Watch  the documentary produced by six Evergreen State College students about the opioid epidemic in Mason County and the efforts that are saving lives from overdoses .https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pVMvWb3knmk
Moving Mason Forward is the campaign that promotes and shares successes in these seven priority areas:

  • Healthy Living : Access to local food, (support for small farms, community gardens, farmers markets); increasing knowledge and skills to prepare, store, and preserve food; physical activity options (bike lanes, trails, sports fields, swimming pools, and other low cost opportunities); and breastfeeding newborns for the first year.
  • Behavioral Health: Mental health and substance abuse support, coordination of services, and increasing access to resources.
  • Access to Health Care: Connecting patients with caregivers and insurance options.
  • Empowered Families: Resources, education, and support for families.
  • Trained and Educated Work Force: Includes Shelton School District Learning Academies & Graduation Matters, partnering with the Economic Development Council to enable high school students to graduate and move onto post secondary schools or into the job market and efforts to bring living wage jobs to the community by supplying employers with qualified workers.
  • Environmental Health: Clean water, air quality, soil conservation and other programs that promote  a healthy environment.
  • Housing: Affordable safe housing for all Mason County residents, including those in recovery.

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