Mason Matters


Creating a Culture of Health & Wellness


Creating a Culture of Health & Wellness in Mason County

Eileen Branscome


Eileen Branscome has been a member of Mason Matters Board of Directors since 2015. She brings the Healthcare Community, and Population Health perspective to the conversation as the COO for Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics.

David Windom

Vice President

Director of Mason County Community Services

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Lisa Woodard


Manager at Columbia Bank, Lisa is active on nonprofit boards in the community.

Lynn Busacca


Former Executive Director of Mason County Literacy (Sound Learning)

Peggy VanBuskirk


Peggy represents the North Mason Area and is a member of the Mason County Board of Health.

Justin Smith


Faculty member of WSU Extension, Justin focuses on Economic Development and use of data to make informed decisions. .

Our Focus

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

What is Mason Matters
We are a nonprofit organization committed to improving the health status of Mason County WA residents. With the support of three sustaining funders and by connecting and communicating with community partners we can create a culture of health and wellness. We will focus our efforts in the three areas identified by our partners where need is high and gaps are wide:
  1. Collect: Local data, resources, community input, best practices, and contacts.
  2. Connect: Providers, organizations, agencies, decision makers, and community members to each other, services, training, education, and resources.
  3. Communicate: Promote and market efforts to improve health countywide by using multiple channels to reach as many people as possible. This includes providing a content rich, up to date website, social media, attendance at coalition and workgroup meetings, newspaper articles, and radio appearances. 
Mason Matters is pleased to have the opportunity to honor efforts to improve health and foster wellness in Mason County. You are invited to watch a mini-documentary produced by six Evergreen State College students about the opioid epidemic in Mason County. This film profiles the efforts that are being implemented to save lives from overdoses .

Our Focus


Community Health Improvement Plan

The campaign to improve health across seven priority areas.

Priority Areas

Community Health Improvement Plan

Moving Mason Forward You may be surprised at the number of organizations, agencies, and community groups working to improve the quality of life in Mason County. Just 5% of our medical dollars are spent on prevention, yet preventing chronic conditions is essential to reducing health care costs. The priority areas do not stand alone but rather intersect with one another. Like the spokes of a wheel, they support one another to move the vehicle forward.

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Healthy Living

Access to and knowledge around healthy food choices, promotion of small farms and integration of local foods into school systems and institutions. Includes gardening for food and increased physical activity. This priority area include access to no or low cost physical activity options.

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Behavioral Health - Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Access to treatment options and support.

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Access to Health Care

Efforts to improve access to quality, affordable health care and information about the Medicaid Transformation Project

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Empowered Families

Resources and support for families to enable them to raise well adjusted, healthy children.

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Trained and Educated Workforce

Supporting efforts designed to increase high school graduation rates and develop learning academies for exploration of career paths.

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Healthy Environment

Quality of life is impacted by the quality of our air, water, and soil.

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Access to affordable safe housing. The Mason County Housing Coalition meets regularly to set goals, define strategies, and determine shared measures to reduce the number of people living unsheltered.

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  • 09/20/2017 12:00 PM

Coming soon, a calendar with meetings and events that contribute to the health and wellness of all Mason County residents. Let us know about your events, meetings, and activities that are making a difference. We want to assist you in getting the word out about the great things going on in Mason County.

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You Can Make a Difference!



Creating a Culture of Health and Wellness

  • PO Box 1580 Shelton, WA 98584