The Mason Center for Health Workforce serves as an anchor institution to lead collective efforts in health workforce planning and development for the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Center utilizes a collective impact strategy to leverage Mason’s considerable scale, resources, and faculty expertise to connect and support workforce program planning in Virginia. The Center has a foundational structure built on three primary activity streams.
Three primary activity streams include:
- Data Analysis and Research: conduct activities related to workforce data collection, evaluation, and data analysis
- Training and Education: encompasses health workforce training development, learning, and program activities
- Integration and Innovation: coordinate business development, technology, and strategic initiatives for heath workforce programs to continue to provide state of the art solutions
Regions We Serve
Helping our partners, our communities and health workforce achieve their full potential through the shared pursuit of five core values.
Collective Impact Model
Creating Collective Impact
Empowered Communities Opioid Project
- The ECOP a project with a bridge model is a multi-disciplinary approach which engages high-risk/ high-need persons with OUD (Opioid Use Disorder) and CJ (Criminal Justice) involvement to facilitate health and social care systems navigation.
- System-level: Public Health, Behavioral Health, Criminal Justice
- Community-based Organizations: Medical, Peer run organizations, etc.
Where do we serve?
How do we serve?
Who do we serve?
- 61 justice-involved individuals with OUD
- 32 years old on average
- 42% people with chronic pain
- 78% people with mental illness
- 60% report HepC
What did ECOP accomplish?
- Decreased risk of NAS
- 62% of people engaged in MAT
- 80% of people connected to CoC
- 74% of people participated in mutual support groups
- 100% insured