Rebecca Sutter, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, received $62,500 from Action in the Community Through Service (ACTS) for: "ACTSPWC - GMU Collaboration of Care."
As part of this project, ACTS will co-host five social work interns with the Mason and Partners (MAP) Clinic in Manassas, Virginia. Additionally, MAP Clinic staff will provide six in-service behavioral health/social determinants of health (SDOH) training sessions to ACTS staff.
Social determinants of health are the circumstances in which people live, work, and engage in recreation. These circumstances have far-reaching effects on people's health.
Sutter expects that, upon completion of this effort, 80 percent of trained staff will report greater competence when dealing with clients presenting with behavioral health issues.
Funding for this project began in late July 2020 and will end in late June 2021.