Posts by Fellene

Our Mission

Our Mission

Improving the health of our community by creating access to care and services.

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Our Volunteer Healthcare Providers

Our Volunteer Healthcare Providers

“Project Access NOW allows me to do what I was trained to do: take care of patients.”

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Our Team

Linda Nilsen, MPA, Executive Director Linda, a native of rural Michigan, has had diverse experience in the world of health care, starting with public health community organizing in Central America with a non-governmental organization called Outreach International. After moving to the Portland area in 1993, she spent 12 years working for Washington County, most of that time in the Department of Health and Human Services, where she worked as a Health Educator and Program Manager for the Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening program. Immediately prior to her work with Project Access NOW, Linda...

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Project Access NOW Classic

Project Access NOW Classic

Project Access NOW continues to works with all of the hospital systems and most of the major specialty and multi-specialty clinics in the Portland Metro area to provide donated care to those who remain uninsured and who meet specific income guidelines. The majority of our Classic clients are immigrants, undocumented and documented, who are unable to receive health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act or Medicaid expansion. While the number of individuals this program is actively serving has returned to pre-ACA levels, the amount spent on interpretive services and per-member,...

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C3 Community Assistance Program

C3 Community Assistance Program

Many times, when low-income people are discharged from a hospital stay or emergency room visit, they face barriers that stand in the way of their recovery. With the C3 Community Assistance Program, we support discharge planners, social workers, and care managers as they work to connect low-income patients to the resources they need for a safe discharge. These resources include things like transportation, temporary housing, and medical assistance. Providence Health & Services has been our development partner with this initiative and we expect expansion to other hospitals systems as well...

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