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Health systems pledge an additional $7.85 million to address health inequities

Major health care providers – Adventist Health, Kaiser Permanente, Legacy Health, Oregon Health and Science University, and Providence Health & Services – recently announced a renewed collective investment in Project Access NOW, a non-profit with a mission to improve community health and well-being by creating access to care, services, and resources for those in need. Since 2007, the regional health…
Kristin Monahan
August 17, 2021
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PANOW staff celebrate Oregon’s reopening while continuing vaccination outreach

PANOW staff were grateful for the invitation to join Governor Kate Brown at the Oregon Reopening Ceremony on June 30th. At Project Access NOW, we have been proud to support over 1,197 vaccinations in the community reaching those most disproportionality impacted by COVID-19! PANOW provides expertise on Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace Virtual Town Hall Our very own Linzay Shirahama, Premium…
Kristin Monahan
July 20, 2021
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Resources, cooling centers for extreme triple-digit temperatures expected this weekend

According to the National Weather Service, many parts of Oregon are expected to reach record-breaking temperatures, with highs reaching dangerous levels over the weekend, including up to 107 in the Portland area; up to 112 in southcentral and southwest Oregon; and up to 104 in central and eastern Oregon. Oregonians should take steps to prevent heat-related illnesses that can lead…
Kristin Monahan
June 24, 2021
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PANOW Statement on the 156th Juneteenth Celebration

For 156 years, Juneteenth has stood as a welcomed day for celebration of freedom for African Americans, whose ancestors suffered under the shameful institution of slavery. Although the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 declared the freedom of enslaved African Americans in confederate states, slavery in America was not officially abolished until January 31, 1865, through the passage of the 13th Amendment…
Kristin Monahan
June 17, 2021
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June Update

June is Pride Month! Project Access NOW's staff and Board celebrate the contributions of LGBTQ+ individuals across our region, and stand firm in our commitment to LGBTQ+ Americans in their ongoing struggle against discrimination and injustice. “It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love, or how you love. It matters only that you…
Kristin Monahan
June 15, 2021
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Reflecting on one year in the wake of George Floyd’s death

Like many institutions today, we at Project Access NOW, are reflecting on one year in the wake of George Floyd’s death. The last 365 days have seen marches, protests, advocacy, prayer, anger, sadness, and union. We have drawn closer than ever before to recognizing America’s history of inequality and systemic racism. We have grown to learn more about the structural…
Kristin Monahan
May 25, 2021
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PANOW kicks off a series of vaccination events in May!

COVID-19 vaccine event series PANOW is co-hosting a series of COVID-19 vaccine events in collaboration with partners across the Portland metro region. Nearly 750 individuals were vaccinated in total at events held April 22, May 1, May 8, and May 12!! Thank you Promotores de Salud de la Iglesia, Oregon Health Authority, East Gresham High School, Washington County, The Latino…
Kristin Monahan
May 18, 2021
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Introducing Dele Oyemaja, Director of Equity and Advocacy

Spring has sprung, and the world is feeling a bit more hopeful in 2021. (Our partner TV JAM is celebrating spring with this beautiful video of Portland’s cherry blossoms!) In Oregon and nationally, all individuals 16+ are eligible (as of April 19th) to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Additionally, with the federally-funded “American Rescue Plan” in effect, more individuals are eligible…
Kristin Monahan
April 20, 2021
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Reflecting on the Atlanta tragedy

Dear friends, The events of this week in Atlanta have been devastating. The shooting resulting in the death of eight individuals - six of whom were Asian American and all but one of whom were women - sadly highlights yet another example of the structural violence and racism imposed upon diverse communities nationwide. Anti-Asian structures have existed in our country…
Kristin Monahan
March 19, 2021