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Feeling patriotic? How to stay safe this holiday weekend

Our July 4th celebrations may look a little different this year. As of July 1st, face coverings are required state-wide in Oregon and social distancing measures are still in place. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), cloth face coverings may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others. Wearing a cloth face covering will…
Kristin Monahan
July 2, 2020
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“I am thankful to be facilitating access to care,” an interview with Linzay Shirahama

The Project Access NOW Premium Assistance Program provides assistance for middle income people who aren’t eligible for free insurance through the Oregon Health Plan but can’t afford private insurance premiums. This year, the program has already served 480 families. Recently, the program has been working to reach out to clients remotely and help Oregon residents through the changes that have taken place…
Kristin Monahan
June 24, 2020
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Today, we celebrate Juneteenth

Today we celebrate Juneteenth, in honor of all African American descendants of the slave trade in America. Project Access NOW invites you to help us acknowledge and celebrate this important day for African Americans and others in the African Diaspora in the U.S. and various U.S. Territories. You may have learned in high school that President Abraham Lincoln issued the…
Kristin Monahan
June 19, 2020
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An update from Project Access NOW

Read the latest update from the Oregon Health Authority, outlining tips for staying safe as Oregon begins the reopening process. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORDHS/bulletins/28fec28 To learn more about contact tracing, one of the key tools used to stop the spread of COVID-19, visit the links below for both English and Spanish materials. https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-Contact-Collaborative (English) https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-Colaborativo-de-Contacto (Español) Congratulations to our OEA Program for its 5th Anniversary.…
Kristin Monahan
June 3, 2020
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“Our work has more urgency” – An interview with Myrna Valdez

Long before COVID-19, our healthcare system was broken. Many across Oregon are uninsured, underinsured, or unable to afford healthcare expenses even with insurance. The pandemic spreading across our state and our globe, has shone a bright light on inequity and health system inadequacies that need an urgent solution. Our Community Assistance Program (C3CAP) connects individuals with resources that help them…
Kristin Monahan
April 30, 2020
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Executive Director Search at Project Access NOW

We are excited to share that Project Access NOW (PANOW) is now seeking an Executive Director. Along with the Interim Executive Director, the Executive Search Committee is seeking new leadership that closely reflects the populations PANOW serves and continues to bridge gaps for those most in need. Building on what PANOW has accomplished in the past twelve years, this visionary…
Kristin Monahan
February 19, 2020
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Welcome PANOW’s Interim Executive Director

Dear Community: Since its inception, Project Access NOW (PANOW) has worked to increase access to healthcare and services, especially for our most vulnerable community members. Linda Nilsen, PANOW’s founder, lead the organization’s tremendous growth over the past thirteen years. Linda left the organization at the end of 2019, yet continues to serve as a consultant for the organization. As we…
Kristin Monahan
January 31, 2020
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Letter from the Board Chair: Executive Transition at Project Access NOW

Dear Partners and Supporters, After thirteen years as founding Executive Director of Project Access NOW, Linda Nilsen will step down and move on to the next phase of her career, effective December 31, 2019. Project Access NOW would not exist as it does today without Linda’s leadership and vision. I speak for the Board of Directors when I say that we…
Peter Korchnak
October 28, 2019