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2022 Legislative Session​

The Oregon Legislative Assembly convened on February 1st for a short session scheduled to end on March 7th. As a core part of our ongoing advocacy work, PANOW is following several bills that have implications for health and equity are line with our 2022 policy priorities: Access to Care, Housing, Medicaid Flexibility, and Social Health. Emergency Heat Relief for Renters SB…
Rebecca Raab
February 3, 2022
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CIE to Address Social Needs

The social determinants of health are the non-medical factors that influence health outcomes. ​Housing is a social determinant of health that could be better addressed in the United States and in the Portland metro in particular. It is estimated only 2-3% of rental units will be vacant​ in 2022. In addition, rents are expected to remain high having a ripple effect on vulnerable and low-income populations. There is…
Rebecca Raab
February 2, 2022
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Happy New Year – PANOW is hiring!

Remembering the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "Dr. King’s words are as relevant today as they have ever been, and it is important for us all to take time to look at the legacy that Dr. King left us in his writings and public addresses to understand the causes he died for. While many will recall the most…
Rebecca Raab
January 18, 2022
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Remembering the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On Monday, January 17 we remember the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and commemorate what would have been his 93rd birthday. The management and staff of Project Access NOW (PANOW) join hands with our colleagues from the community identifying as Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) to celebrate this great statesman for his devotion to non-violence, injustice,…
Rebecca Raab
January 17, 2022
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Looking back at 2021 with gratitude

Dear friends, I hope this letter finds you happy and healthy as we near the end of 2021. It has been a challenging year for us all and, this December, I am intentionally focused on what has gone right this year. Over the past 12 months, Project Access NOW has made a big impact and has received phenomenal support from…
Rebecca Raab
December 15, 2021
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We are all in this together! Consider a gift towards health equity

At Project Access NOW, we believe health care is a human right. Health is a foundation for everything: a stable career, a thriving family, housing security, education goals, and so much more. Over the last 14 years, PANOW has become a critical community resource. From help paying for health insurance to a ride home from the hospital (and everything in…
Rebecca Raab
November 30, 2021
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PANOW: Your partner during Open Enrollment!

Health Insurance Open Enrollment Get covered! Between November 1st and January 15th, you can shop a range of health insurance plans and find affordable, comprehensive 2022 health coverage that works for you and your family. Need help enrolling into a healthcare plan? Help is available! Find an Assister near you Schedule an appointment with PANOW Contact PANOW via phone at…
Rebecca Raab
November 16, 2021
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PANOW’s Community Assistance Program supports housing security in the metro region

Housing: A Key Component of Health Over the past year, in addition to the health risks of COVID-19, many of Oregon's most vulnerable citizens have struggled with the economic and social consequences of the pandemic. Thousands of Oregonians are at risk of being evicted, and the process of distributing federally-allocated funds has been slow. Since the Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance…
Rebecca Raab
October 19, 2021
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Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

This month, we welcome the autumnal equinox as well as some much needed (and much loved) rain. In addition, we are celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month (celebrated September 15th through October 15th). At Project Access NOW, this celebration is an important time to celebrate our hardworking staff, many of whom identify as Hispanic and/or Latino/a/x. Overall, 80% of our staff…
Rebecca Raab
September 22, 2021
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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…
Rebecca Raab
August 17, 2021