PANOW supports policy making, myth-busting, and Black History this month

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Black History Month

Every February, the United States honors the contributions and sacrifices of African Americans who have helped shaped the nation. This year’s theme, Black Health and Wellness, pays homage to medical scholars and health care providers. The theme is especially timely as we enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has disproportionately affected minority communities and placed unique burdens on Black health care professionals. Read more.

Join our growing team!

Are YOU excited about helping the vulnerable in our community? Do you want to beour next team member? We are hiring two unique positions to join our organization. Our benefits and work/life balance are top priority! Join us!
Medical Review Coordinator
Provider Liaison

CIE to Address Social Needs

The social determinants of health are non-medical factors that have a great influence on health and wellness. We are excited to be working closely with members of the Legislature and the Oregon Health Authority on the importance of Community Information Exchange (CIE) to address social determinants of health this session. We are also thrilled to have local student engagement in our policy priorities this year. Meet Nicole who is working with PANOW and Representative Dexter’s office on this topic.

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 and are line with our 2022 policy priorities: Access to Care, Housing, Medicaid Flexibility, and Social Health. Read more about PANOW’s advocacy work.

COVID-19 Mythbusting

We are proud to have Andrew Suchocki, MD, MPH as a member of our board of directors. Andrew has been the medical director for Clackamas County Health Centers for nearly a decade and has been instrumental in increasing health care access in the region. Follow Clackamas County for more videos.

Upcoming Events

Protect yourself, protect your community – get vaccinated! Project Access NOW is offering FREE, safe, confidential COVID-19 vaccines to anyone 5 years and older. All vaccines (Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, or Moderna) and 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and booster shots are available. Learn more about opportunities to get vaccinated.





Carly Hood-Ronick, MPA, MPH
Executive Director

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