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Happy New Year – PANOW is hiring!

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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 quoted speech at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963, history tells us we can also learn about the work he undertook towards the end of his life that focused on economic inequality.”

Read the full statement from Project Access NOW.

A special note of gratitude to PANOW’s end-of-year donors who helped us raise nearly $30,000! These funds, along with others from generous donors throughout the year, will be dedicated to our mission to improve our communities’ health and well-being by creating access to care, services, and resources for those in need.

PANOW is Hiring

Project Access NOW is seeking two passionate individuals to join its team in 2022.

The Volunteer Coordinator / Medical Reviewer (a new position!) will work as part of the Classic Program as the primary contact and point person with referring providers and clinic staff concerning medical eligibility. Candidates with experience in a medical setting and reviewing medical charts are required.

The Administrative Support Specialist is a temporary position assisting the Outreach, Enrollment and Access (OEA) Program with public education and outreach around enrolling in health care. Candidates for this position should be Bilingual English/Spanish.

Please visit our website at www.projectaccessnow.org/about-us/employment-opportunities. Submit your cover letter, resume and responses to the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion questions found on our website to jobs@projectaccessnow.org.

PANOW Provides Testimony to the Legislature on CBO’s and Community Information Exchange

For 15 years, Project Access NOW has served as a central access point for health system navigation, Medicaid enrollment, and non-medical social needs administration. As a community based organization that sits squarely between our five big health systems, community clinics, and social service partners, we stand to gain a lot by having a cohesive referral infrastructure.

Recently, PANOW provided testimony to Oregon’s Legislative House and Human Services Committee regarding the value of Community Information Exchange. The importance of community-based organization participation and client voice in developing infrastructure for medical and social data sharing is key for statewide success. The PANOW team is excited to explore what success could like in support of Oregon’s goals to achieve health equity.

View a recording of the proceedings here.

Community Conversations

The Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace Advisory Committee (HIMAC) Marketplace Community Conversations are intended to give interested parties a voice in the shaping of health insurance policy in Oregon. The HIMAC welcomes input and ideas from policymakers, members of the public, representatives of traditionally marginalized communities, impacted industries, and anyone else who has good ideas or thoughtful feedback to offer.

Upcoming Conversations:

Oregon Public Option and Usability of Marketplace Plans
Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022 from 10 a.m. to noon

Medicaid Migration to the Marketplace
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 from 10 a.m. to noon

COVID-19 Tests Available by Mail

The Biden-Harris Administration has committed to equitably distributing over 500 million tests, with the end goal of the initiative being the proliferation of testing and vaccine resources to our hardest-hit and highest-risk communities. Bring your community peace of mind by participating today!

Orders can be placed online at www.covidtests.gov starting on January 19, 2022. Please visit www.nachw.org/covidtests for more FAQs.

Give Blood

The American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis – its worst blood shortage in over a decade, posing a concerning risk to patient care. Doctors have been forced to make difficult decisions about who receives blood transfusions and who will need to wait until more products become available.

Urgently needed blood types:
Type O Positive
Type O Negative
Platelets

While these may be the most needed blood types, right now all blood types are urgently needed to help end the blood crisis. Blood and platelet donations are critically needed to help prevent further delays in vital medical treatments. Please schedule your blood donation today. Learn more about the national blood crisis.

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