Update

High School Students Fund Improving Access to Care

Project Access NOW has received a $5,000 CommuniCare grant from the students at the Tualatin High School. “We are honored to be selected,” Linda Nilsen, our executive director said. “It was an inspiring experience to see the youth be so engaged and thoughtful throughout the grantmaking process. Our future as a community and as a nation is bright.” Tualatin HS…
Peter Korchnak
July 26, 2019
Events

Remembering the 2019 Gala French Bistro

We had a wonderful time at this year’s Project Access NOW Gala: French Bistro connecting with our community partners, supporters, and friends. It was both amazing and humbling to feel the energy and see the diversity of partners and people in the room. The point of the gala is not only to celebrate our accomplishments together but, most importantly, to…
Peter Korchnak
April 17, 2019
Programs

A Report on the 2018 Open Enrollment Period

Project Access NOW’s Outreach, Enrollment, and Access program (OEA) helped Portland area residents file their applications for health insurance during last year’s open enrollment period. In all, program staff helped clients to file 364 applications for coverage under the Affordable Care Act through the Federal Marketplace. "Health insurance coverage is good for people," said our executive director Linda Nilsen. "Research…
Peter Korchnak
January 30, 2019
Update

A Springboard Year: 2017/2018 Annual Report Out Now

As the year comes to an end and we prepare for the opportunities ahead, I pause to reflect on our progress at Project Access NOW. I invite you to join me in our 2017/2018 Annual Report. Social Determinants of Health The redesign of health care from treating sickness to creating health has been under way for several years. For the…
Peter Korchnak
December 31, 2018
Partner Stories

A Life’s Work: How One Health Insurance Agent Helps the Community

Diane Faligowski is always working. As the owner of the full-service health insurance agency Health Plans in Oregon, she receives over a hundred phone calls every day of the week. The majority come from referring clinics, carriers, community partners such as Project Access NOW, and her low-income clients whom she and her agents enroll in the Marketplace, Medicare, and other…
Peter Korchnak
December 13, 2018
Programs

“What If…”: A Vision of Network of Networks

As they try to get their life together and move forward, the most vulnerable people in our community have to jump through multiple hoops to provide for their families. In every sector—food, healthcare, housing, justice, schooling, transportation—they deal with a different case manager and separate sets of rules and regulations. In other words, the people who need the most support…
Peter Korchnak
September 14, 2018
Programs

Case Study Highlights How We Ensure Safe Hospital Discharges

The Center for Health Care Strategies, an organization which "advances innovations for healthcare delivery for low-income Americans," earlier this month highlighted our C3 Community Assistance Program in the case study titled "Project Access NOW’s C3 Community Assistance Program: Ensuring Safe Discharge from the Hospital." The case study is part of their and Nonprofit Finance Fund's project Advancing Community-Based Organization and…
Peter Korchnak
August 16, 2018
Events

Remembering the 2018 Gala “La La Land’

Our 2018 Gala "La La Land," a night of fun fundraising inspired by the glitz and glamour of Hollywood's Golden Age took place last Saturday, April 21 at the Exchange Ballroom. Thanks for making our fundraising gala a huge success! We are grateful to Providence Health & Services and Providence Health Plan, our presenting sponsors, and to Pam Mariea-Nason and…
Peter Korchnak
May 14, 2018
Events

Remembering the 2017 Fundraising Gala “Mix It Up: Havana Nights”

Mix It Up 2017: Havana Nights took place on Saturday, March 4, at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront—and it was awesome! We raised money to support our work, made many of friends, danced to every song, and celebrated our 10th Anniversary in style. Thanks to Soulyavanh Beisel (who took the all these lovely pictures), our partners, sponsors, and supporters, the…
Peter Korchnak
April 17, 2017