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June Update

June is Pride Month! Project Access NOW's staff and Board celebrate the contributions of LGBTQ+ individuals across our region, and stand firm in our commitment to LGBTQ+ Americans in their ongoing struggle against discrimination and injustice. “It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love, or how you love. It matters only that you…
Kristin Monahan
June 15, 2021
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Reflecting on one year in the wake of George Floyd’s death

Like many institutions today, we at Project Access NOW, are reflecting on one year in the wake of George Floyd’s death. The last 365 days have seen marches, protests, advocacy, prayer, anger, sadness, and union. We have drawn closer than ever before to recognizing America’s history of inequality and systemic racism. We have grown to learn more about the structural…
Kristin Monahan
May 25, 2021
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PANOW kicks off a series of vaccination events in May!

COVID-19 vaccine event series PANOW is co-hosting a series of COVID-19 vaccine events in collaboration with partners across the Portland metro region. Nearly 750 individuals were vaccinated in total at events held April 22, May 1, May 8, and May 12!! Thank you Promotores de Salud de la Iglesia, Oregon Health Authority, East Gresham High School, Washington County, The Latino…
Kristin Monahan
May 18, 2021
COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccination events, free and no ID required

As vaccination rates have begun to slow, we recognize the need to pivot standard outreach efforts and meet people where they are in the name of community health. With an organizational mission to create access to care and resources for those in need, Project Access NOW is partnering with the Oregon Health Authority and the Latino Network to support equity…
Kristin Monahan
May 4, 2021
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Introducing Dele Oyemaja, Director of Equity and Advocacy

Spring has sprung, and the world is feeling a bit more hopeful in 2021. (Our partner TV JAM is celebrating spring with this beautiful video of Portland’s cherry blossoms!) In Oregon and nationally, all individuals 16+ are eligible (as of April 19th) to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Additionally, with the federally-funded “American Rescue Plan” in effect, more individuals are eligible…
Kristin Monahan
April 20, 2021
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Reflecting on the Atlanta tragedy

Dear friends, The events of this week in Atlanta have been devastating. The shooting resulting in the death of eight individuals - six of whom were Asian American and all but one of whom were women - sadly highlights yet another example of the structural violence and racism imposed upon diverse communities nationwide. Anti-Asian structures have existed in our country…
Kristin Monahan
March 19, 2021
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Our 2019-2020 Annual Report

The last fifteen months have been a difficult time in our country, in our state and our city. Increasingly apparent are the health inequities facing our communities as a result of the global pandemic, centuries of institutional racism, and more recently fires and ice storms caused by our warming planet. During this time Project Access NOW has remained a pillar…
Kristin Monahan
March 2, 2021
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The Medicare Part D Payment Modernization Model

We urge our Oregon delegation to ask CMS to abandon the changes to the six protected classes in the PDM Model. The time is NOW for patients to access all the medicines they need and save money simultaneously. To: United States Senate & United States House of Representatives As community organizations and patient and disease groups, we are encouraged that…
Kristin Monahan
March 1, 2021
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PANOW is now hiring a Director of Equity and Advocacy

For the last 13 years, Project Access NOW (PANOW) has been working to create access to care, services, and resources for those most in need across Oregon and SW Washington. In order to continue to improve our communities’ health, and to best weather the numerous challenges faced over the past year, PANOW must grow and change both internally and externally.…
Kristin Monahan
February 17, 2021