Update

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…
Kristin Monahan
November 30, 2021
Update

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…
Kristin Monahan
November 16, 2021
Update

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…
Kristin Monahan
October 19, 2021
COVID-19

More PANOW Vaccine Events Announced

Project Access NOW is offering FREE, safe, confidential COVID-19 vaccines to anyone 12 years and older. Approved individuals, who received their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine more than six months ago, may also attend the event to receive a booster shot. Vaccines are free and you do not need an appointment or insurance. If you have health insurance, please…
Kristin Monahan
October 4, 2021
Update

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…
Kristin Monahan
September 22, 2021
Update

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…
Kristin Monahan
August 17, 2021
Update

PANOW staff celebrate Oregon’s reopening while continuing vaccination outreach

PANOW staff were grateful for the invitation to join Governor Kate Brown at the Oregon Reopening Ceremony on June 30th. At Project Access NOW, we have been proud to support over 1,197 vaccinations in the community reaching those most disproportionality impacted by COVID-19! PANOW provides expertise on Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace Virtual Town Hall Our very own Linzay Shirahama, Premium…
Kristin Monahan
July 20, 2021
Update

Resources, cooling centers for extreme triple-digit temperatures expected this weekend

According to the National Weather Service, many parts of Oregon are expected to reach record-breaking temperatures, with highs reaching dangerous levels over the weekend, including up to 107 in the Portland area; up to 112 in southcentral and southwest Oregon; and up to 104 in central and eastern Oregon. Oregonians should take steps to prevent heat-related illnesses that can lead…
Kristin Monahan
June 24, 2021
Programs

Navigating the American Rescue Plan: Project Access NOW staff help more than 400 individuals access health insurance savings

The American Rescue Plan (ARP), which took effect in March 2021, was a federal, $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill aimed at restarting the U.S. economy and building upon previous COVID-19 stimulus bills (passed in March and December of 2020). While the ARP was focused on national recovery from the economic and health effects of the pandemic, a little-known provision of…
Kristin Monahan
June 20, 2021
Update

PANOW Statement on the 156th Juneteenth Celebration

For 156 years, Juneteenth has stood as a welcomed day for celebration of freedom for African Americans, whose ancestors suffered under the shameful institution of slavery. Although the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 declared the freedom of enslaved African Americans in confederate states, slavery in America was not officially abolished until January 31, 1865, through the passage of the 13th Amendment…
Kristin Monahan
June 17, 2021