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Statement from the Executive Director regarding the leaked Roe V Wade U.S. Supreme Court opinion

We at Project Access NOW strongly condemn the leaked Supreme Court opinion striking down Roe v Wade, a decision that has protected the health of American women since 1973.   Our organization serves 20,000 individuals each year, many of whom have very low incomes, are recent immigrants, speak English as a second language, face discrimination as a person of color, are disabled,…
Rebecca Raab
May 4, 2022
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Celebrating 1st Annual Retreat with Health Systems

PANOW Hosts 1st Annual Health System Partner Retreat Project Access NOW is a collaboratively funded organization, built as a health system partner utility fifteen years ago. Recently, members of the PANOW board and leadership team hosted the first annual health system partner retreat where we discussed our funding model, reach and impact, as well as future strategy coming out of…
Rebecca Raab
March 17, 2022
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End of Legislative Session Wrap

Author: Dele Oyemaja, Director of Equity & Advocacy | Project Access NOW The short Oregon legislative session that ended Friday, March 4th (three days ahead of its Monday deadline) saw lawmakers tackle complex health policy legislation. At its core, the 35-day session reinforced an acknowledgment that our broken health care system cannot remain static without changes to address future challenges.…
Rebecca Raab
March 14, 2022
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PANOW supports policy making, myth-busting, and Black History this month

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…
Rebecca Raab
February 15, 2022
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Black History Month 2022: Black Health and Wellness

Every February, the United States honors the contributions and sacrifices of African Americans who have helped shaped the nation. The month celebrates the rich cultural heritage, triumphs and adversities that are an indelible part of our country’s history. The management and staff of Project Access NOW (PANOW) celebrate the month of February popularly known as Black History Month. This year’s…
Rebecca Raab
February 4, 2022
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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 are line with our 2022 policy priorities: Access to Care, Housing, Medicaid Flexibility, and Social Health. Emergency Heat Relief for Renters SB…
Rebecca Raab
February 3, 2022
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CIE to Address Social Needs

The social determinants of health are the non-medical factors that influence health outcomes. ​Housing is a social determinant of health that could be better addressed in the United States and in the Portland metro in particular. It is estimated only 2-3% of rental units will be vacant​ in 2022. In addition, rents are expected to remain high having a ripple effect on vulnerable and low-income populations. There is…
Rebecca Raab
February 2, 2022
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Happy New Year – PANOW is hiring!

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…
Rebecca Raab
January 18, 2022
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Remembering the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On Monday, January 17 we remember the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and commemorate what would have been his 93rd birthday. The management and staff of Project Access NOW (PANOW) join hands with our colleagues from the community identifying as Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) to celebrate this great statesman for his devotion to non-violence, injustice,…
Rebecca Raab
January 17, 2022