Update

Welcome PANOW’s Interim Executive Director

Dear Community: Since its inception, Project Access NOW (PANOW) has worked to increase access to healthcare and services, especially for our most vulnerable community members. Linda Nilsen, PANOW’s founder, lead the organization’s tremendous growth over the past thirteen years. Linda left the organization at the end of 2019, yet continues to serve as a consultant for the organization. As we…
Kristin Monahan
January 31, 2020
Events

Celebrate with us at the PANOW Gala: March 13, 2020

At this year’s Project Access NOW gala, our annual fundraising event, we’re celebrating the partners who help us remove barriers to health care and create a healthier community for all. This year’s theme is Mardi Gras, so come dressed in festive carnival flair! Friday, March 13, 2020 at 5:30PM The Loft at 8th Avenue 2010 SE 8th Ave, Portland Get…
Kristin Monahan
January 9, 2020
Update

Letter from the Board Chair: Executive Transition at Project Access NOW

Dear Partners and Supporters, After thirteen years as founding Executive Director of Project Access NOW, Linda Nilsen will step down and move on to the next phase of her career, effective December 31, 2019. Project Access NOW would not exist as it does today without Linda’s leadership and vision. I speak for the Board of Directors when I say that we…
Peter Korchnak
October 28, 2019
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