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…
Rebecca Raab
June 17, 2021
Update

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…
Rebecca Raab
June 15, 2021
Update

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…
Rebecca Raab
May 25, 2021
Update

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…
Rebecca Raab
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…
Rebecca Raab
May 4, 2021
Update

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…
Rebecca Raab
April 20, 2021
Update

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…
Rebecca Raab
March 19, 2021
Update

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…
Rebecca Raab
March 2, 2021
Update

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…
Rebecca Raab
March 1, 2021