Thank you!

Thank you to those who attended our 2023 Annual Gala! All funds raised will go to support our mission to provide life-saving health services to underserved communities.

We would like to take a moment to again recognize the sponsors who made our recent 2023 Annual Gala possible. We had a blast celebrating with you and feel equally honored to be a long-term partner in ensuring equitable health care access across our state. 

Thank you to our presenting sponsors: Adventist Health Portland, Legacy Health, Kaiser Permanente, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), and Providence Health & Services

Thank you, also, to the essential support provided by: CareOregon, The Heatherington Foundation, PacificSource Health Plans, OnPoint Community Credit Union, Portland City Government, and PacificWest Bank. 

See you next year!

Call for insurance agent and partner referrals

Calling all insurance agents and community-based organizations!

Our Insurance Enrollment & Payment Support program supports clients by paying their Marketplace insurance premiums in full.

We are looking for partners to refer eligible clients to our program.

Services Provided:

  • We pay Marketplace insurance premiums​ - clients pay $0 for monthly premiums​​
  • We help waive prescription co-pays​ at participating pharmacies for covered medications​
  • We support the waiving of out-of-pocket costs​ for medical bills for some in-network providers

Eligibility Guidelines:

  • Below 300% FPL​
  • Resident of Clackamas, Multnomah, or Washington County
  • Enrolled in or can enrolled in a plan on the Marketplace
  • Must be a Silver-level plan with Kaiser, Moda, Providence, or PacificSource​
  • Eligible for and accept full tax credits​
  • NOT Eligible for other qualified health insurance (employer plan, Medicaid, Medicare)

Interested? Contact Maya Chan, Program Manager


PANOW presents locally and nationally

This month PANOW staff present at three conferences, sharing the important work our organization does from improving health care coverage and access to connecting patients to health-related social resources.

Community Information Exchange Virtual Summit

June 7-8, 2023

"Engaging health systems and community-based organizations to address health related social needs: An Oregon model"

  • Myrna Valdez, Project Access NOW
  • Connie Gilfillan​​​​, Meals on Wheels People
  • Carly Hood-Ronick, MPA, MPH, Project Access NOW

American's Health Insurance Plans Conference

June 13-15, 2023

"Boots on the Ground Perspectives on Ensuring Continuous Coverage"

  • Erin Fair Taylor, MPH, JD, PacificSource Community Solutions and incoming Project Access NOW Board Chair
  • Emily Ann Farrell, JD, Trillium Community Health Plan
  • Jerold Mammano, Aetna, a CVS Health Company
  • Miranda Creviston Motter, JD, AHIP
  • Carly Hood-Ronick, MPA, MPH, Project Access NOW

Society of Epidemiologic Research Conference

June 13-16, 2023

“Integrating Social Needs into Healthcare Systems: Oregon's Experience”

  • Paulina Kaiser, Samaritan Health Services
  • Allison Brenner, Cascadia Health
  • Hannah Cohen-Cline, Center For Outcomes Research And Education
  • Erika Cottrell, OCHIN and Oregon Health & Science University
  • Carly Hood-Ronick, MPA, MPH, Project Access NOW

COVID-19 public health emergency unwinding

The Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace has a wealth of information about the COVID-19 unwinding process and how this is affecting health care for thousands of Oregonians.

Project Access NOW is also here to help you understand your options and stay covered. If you have questions or recently received a notice in the mail, contact us today!

PANOW Insurance Enrollment and Payment Support Team:

Marketplace Transition Help Center:

What we're celebrating this month

Pride Month

Equitable access is at the very core of health outcomes and a vital consideration as we celebrate Pride Month this June.

Learn more


Project Access NOW will be closed in observance of this important holiday.

Find ways to celebrate locally

Highlight: PANOW's Community Assistance Program

The Community Assistance Program (CAP) connects low-income people to resources that help them successfully transition from a hospital back into the community following major medical interventions.

Additionally, the team works closely with Coordinated Care Organizations to support Medicaid members in accessing health-related, non-medical resources available to them, such as air conditioners, taxi rides, and hotel rooms.

For our program partners, we take care of securing contracts, managing a variety of vendors, invoicing, leveraging discounts, and data collection/reporting so they can focus on their business of providing quality health care.

To date, we have helped administer over $32M in goods and services​ to more than 47,000 people entailing over 91,000 requests.​

A network of over 250 vendors, contracted and managed by PANOW, help to fulfill these service requests.

Most requested services last year:

  1. Transportation (local and regional)​
  2. Short-term or emergency housing​
  3. Prescription payment support

Additional services offered:

  • Meal, CSA, and fresh produce delivery​
  • Rent and utility assistance ​
  • Car seats​ and other new parent essentials
  • and much more!

To learn more, contact the Community Assistance Program Team:

We are hiring:

  • Medical Reviewer

  • Community Assistance Program Support Specialist I

  • Strategic Projects Specialist

  • Community Assistance Program Accounts Specialist I

All complete applications must include a cover letter and resume.

For any questions, please contact

Learn more and apply


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Carly Hood-Ronick, MPA, MPH

Chief Executive Officer

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