Welcome, Board Members

This month, we are proud to welcome three new members to our board of directors!

  • James Harker - Chief Population Health Officer, Providence Health & Services, Oregon Region
  • Liberty Pertiwi - Director of Primary Care Services, Samaritan Health Services
  • Steve Conklin, J.D. - General Counsel, Hillsboro Medical Center

We are honored to have your expertise and commitment to health equity as part of our work at Project Access NOW!

Data shows more than 3 out of 4 Oregonians are keeping medical benefits

A recent bulletin from the Oregon Health Authority shows that the state is making good progress in supporting Oregonians with keeping their medical benefits as the state reviews eligibility.

As of July, 543,123 people have come up for renewal...representing 37% of OHP and Medicaid members. Of these individuals, 419,663 people (77.3%) were fully renewed.

At Project Access NOW, we are proud to be a part of this effort, assisting individuals in responding to requests for information or signing up for a Marketplace plan when needed.

Are you or someone you know losing OHP? Please contact our Insurance Enrollment and Payment Support Team for assistance in 230 languages.

Call/Fax: (503) 345-7031

Email: oea@projectaccessnow.org

Book an appointment: https://projectaccessnow.simplybook.me

Civitas Networks for Health 2023 Annual Conference

Don't miss the Civitas 2023 Conference August 20 – 23 in National Harbor, MD.

PANOW CEO Carly Hood-Ronick will join Meredith Roberts, PANOW board member, and Erick Maddox, Executive Director at Reliance eHealth Collaborative, to discuss the considerations around various components of the health data utility (HDU) model, and the importance of community based organizations participating in the evolution of this model.

PANOW Featured in OHA Health News Blog

Recently, the Oregon Health Authority Health News Blog featured PANOW's Payment Support program.

We are proud to offer this program that pays the health insurance premiums for eligible people who earn slightly too much to qualify for the Oregon Health Plan (OHP/Medicaid) but still have trouble paying their Marketplace premiums and out-of-pocket health care costs.

For more information or help signing up for payment support:

National Health Center Week

This week, we are celebrating National Health Center Week and our clinic partners, many of whom have been with PANOW's Donated Care program since its inception.

Thank you, partner clinics, for your work as a vital safety net in our community, providing primary health care and other support to those with few other options.

Borland Free Clinic

Good News Community Health Center

Central City Concern

Clackamas County Health Centers

Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine

Multnomah County Health Centers

National University of Natural Medicine

Neighborhood Health Center

N x NE Clinic

OHSU Richmond Clinic

Outside In

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic

Wallace Medical Concern

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center and Foundation

PANOW Partnership with Rose Haven

Recently, our CEO Carly Hood-Ronick and VP of Operations Omar Al Rais visited Rose Haven to meet with Executive Director Katie O'Brien and see the work PANOW's Community Health Worker Etta Harris is doing on-site.

Rose Haven is the only day shelter and community center in Portland specifically serving women, children, and gender-diverse people. Etta visits the center frequently to provide support enrolling in Medicaid, vision screenings, and access to a clothing closet.

We are proud to bring resources to the community - where people live, work, and congregate - to make true access to health care and related services a reality for more Oregonians.

Upcoming Events

Find our Community Health Worker team out in the community and get connected with vision screening, health insurance enrollment, and more!

Healthier Together Oregon and PANOW

PANOW is committed to continued implementation of the Oregon State Health Improvement Plan, called Healthier Together Oregon. The plan, which wraps up next year in 2024, has already made significant strides in reducing institutional bias; addressing adversity, trauma, and toxic stress; increasing access to behavioral health care; bolstering the economic drivers of health; and increasing access to equitable preventive health care. Sixty-two strategies across five priorities comprehensively address health inequity, both upstream and downstream.

It has been an honor to collaborate on increasing health equity with our health system partners, the Oregon Health Authority, and other funders to craft programs - such as Donated Care and Payment Support - that break down the barriers to health care access.

Check out https://healthiertogetheroregon.org to learn more about the plan and be on the lookout for the new plan in 2025!

Open Positions

Join the PANOW team! We are currently hiring for the following positions:

  • Strategic Projects Specialist
  • Medical Reviewer
Learn more and apply


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Carly Hood-Ronick, MPA, MPH

Chief Executive Officer

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