Project Access NOW
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 The mission of Project Access NOW is to improve the health of our community by creating access to care and
 services for those most in need..
Nurse Practitioners of Oregon Join
Project Access NOW as a Major Stakeholder!

Over the past three years, Nurse Practitioners of Oregon (NPO) has been one of Project Access NOW’s most generous supporters. Their commitment has included providing major sponsorship at our annual Bridges t Health Care event, serving on the Project Access NOW Board of Directors, and the invaluable support they have offered as service providers for Project Access NOW clients. With this history of support, we are absolutely thrilled to announce that NPO has decided to make a multi-year commitment to Project Access NOW by joining as a Healthcare Stakeholder. Our Healthcare Stakeholder’s collectively provide nearly half of our revenue each year. This is a significant commitment by NPO in addition to their many years of generosity and we are so grateful for their dedication to Project Access NOW.

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Join us for our 5th annual recognition and fundraising event. This signature event is to celebrate the generosity of our health care volunteers and community partners.

In 2013 more than 3,600 uninsured neighbors in our Community received Care and services as a result of Connection through Project Access NOW. We would not be able to do this work without your generous support.

This year’s event will be an interactive experience to emphasize Project Access NOW’s ability to be nimble and responsive to the changing needs of our community. We look forward to this celebration as well this opportunity to share with you why our community needs Project Access NOW … More than Ever.

Be sure to LIKE Project Access NOW on Facebook, FOLLOW @PANOWPDX on twitter, and help get the word out about this fantastic event using our event hashtag: #bridges2access



Remember to Sign Up for Fred Meyer Community Rewards

Project Access NOW recently signed up to participate in the new Fred Meyer Community Rewards program. For those of you who have not heard of this, beginning February 3rd, Fred Meyer will be donating $2.5 million each year – up to $625,000 each quarter – to the local schools, community organizations and nonprofits of your choice. All you have to do is link your Rewards Card and use it when you shop at Fred Meyer.

If you shop at Fred Meyer and have a rewards card, please link it to Project Access NOW. We also encourage you to pass this information along to your friends and family who may be interested in supporting Project Access NOW in this way.

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 Ensure adequate access to care. Today.

Every $1 we spend means we are able to provide $10.24 of healthcare costs. That’s a return on investment of over 1,000%!

Your contribution will help the low-income uninsured get the care they need. Today.

Thank you for your support!



Staff Profile: Johnny Dejeas

Johnny is Project Access NOW’s Program Support Specialist. He grew up and lived in Chile until 3 years ago when he relocated to the United States with his wife. At a young age, Johnny became involved in community-based work. He was an intern at the University of Valparaíso Senior Citizen Institute, where he planned workshops and trainings for senior citizens. After completing his studies at Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello, Johnny continued his work with senior citizens as an instructor with the city government in Quintero, Chile. He created and presented memory training for senior citizens based on neuroscience and cognitive-behavioral findings.

When Johnny relocated to the United States he wanted to continue his work serving the community. He worked with Lutheran Community Services Northwest in Everett, WA as a Program Coordinator and Resource Specialist. In these positions, Johnny assisted in project development and also supported Latino families as an interpreter, helping communicate beyond language and cultural differences. After moving to Portland, Johnny discovered an opportunity to join the team here at Project Access NOW.

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Meet Allen

Allen has spent the past 30 years working full-time on cars, and like so many in our community, has never been offered affordable health insurance through his employer. In 2009, Allen began to have severe back pain that required medical attention – his lack of insurance became problematic.

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Staff Profile: Erin Coppola

Our Development Assistant Erin is the newest member of our staff, however, she is not entirely new to Project Access NOW. “I had the opportunity to volunteer with Project Access NOW last year” says Erin, “helping around the office allowed me to gain insight and familiarity in the services Project Access NOW provides.” When the opportunity to become involved as a member of our staff presented itself, Erin felt that her background and experience would make her a perfect fit for this position.

Growing up in a military family, Erin moved around quite a bit as a child, most recently living in Las Vegas, NV. She began her journey in public health in Nevada in 2006 when she became certified as an EMT and a CNA. “Initially I thought I wanted to work in direct service” says Erin. However when she moved to Portland in 2010, she was inspired to connect with a new community and reach out to the programs and organizations helping to serve those most in need of support. She says “I have always found volunteering to be not only a rewarding experience, but also a way to support and give back to my community.”

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United Way of the Columbia Willamette
Project Access NOW operates in strategic partnership with United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, regional Project Access partners, and many generous health care partners.

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