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Location

Portland, OR


Organization

Project Access NOW


Title

Deputy Director


What are your domains of INTEREST?

Human Services, Education, Public Health, Health Information Technology


What are your domains of EXPERTISE?

Human Services, Public Health, Health Information Technology


Share with us a short bio of yourself.

Janet's title of Deputy Director provides cover for her actual role as Fomenter of Chaos. At Project Access NOW, she combines removing barriers for our awesome staff and volunteers to effectively serve our clients with finding new opportunities to make those services as comprehensive as possible. She is passionate about winning the War on Poverty, which by the way, has not yet been won. Janet first began volunteering for Project Access NOW during it's first year, when it was building it's original program connecting low income, uninsured people with donated health care services in the Portland Metro Area. As health reform evolves in Oregon, Project Access NOW has expanded it's service offerings which now include application enrollment assistance for OHP and QHP's, premium assistance, support for safe and secure discharge from hospitals and health related service administration for our CCO, as well as a robust Community Pathways Program. Project Access NOW is also supporting the development of the Regional Community Health Network, which coordinates services to improve health and advance equity. Our vision is to create an infrastructure that supports cross sector collaboration to address the social determinants needs of all our oppressed communities. A recovering Californian, Janet fell in love with the Pacific Northwest in the early 1990s when she traveled here regularly for her work as a healthcare information systems consultant, a profession she has yet to fully shed despite various career forays as a coffee shop/specialty grocery store-owner, organizational development consultant, mediator, and even one day of law school.


Would you like to join Health IT Group?

Yes


Would you like to join the NIC's New England Chapter Group?

No


Would you like to join the NIC's California Chapter Group?

No


Would you like to join Confidentiality and Privacy Group?

No


Would you like to join Social Determinants Group?

Yes


Would you like to join Opioid Epidemic Group?

Yes


Would you like to join the NIC & HIMSS Group?

No


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