Rep. Bonamici, Outreach & Enrollment Team at Central City Concern To be Honored by OPCA
In recognition of National Health Center Week 2014, the Oregon Primary Care Association will honor U.S. Representative Suzanne Bonamici and the outreach and enrollment team from Central City Concern’s Old Town Clinic. The awards ceremony takes place on Friday, August 15, at 9:15 a.m. at the Old Town Recovery Center, 33 NW Broadway in Portland.
OPCA will present Representative Bonamici with the 2014 Distinguished Community Health Advocate Award from the National Association of Community Health Centers. Old Town Clinic’s outreach and enrollment team will be recognized with a special award for enrolling more than 2,100 patients in insurance programs and improving access to health care for all Oregonians. Team members are E.V. Armitage, Kascadare Causeya, Kevin Chou and Eric Reynolds.
Representative Bonamici’s award honors her work in support of improved access to cost-effective and affordable health care at health centers in her district’s underserved communities. “Congressman Bonamici has always been a fighter for the forgotten,” says John Hummel, OPCA policy director. “Her advocacy in support of improving health outcomes for all residents in her district, regardless of their income and regardless of their background, is inspiring and appreciated.”
Regarding the outreach and enrollment award, Rachel Solotaroff, medical director for Central City Concern, said, “We’re delighted with this honor for our outreach and enrollment team. They have worked creatively and diligently to enroll patients in the Oregon Health Plan and private insurance plans. They have forged many partnerships with other organizations to maximize their outreach efforts and have enrolled more than 2,150 people so far this year.”