Project Access NOW's C3 Community Assistance Program



Project Access NOW's C3 Community Assistance Program helps people successfully transition from the emergency department and inpatient hospital settings to their homes by addressing social needs that contribute to avoidable readmissions. Frontline hospital staff - such as discharge planners, social workers and care managers - connect low-income patients with community resources and provide vouchers for services like transportation assistance, medication management and temporary housing. 

Partner Organizations

  • Project Access NOW
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Providence Health and Services
  • FamilyCare
  • Health Share (coordinated care organizations)

Target Population

Low-income individuals with unmet social needs

Care Team



2014 - present

Results/ Studies

Case study by the Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc. (2018)


Donations and payments from participating health system partners/CCOs


Program website

Webinar: Advancing Health Care and Community-Based Organization Partnerships to Address Social Determinants: Lessons from the Field (August 2018)