PacificSource Honored with Portland Business Journal’s 2021 Corporate Philanthropy Innovation Award
(Springfield, Ore.) Oct. 25, 2021— PacificSource Health Plans was recently honored with an Innovation Award at the Portland Business Journal’s 2021 Corporate Philanthropy Award ceremony. The annual award ceremony honors businesses with the highest charitable giving tallies in 2020 and organizations with innovative philanthropic partnerships that make a difference in the communities they serve.
PacificSource was recognized for helping fund the University of Oregon’s and Oregon State University’s projects related to COVID testing, tracing and understanding of the movement and prevalence of the virus in the community. Both testing methods, known respectively as MAP and TRACE, began in the spring of 2020 and are still currently active.
“It has been such an honor to help support these organizations and the incredible work they have been doing to help safeguard our local communities,” said Ken Provencher, president and CEO of PacificSource Health Plans. “This recognition truly goes to all of the people who developed and are still actively implementing these critical initiatives.”
To date, PacificSource has provided ongoing COVID relief funding to support its members, providers, staff and community totaling $4,075,000. That sum includes grants of $800,000 to the OSU Foundation and $800,000 to the UO Foundation to support the TRACE and MAP initiatives.
In 2021, PacificSource invested an additional $100,000 in the OSU Center for Health Innovation for education, outreach and vaccine clinic support targeting hard-to-reach communities, including Black, Indigenous and people of color.
About PacificSource Health Plans
PacificSource Health Plans is an independent, regional, not-for-profit community health plan serving the Northwest. Founded in 1933, PacificSource has local offices throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. The PacificSource family of companies employs 1,600 people, serves more than 500,000 individuals, and has 3,900 employer clients throughout the Northwest. For more information visit PacificSource.com.