OneWorld Awarded $438K Grant

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OneWorld Awarded $438K Grant

OneWorld Community Health Centers, Inc. (www.oneworldomaha.org) is proud to announce that five programs will receive grants totaling $438,300 for 2017-2018 from United Way of the Midlands. Thanks to the generosity of United Way donors, low-income and uninsured patients in our community will receive culturally respectful, quality health care at OneWorld.

The Community Clinics Care for Children program meets the basic health care needs of children who are uninsured because their parents cannot provide health insurance or because the children do not qualify for Medicaid or other insurance options. With the United Way funding, uninsured children receive immunizations, screening and counseling for weight and treatment plans for asthma.

The Health Supportive Services program addresses the basic needs of low-income patients with chronic conditions and diseases who are uninsured and unable to pay for necessary health care. With a United Way grant, OneWorld helps patients to achieve healthier lifestyles by learning to manage chronic conditions and diseases such as hypertension and diabetes with medical care, case management and financial assistance.

The Integrated Medical and Behavioral Health Care for South Omaha program provides access to comprehensive primary medical and behavioral health care to low-income patients in South Omaha and Bellevue. With United Way funding, a primary care physician works with a clinical pharmacist, a behavioral health therapist and support staff as a team to improve patient outcomes.

The International Center for Health Education program focuses on recent immigrants and refugees with basic health needs as well as infectious diseases, chronic illnesses and mental health issues. With funds from United Way, OneWorld’s Community Health Educator Registered Nurse provides immunizations, flu shots, access to physicals and medications and case management.

The Promotoras for Douglas County program provides access to care to low-income, uninsured and Spanish-speaking residents of South Omaha. With the United Way grant, Hispanic community health workers known as promotoras provide screenings and follow-up for heart disease, diabetes and obesity; promote behavior change to reduce risks; and link individuals to a medical home..