OneWorld Midwife Honored as a Health Center Hero for National Health Center Week
Courtney Allen Cowardin, CNM, associate medical director of Women’s Health at OneWorld Community Health Centers, Inc. (www.OneWorldOmaha.org) in Omaha, has been honored as a “Health Center Hero” for National Health Center Week 2018 (NHCW). Cowardin was selected among the finalists from hundreds of nominations sent to the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) from health centers across the country and received the most votes online from peers and other Community Health Center supporters.
Since arriving at OneWorld 14 years ago, Cowardin has made providing excellent, holistic care a top priority, going beyond traditional health care to meet the needs of her patients. Last year, after realizing that many patients who receive care at OneWorld’s Women’s Health Center were hungry and often going without food, she connected with Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue, a local nonprofit that delivers excess perishable food to nonprofits that feed the hungry. Thanks to Courtney’s efforts, patients who struggle with food insecurity now leave with bags of fresh produce, dairy products, meat, bread, and other healthy groceries.
Cowardin’s service to her community also extends to providing warm coats and clothes for young patients. Last October, Cowardin was the force behind OneWorld’s drive to give hundreds of children’s coats, mittens, hats, scarves, and more to patients in need.
Established in 1970, OneWorld, in partnership with the community, provides culturally respectful, quality health care with special attention to the underserved. For more information, visit www.OneWorldOmaha.org.