Learning Community Centers Selected for the Ascend Network at the Aspen Institute

February 6, 2017

We’re proud to announce that the Learning Community Centers of South and North Omaha are the first organizations in Nebraska to be selected for the Ascend Network at the Aspen Institute! Ascend is a national leader on cutting-edge, two-generation strategies to improve educational success. The two-generation philosophy, which involves working with parents and children together, […]

OneWorld Unveils Updated Website

January 24, 2017

After months of creative work, OneWorld revealed its updated website in early January. The site now features an entirely new design, new photos, additional web pages (including one about OneWorld’s Baby Boutique) and a patient portal that will help patients easily access their medical information. In the coming months, OneWorld’s website team will work to […]

OneWorld Works to Prevent and Detect Human Trafficking

According to a recent Presidential Proclamation, every year in the United States, millions of men, women and children are exploited for labor or sex. Human traffickers use violence, deceit and/or promises of a better life to prey upon some of the most vulnerable populations, including migrants, refugees fleeing conflict or disaster, homeless LGBT youth, Alaska […]

Clinic Helps Young People Find Solutions for Stress

Young people under age 25 face a wide range of issues. Staff members at OneWorld’s Teen and Young Adult Health Center are prepared to provide comprehensive health care and support services designed especially for this age group. According to Amy Lacroix, M.D., a physician at the Teen and Young Adult Health Center, the clinic is […]

Fathers Program Protects Newborns From Risky Infections

Expecting mothers routinely receive Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) and influenza vaccines during their prenatal appointments, but according to OneWorld Community Health Educator Pat O’Hanlon, R.N, it’s important for anyone who will be holding a new baby to receive these vaccinations. Pertussis (whooping cough) and the flu can be life-threatening for newborns, and if only […]

OneWorld Employees Go the Extra Mile After Patient’s House Fire

When Norma Valle, a social assistance worker at OneWorld, learned that a Dec. 18 house fire had claimed everything a patient’s family owned, she sprang into action. As the social assistance worker assigned to their case, Valle first tried to help the family of seven through the process of finding community resources. She called several […]

Long-Term HIV Survivor Credits Positive Attitude, Dr. Dworak With Continued Health

December 19, 2016

Leslie, a patient of Dr. Alex Dworak at OneWorld Community Health Centers, is a middle-aged man with an impressive background. His resume boasts a bachelor’s degree, an MBA, a Master of Divinity degree, a Doctor of Divinity degree, a Ph.D. in romance languages and literatures, and an unfinished degree in Germanic languages and literatures. At […]

United Way Grant Helps Promotoras Spread the Word

OneWorld’s promotora program has proven to be effective at increasing health care access and disease prevention within minority populations in Sarpy and Dodge counties, and now, a United Way grant will allow the program to expand into Douglas County. Promotoras are peers and community members who connect with their neighbors, families, friends and communities to […]

Reach Out and Read With OneWorld

At OneWorld, every time a child (from six months to age 5) attends a well-child checkup, the child’s family receives a developmentally and culturally appropriate book, and medical providers work to incorporate literacy into the exam. During pediatric exams, doctors and nurses speak with parents about the importance of reading aloud to children. Reach Out […]

Cervical Health Awareness Month: Screenings Help Prevent Cervical Cancer

According to the National Cervical Cancer Coalition, each year in the United States, nearly 13,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer, and more than 4,000 of these women die as a result. While cervical cancer can usually be detected through screenings (pap and HPV tests) and prevented with vaccines, not everyone has access to these […]

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