Something to Smile About: February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

February 27, 2017

Children are not as reliable as adults when it comes to moderating their own sugar intake and brushing regularly, so it is important to make sure they attend regular dental check-ups. At these appointments, dentists and hygienists remind children how to thoroughly clean their teeth, and they check for tooth decay or cavities. An ounce […]

OneWorld celebrates National School-Based Health Center Month

Congrats to Building Healthy Futures, Omaha Public Schools and our School-Based Health Center team! Since last July, just before the 2016 school year began, 3,936 local children and teens received care at a OneWorld School-Based Health Center (SBHC). Under the direction of Sarah Miller, APRN, our director of medical services and School-Based Health Centers, OneWorld […]

Hundreds of patients receive coverage, peace of mind during Open Enrollment

During Open Enrollment, which took place between Nov. 1 and Jan. 31, OneWorld’s enrollment team helped 501 people access health care coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. In the final hours of Open Enrollment this year, OneWorld’s team worked until 9:30 p.m. in order to help people navigate the enrollment process until the last possible […]

From the heart: OneWorld helps patients monitor, protect heart health

February is American Heart Month, and thanks to our donors, OneWorld is able to help patients monitor and protect their heart health throughout the year. According to OneWorld’s Chief Medical Officer, Kris McVea, M.D., in 2016, OneWorld clinicians cared for 2,789 people with diabetes, 427 patients with heart disease and 3,275 patients with high blood […]

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 […]

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