OneWorld has received a $75,000 community grant from Susan G. Komen® Great Plains to provide breast health education and screenings for low-income, underinsured or uninsured women.
Komen® Great Plains recently announced the availability of ten community programs in Nebraska and South Dakota that will provide medically underserved men and women with various services designed to detect breast cancer early and help ensure quality care for those diagnosed with breast cancer. Programs will run through March 2019. A list of programs is available at: www.komengreatplains.org
At OneWorld, the grant from Komen Great Plains will support the Screening and Treatment Program, an initiative to provide breast cancer screenings, referrals for mammograms and coordination of breast cancer treatment for low-income, uninsured, Hispanic women who would not otherwise be able to afford care.
OneWorld’s objectives are to 1) increase the number of women screened for breast cancer through annual exams at the clinic, 2) to coordinate mammograms and other referral appointments for patients by utilizing OneWorld’s existing partnerships with local hospitals, and 3) to coordinate treatment for patients with a breast cancer diagnosis through our partnership with the Hope Medical Outreach Coalition.
“With these funds, we anticipate that we will provide 1,400 clinical breast exams and 200 mammogram referrals to women who might not otherwise receive the care they need,” Andrea Skolkin, Chief Executive Officer of OneWorld, said. “By increasing the number of women who receive these services, we will increase the likelihood at which breast cancer is detected at an early stage, increasing the rate of survival.”
OneWorld Community Health Centers provides quality, affordable health care at 11 clinical locations in Omaha, Bellevue and Plattsmouth, and individuals with or without insurance are welcome. Established in 1970, OneWorld, in partnership with the community, provides culturally respectful, quality health care with special attention to the underserved. OneWorld is a federally qualified health center (FQHC) and provides comprehensive primary health care, dental care, mental health/substance abuse services, affordable medications and supportive services. For more information, visit us at www.OneWorldOmaha.org.
About Susan G. Komen® and Komen Great Plains
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside of the federal government while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen Great Plains is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like Race for the Cure®, Komen Great Plains has invested more than $8 million in community breast health programs in Nebraska and the Dakotas and has helped contribute to the more than $956 million invested globally in research. For more information, call 402-502-2979 or visit www.komengreatplains.org.