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OneWorld CEO, employee advocate for Dream Act in Washington, D.C.

(Image courtesy of Nebraska Appleseed) In early December, Andrea Skolkin, Chief Executive Officer of OneWorld, and a OneWorld employee who is a DACA participant traveled to Washington, D.C. in order to speak to Nebraska’s members of Congress about the importance of passing the Dream Act of 2017. (DACA is the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals […]

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OneWorld outreach team provides nearly 1,000 community members with flu vaccines

Since statistics show that few people get vaccinated against influenza after the end of November, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established National Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec. 3-9, 2017) to highlight the importance of continuing flu vaccination. Annual flu vaccines are the best way to reduce one’s risk of getting sick with seasonal […]

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Valued Volunteer: Dr. Debra Romberger, volunteer physician

(Image courtesy of UNMC) Even in high school, Dr. Debra Romberger knew that she liked both science and people. She started college thinking that working in a laboratory setting would be a good fit for her, but she quickly realized that working in an environment where she could interact with people would be a better […]

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Supporter spotlight: The Enrichment Foundation

The Enrichment Foundation is a local foundation founded by Connie O’Neil, a sibling of an individual who had Cerebral Palsy. According to the foundation’s website, O’Neil’s sister was able to live a full and happy life, so the purpose of the foundation is to “enrich the lives of other families so that they can be […]

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Andrea Skolkin: Keeping our youth healthy (Midlands Voices editorial)

This editorial was published in the Omaha World-Herald‘s Midlands Voices section on December 15, 2017. The writer is chief executive officer of OneWorld Community Health Centers. Health care options for young people are continuing to be minimalized. Especially with Congress’ delay in reauthorizing funds for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, and for community […]

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