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OneWorld Community Health Centers proudly announces the award of grant funds totaling $372,400 from United Way of the Midlands to support five unique programs. Thanks to the generosity of the United Way donors, approximately 15,000 low-income and uninsured residents of Douglas, Sarpy, Cass and Pottawattamie Counties will receive medical, dental and behavioral health care and supportive services.

The Community Clinics Care for Children program will deliver quality medical, dental and behavioral health care including immunizations, Body Mass Index (BMI) screenings and counseling and treatment for asthma to an estimated 3,800 uninsured children from low-income families.

The Health Outreach and Access for Refugee, Immigrant, and Minority Populations program will provide outreach, education, health screenings and case management to 2,100 refugees, immigrants and minority residents in Douglas County.

The Health Supportive Services program will provide case management and financial assistance to approximately 8,000 low-income and uninsured patients with chronic conditions including diabetes and hypertension.

The Integrated Health Care for Uninsured Adults program will offer access to comprehensive health care, including preventive screenings; diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases; behavioral health care; and clinical pharmacy services for an estimated 815 uninsured and low-income adults in South Omaha.

The Learning Community Center of South Omaha program will assist approximately 100 low-income, Spanish-speaking parents to acquire English, parenting and computer skills needed to support their children’s education.

With support from United Way, OneWorld cares for a young patient named Monica with a chronic and possibly progressive disease that paralyzed the left side of her body. Monica’s family is uninsured, and previously, her parents did not know what help was available to them. OneWorld coordinates care for every aspect of Monica’s life. At OneWorld, Monica receives routine vaccinations and referrals to community resources. She also receives care to minimize muscle loss and maintain her weight. The Community Clinics Care for Children program provides the services needed for Monica to live her best possible life.

“OneWorld sincerely appreciates support from United Way of the Midlands to address unmet health needs in our community,” Andrea Skolkin, Chief Executive Officer of OneWorld, said. “This funding enables us to provide a wide range of services with the goal of improving health outcomes for low-income and uninsured patients. We would like to thank every employer and individual who contributes to United Way.”

About United Way of the Midlands:
Thanks to donors, volunteers and community partners, United Way of the Midlands (UWM) is not only focused on addressing our community’s human needs today; it is focused on what can be and what should be. It is building on today’s strong partnerships to create even more comprehensive human service efforts tomorrow, so our community can solve some of the root causes of poverty. UWM is community-based, community-focused. Thanks to those who share their strength, UWM is COMMUNITY STRONG. Please visit UnitedWayMidlands.org for more information.

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