Teen & Young Adult Health Center Opens Doors to New Patients
The OneWorld Teen & Young Adult Health Center staff: Dr. Amy Lacroix, Alyssa Watts, Jennifer Ortega, Brittany Griffis, Patty Roberts, Laura Sanchez, Gerald McGuire and Claudia Orozco.
OneWorld's Teen & Young Adult Health Center, located at 4310 S. 24th Street, opened its doors! The clinic, the first of its kind in Nebraska, provides revolutionary health care designed to meet the unique needs of individuals aged 15-24. Southeast Omaha has one of the highest rates of uninsured and delayed care for children and adolescents living in poverty. Douglas County also has one of the highest STD rates in the nation and South Omaha has a high teen pregnancy rate. The clinic staff are experts in providing care to meet these needs, and primary, preventive, behavioral health and supportive services.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on January 26, 2016 to celebrate the clinic’s opening, followed by an open house for teens, young adults, parents and school faculty.
Visit www.oneworldomaha.org/tayahc for more information about the Teen & Young Adult Health Center or call (402) 502-8880 to schedule an appointment.
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OneWorld's 2015Year in Review
Making a Difference in the Community for 45 Years
2015 was a great year for OneWorld to celebrate "45 Years of Making a Difference." As we move into 2016, we take time to reflect on the past year's accomplishments and growth by remembering our biggest moments from 2015.
January - OneWorld's Enrollment and Financial Services department assisted Omaha area residents with Marketplace Insurance enrollment, helping reaching a national enrollment total of over 6.6 million.
February - A La Familia meetings kicked off at OneWorld, a Spanish language support group for LGBT individuals, families and allies.
March - OneWorld's Promotora program expanded to better-support Sarpy County residents. Promotoras are community members trained to support and promote health and wellness within their families, neighborhoods and the community.
April - OneWorld nurse Pat O'Hanlon was honored as an Outstanding RN by the Nebraska Nurses Association.
May - The annual Cinco de Mayo celebration raised $11,327 to support OneWorld's Baby Boutique, that encourages mother to attend prenatal appointments by allowing them to shop for diapers, clothing and other baby needs. OneWorld was also named as a Greater Omaha Business Excellence Award winner by the Chamber of Commerce.
June - OneWorld's Pharmacy installed a new robotic dispensing machine to fill prescriptions with better accuracy and efficiency.
July - Navigators at the Learning Community Center of South Omaha (LCC), operated by OneWorld, trained in the Growing Great Kids model to strengthen their skills in hosting parenting classes and making at-home visits in South Omaha. The LCC's outstanding community work earned the program an honor from President Obama as a Bright Spot in Education.
August - OneWorld's annual Back to School Bash kicked off National Health Center Week and the National Association of Community Health Centers' 50th anniversary. Over 1,100 children and families attended the Back to School Bash, enjoying free activities, ice cream, bounce houses and the opportunity to explore OneWorld's many services.
September - OneWorld was awarded $245,746 in funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for reaching and exceeding national health care performance standards.
October - Free mammograms were offered to 20 OneWorld patients via a mobile screening unit in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
November - OneWorld's annual Milagro Dinner raised over $115,000 and featured a silent auction and guest speaker, Dr. Frances Elizabeth Jensen, who discussed teen behavior and brain development.
December - OneWorld expanded its services to Sarpy County, opening a new clinic in Bellevue, located on Fort Crook Road. OneWorld's new Teen and Young Adult Health Center also opened in December to provide specialized care to individuals age 15-24.
2016 OneWorld Calendar
of Coming Events
November 1 - January 31 – Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment
January 26 – Teen & Young Adult Health Center Ribbon Cutting
January 29 - "Marketplace at Midnight" Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Event at OneWorld's Main Campus from 9 p.m. - 12 a.m.