Every day in a community somewhere in America a health center makes a difference in someone’s life. We don’t have data or numbers to cite here, because the kind of impact we are writing about cannot be measured. What we do have are the stories, stories that we hear from our friends who are quietly carrying out the mission that started 50 years ago.
That’s what brought us to OneWorld Community Health Centers in Omaha, NE. We’ve always heard great things about OneWorld. Their clinics care for about 32,000 people, and operate from 10 locations around the city of Omaha — including four school-based health centers, and a mobile dental clinic. They also recently won the 2015 Business Excellence Award by the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce. But that’s not why we are writing about OneWorld. We are writing about them because they are making a difference in their patients’ lives beyond just delivering healthcare. And we would not know that but for this great video we found on their web site. In partnership with Community Alliance, OneWorld is addressing the comprehensive healthcare needs of patients battling mental illness. OneWorld and Community Alliance have providers in place at both healthcare centers – allowing for easy cooperation between healthcare and mental health providers. Patients do not need to make additional appointments or travel to multiple locations to have all of their needs met. But don’t take our word for it, watch the video and hear about it from the patients themselves.