Health Centers in the News

Charles Drew Health Center Hires New Members to Executive Leadership Team

Kenny McMorris, President and Chief Executive Officer at Charles Drew Health Center (CDHC) is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to the Health Center’s Executive Leadership Team – Tarsha Jackson, BS, CPA, Chief Finance Officer; Angeline Larson, MBA, Chief Operations Officer; and Miku Sodhi, MD, MHA, Chief Quality Officer. Tarsha Jackson, BS, CPA, Chief Financial Officer leads the financial affairs of the Center in partnership

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Congress Passes Legislation to Improve Veterans’ Health Care Access

After months of deliberation, Congress passed legislation to provide $17 billion in emergency spending to improve access to care for veterans who either cannot get a timely appointment or live more than 40 miles from a VA facility. Under this legislation, veterans who meet these qualifications can choose to seek care from any provider participating in Medicare, an FQHC, the Department of Defense, or the Indian Health Service, with a guarantee from

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OneWorld Opens WIC Clinic in Northwest Omaha

OneWorld Community Health Centers, Inc. announced the opening of a new WIC (Women’s Infants and Children) clinic at OneWorld’s Northwest Omaha clinic, 4229 North 90th Street. The WIC clinic will offer services on the first and third Wednesday of each month during clinic hours, 8am to 4pm. The motto of the WIC program is “Strong parents, healthy kids” and provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support and prescriptive food supplementation

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OneWorld Recognized by City of Omaha and Nebraska Department of Economic Development

OneWorld Community Health Centers was recognized recently by Governor Dave Heineman and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development and Mayor Jean Stothert and the City of Omaha for development and renovation of the historic Livestock Exchange Campus, home to OneWorld’s main health clinic. As a federally qualified health center, headquartered in South Omaha, OneWorld provides medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, and support services

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HHS announces Affordable Care Act mental health services funding

$50 million from the health care law will expand mental health and substance use disorder services in approximately 200 Community Health Centers nationwide The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced that it plans to issue a $50 million funding opportunity announcement to help Community Health Centers establish or expand behavioral health services for people living with mental illness, and drug and alcohol problems.  Community

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OneWorld Receives Gratitude Award from Baird Holm LLP

Baird Holm LLP has presented its third annual Gratitude Award to OneWorld Community Health Centers.  Each year, the Firm recognizes two local organizations at their annual Thanksgiving luncheon. Baird Holm created the Gratitude Award to recognize organizations in the community that positively impact the people of Omaha and the surrounding areas.  The two winning organizations were invited to attend a Thanksgiving luncheon to receive their award

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Organizations Launch Kresge-Funded Project to Assess and Address Patient Risk

The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO), the Oregon Primary Care Association (OPCA), and the Institute for Alternative Futures (IAF) have launched a Kresge Foundation-funded project to measure and capture health centers’ patient risks in terms of both clinical and non-clinical factors, such as the social determinants of health--the social, environmental,

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Capitol Hill Hearing to Focus on Breaking Down Barriers to Volunteerism at Health Centers

The Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee today convenes a legislative hearing on bipartisan legislation introduced by Representatives Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Gene Green (D-TX) to break down the barriers to health professional volunteerism at Community Health Centers (CHCs).  The Family Health Care Accessibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 2703) provides a legislative solution to a longstanding problem that health centers confront in attracting volunteer

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