Volume 05| January-March 2021
January-March 2021
Omaha AHEC Newsletter
In This Issue
-A Message from Omaha AHEC
-In the Spotlight
  • Fall Workshop
-Black History Month
  • Celebrating black pioneers in medicine
A Message from Omaha AHEC 
The Omaha AHEC wishes you, your family, and loved ones a happy and healthy New Year! May 2021 bring you joy and peace. Remember to keep your spirits high and to stay determined. With courage, faith and effort, you can and will achieve all that you desire.
In The Spotlight
Omaha AHEC Fall Workshop
The Omaha AHEC Fall Workshop took place on November 16th, 2020. Omaha AHEC partnered with One World Community Health Centers for a virtual presentation. Our One World guests included:

  • Andrea Skolkin, CEO
  • Coleen Schrage, Director of Pharmacy
  • Kelly Dorfmeyer, Director of Behavioral Health
  • Nicole West, Social Work Supervisor
  • Therese Hennessy, DO, Pediatrics Clinic Lead
  • Carolina Ibarra, Program Manager, Learning Community Center
  • Tasha Conley, Director of Nursing

About OneWorld

"OneWorld Community Health Centers was established in 1970 as a volunteer-staffed free clinic to provide patients with financial, cultural and linguistic barriers better access to quality health care services."

"OneWorld believes that everyone deserves access to the best health care possible, regardless of economic or insurance status. To that end, we provide a vast range of services in health care, dentistry and behavioral health. We focus on meeting the primary health care needs of our community, and we maintain an open-door policy, providing treatment regardless of an individual’s income, insurance coverage, without differentiation or consideration of race, sex, disability, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status or ability to pay. In 2018, OneWorld clinics cared for 46,292 patients."

  • Access
  • Integrity & Compassion
  • Stewardship
  • Community
  • Partnership
  • Excellence & Quality

Black Pioneers in Medicine
February is Black History Month
Celebrate with us by taking at look at these Black pioneers in medicine

Dr. Alexander Augusta
Dr. Augusta was the highest-ranking Black officer in the Union Army during the Civil War. He was also the first African American head of a hospital and the first Black professor of medicine in the United States.
Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler
Dr. Crumpler was the first Black woman doctor in the United States of America, obtaining her medical degree during 1864 amidst America’s Civil War. She published "A Book of Medical Discourses" which was a collection of her medical journals. The purpose of the book was to educate others, especially other women, about medicine.
Dr. Charles Drew
Dr. Drew is known for his work with blood plasma and research with blood transfusions, and he organized the first large-scale blood bank in the U.S. In 1943, he was awarded the Spingarn Medal for "the highest and noblest achievement" by an African-American "during the preceding year or years." The award was given in recognition of Dr. Drew's blood plasma collection and distribution efforts.
Dr. Benjamin Carson
1951- Present
Dr. Carson became the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital at age 33 and earned fame for his groundbreaking work separating conjoined twins. Additionally, he is a co-founder, along with his wife of the Carson Scholars Fund. Dr. Carson has said his biggest medical challenge was separating adult conjoined twins in 2003, a 52-hour operation.
Dr. Regina Benjamin
1960- Present
Dr. Benjamin is American physician who served as the 18th surgeon general of the United States. In 1995, she was the first African-American woman and the first person below the age of 40 to be elected to the AMA’s Board of Trustees. In 1998, she received the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights.
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