One Community Health

One Community Health

Sponsored  by Cardinal Glass

849 Pacific Ave
Hood River, OR 97031

1040 Webber St.
The Dalles, OR 97058

HRVHS
1220 Indian Creek Road
Hood River, OR 97031
Mission
To advance health and social justice for all members of our community.
Goals
One Community Health is loved and trusted by our patients and staff because we treat each with respect and empathy. Both our patients and staff recommend us to their friends and family. Our teams advance individual health outcomes and equity throughout our community. Our integrated services put patients first. We are an essential community leader and a preferred partner to advance health and social justice.

As a proven leader and collaborative partner, we are an essential community asset and a sound choice for investments to advance health. Our 2018 goals include increasing access to care, improving quality and results, and decreasing barriers for the most vulnerable.

– PROGRAM OVERVIEW –

One Community Health is the Columbia River Gorge’s nonprofit community and migrant health center. We provide an integrated approach to medical, dental and behavioral health care, plus offer substance use and health education that supports total wellness.

Families turn to us time and time again for everything from obstetrics to pediatric care, youth dental prevention and treatment programs, and our School-Based Health Center, now available to all students living in Hood River County School District. Patients come to us not just for their acute needs but to learn how to thrive over time.

We began in 1986 as La Clínica del Cariño, a clinic for migrant farmworkers and their families. Over the years, One Community Health has responded to our community’s needs by expanding our mission and services. Thanks to our improved access to care and the loyalty of our talented staff, we are growing our impact and reach.

Today, celebrating more than 30 years of service, we are grateful as well as proud to offer affordable, high-quality care to all people living in Hood River, Wasco, Skamania and Klickitat Counties.

– GIVING OPPORTUNITIES –

Gifts enable us to provide care for local people such as:

Robert:* It was a scorching hot day in the Gorge when Robert showed up for his appointment—eight hours early. Homeless, skin parched from the sun, and suffering from incredible sores and pain, Robert simply hoped he might be seen sooner than his scheduled time. The team at OCH jumped into action, not just tending to his immediate medical needs but taking extra steps to restore some semblance of dignity to the patient’s endangered sense of self. We sponge-bathed his body. Trimmed his beard. Cut his nails. And then, staff pulled cash from their own pockets to buy him basic clothes and food before we all said goodbye. Upon leaving our care, he thanked us, saying he felt like a human again.
Bill: A local carpenter without health insurance, Bill hadn’t seen a doctor in eight years when he decided to make an appointment for a painful sore on his nose. After receiving a diagnosis of basal cell cancer, OCH staff helped him get medical insurance and the life-saving treatment he needed.

Natalia: School was never easy for Natalia, who had struggled with a lisp for as long as she and her parents could remember. Her classmates poked fun at her. And Natalia’s teacher reprimanded her when she couldn’t talk quite right. Our dental team immediately recognized her challenge: Natalia was tongue-tied. Through a simple dental procedure, OCH addressed the long-overlooked issue, instantly freeing the young girl from both her physical challenge and emotional pain. At her checkup, Natalia just smiled and smiled, happy to simply stick her tongue up to her teeth—and talk without a lisp. Her father, also all grins, told us that at last, Natalia was happy to go to school.

*Names have been changed.
Make a gift online or by mail:

www.onecommunityhealth.org/donate

One Community Health
Attn: Ronda Snyder
849 Pacific Ave.
Hood River, OR 97031

For more information about how to get involved, contact Ronda Snyder at rsnyder@onecommunityhealth.org, 541 386 6380
www.onecommunityhealth.org