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OneWorld Community Health Centers’ main campus in South Omaha is the cornerstone of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)’s Urban Underserved Residency Track. We are a busy Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides top-quality care, and we are driven by the belief that everyone deserves access to the best health care possible—regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, immigration status or ability to pay.

OneWorld consistently ranks in top 2% for health outcomes among nation’s 1,400+ community health centers. In 2018, OneWorld was named as both a National Quality Leader and a Health Center Quality Leader by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). We were also recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Omaha® in 2018.


In 2019, OneWorld reached a milestone with our clinics providing affordable quality care to 50,182 unique underserved patients. Of those patient, 93% lived below 200% of poverty, 51% were uninsured and 40% were children under age 19. We care for patients of all ages in all stages of life. Most of the patients who visit our South Omaha campus speak Spanish.


We are a certified Patient-Centered Medical Home, and we believe in whole-person health care. We provide team-based health care in which clinical providers are supported by:

  • Behavioral health therapists
  • Diabetes educators
  • Social workers
  • Clinical pharmacists
  • Dietitians

We follow a collaborative care model with psychiatry to offer joint care for patients with severe mental illness through the Advancing Integrated Mental Services program. Residents have the opportunity to work and learn directly from the psychiatrist and psychiatry residents through this integrative program.

We also offer patients X-rays and labs on-site, and our enrollment team is available to help patients access the health care coverage they need.

OneWorld will provide you with opportunities to gain additional exposure to the following and more:

  • Medication-Assisted Treatment for patients struggling with substance use disorders
  • LGBTQ+ health care
  • Hepatitis C treatment
  • Obesity medication management
  • Teen and young adult health care
  • Acute care
  • Prenatal care
  • Procedures (EMB, IUDs, Nexplanon, vasectomies, skin procedures, joint injections, toenail removals, colposcopy)
  • High-quality COVID19 outpatient management
  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)
  • Immigrant and refugee health care

OneWorld offers a network of social/community support for patients through partnerships with the following organizations and others:

  • The Learning Community Center of South Omaha
  • WIC (we have an office on-site)
  • The Immigrant Legal Center (through an Immigrant-Focused Medical/Legal Partnership)
  • Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue

We also offer support groups and classes for our patients, and we are involved in advocacy for underserved populations at local, state and federal levels.


What is your favorite thing about practicing at OneWorld?

“The sense of community and having a common goal is one of the things I like most about working at OneWorld. I feel like every member of the health care team (health assistants, nurses, behavioral health, etc.) is working toward the goal of bettering the health of the patient.”

“I would have to say that my favorite part of working at OneWorld is being able to help the undeserved community of the Omaha metropolitan area. I truly enjoyed being able to help individuals who are struggling through their medical conditions or who need assistance in general medical care. Here at OneWorld, I really appreciate having support groups such as patient support, behavioral health, diabetes education, social work and clinical pharmacy. I would not have chosen anywhere else to do my medical residency training.”

Why did you choose to do a residency at OneWorld?

“My parents do not speak much English, and growing up, I would often have to translate during doctor appointments. I was thus aware of the need for Spanish-speaking providers. Completing my residency at OneWorld allows me to help meet this need.”

How do you use the support staff/programs (Diabetes educators, behavioral health, social work, clinical pharmacists, etc.) to provide better care for patients?

“The support staff teams here at OneWorld are phenomenal. At times when there are time constraints, the support teams are able to give the patients the more focused one-on-one time they deserve. The support teams are able to focus on each patient’s certain needs on a more self-tailored basis … whether it be the diabetic patient who needs further information about medications or dieting or with social work assisting with the patient who needs assistance with medication pricing. Another important support team would be the behavioral health team. With the growing number of psychiatric cases, behavioral health counselors are appreciated here at OneWorld. The behavioral health counselors are able to give our patients more focused time for listening and counseling.”


-Yordanka Alvarez, MD (2012-2015) Elk River, Minnesota

-Jeremy Howe, MD, MPH (2012-2015) OneWorld Community Health Centers

-Ferdinando Andrade, MD (2013-2016) Methodist

-Kris Huber, MD (2013-2016) OneWorld Community Health Centers

-Ronoel Penalver, MD (2013-2016) JSA Medical Group Brandon, FL

-Jose Mayorquin, MD (2014-2017) CHI Family Medicine

-Wolfgang Rodriguez, MD (2014-2017) CHI Family Medicine

-Hannah Christiansen, MD (2015-2018) UNMC Family Medicine

-Melanie Menning, MD, MPH (2015-2018) UNMC Family Medicine and OneWorld Community Health Centers

-John Villasenor, MD (2016-2019) Las Vegas, Nevada

-José Collazo Colón (2017-2020) Houston, Texas


  • Individuals who have a heart for the underserved and who desire to provide quality health care regardless of socioeconomic status, race, religion, gender identity or sexual orientation.
  • Individuals who are eager to learn the benefits of practicing at a Federally Qualified Health Center
  • Individuals who are interested in practicing in a fully functioning Patient-Centered Medical Home model
  • Individuals who are able to conduct visits in both English and Spanish

For more information or to discuss rotating at One World, please contact us:

Tay Orr: 402-502-8860,
Melanie Menning, MD:

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