Mountain Medics is a US-based, volunteer- staffed, nonprofit organization aiming to improve the health and quality of life of developing mountain communities around the world. Our 501(c)3 tax- exempt EIN is 20-3291559
Founded in August 2005, MMI is a recognized 501 (c)(3) charitable non-profit, nonsectarian organization focused on the all-around health of impoverished mountain communities and their surrounding areas. Why the mountains? Colorado based, our board and volunteer staff share an admiration of the mountains for their tranquility, the endless opportunities they offer to hike and climb, and for the people that have chosen to live their lives along side them. The mountains provide a home to some of our world's poorest and underserved populations.
Influenced by our experience, we have been particularly concerned with the poverty and health care situation in Peru, a society with clear inequities within its blend of indigenous Andean ethnic groups. Our first programs at MMI have all taken place in Peru and have attempted to better understand these inequities and ease the differences between racial/ethnic groups in terms of economic status, education, and health.
MMI is a member of Guidestar, where you may find our annual 990 reports.
Our near-term plans are to continue concentrating our efforts in Peru. We hope to continue our clinic operations in the Cordillera Huayhuash and Cusco vicinity until the urgency has diminished. Our future is likely to bring us to other areas, but our goal is to bring about effective change and continuity of care without spreading our resources too thin.
We look forward to hearing your ideas and suggestions to help MMI achieve its future goals.
BOARD OF ADVISORS
Dr. Melissa Krebs, M.D.
Dr. Rafael Pais Hurtado, M.D.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dr. Chris Hulen, DDS