Institute for International Medicine
2340 E. Meyer Blvd., Building 1, Suite #338-A
Kansas City MO 64132
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 444-6400
Mission Statement
Equipping Healthcare Professionals & Students to Serve the Forgotten.
 
INMED’s comprehensive approach to preparing and mobilizing healthcare students and professionals are designed to serve today and tomorrow’s most neglected individuals and communities in which they serve.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Nicholas Comninellis MD, MPH, DIMPH
Board Chair Nicholas Comninellis MD, MPH
Board Chair Company Affiliation Institute for International Medicine
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2003
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement
Equipping Healthcare Professionals & Students to Serve the Forgotten.
 
INMED’s comprehensive approach to preparing and mobilizing healthcare students and professionals are designed to serve today and tomorrow’s most neglected individuals and communities in which they serve.
Background Statement
Institute for International Medicine (INMED), was founded in 2003, educating four medical students who served two separate communities through medical service. Today, INMED has trained over 1,000 healthcare students and professionals and provides medical services for over 500,000 per year. We were founded on the principle that providing medical services to the forgotten takes more than a medical license, it requires a passion for one’s neighbor and a unique set of skills that go beyond the typical medical education model.
 
Those we serve face the reality of poverty and its affects on health. They are at a higher risk for overall poor health, chronic problems, and catastrophic illness. Many face the inability to access health services, have difficulty navigating the health system, and lack basic preventative services like adequate daily nutrition.
 
INMED is the leader in low-resource medical services and education. Our strategy has been to develop curriculum, educational activities, service-learning opportunities, and research opportunities that focus on developing a generation of healthcare professionals to serve the forgotten within our communities.
Impact Statement
Accomplishments in 2015 - 2016:
 
Throughout this year INMED particularly worked to increase access to its hybrid intensive courses, with these high points: 
  • INMED International Medicine & Public Health Intensive Hybrid Courses were held 8 times, including in-classroom locations in Kansas City MO, Fort Worth TX, Boston MA, Kirksville, Long Island NY, Pittsburgh PA, and Shenyang China with 119 total participants.
  • 10 individuals completed an INMED Diploma Program during this academic year.
  • 460 individuals and exhibitors participated the 2017 Humanitarian Health Conference. The conference theme was Holistic Partnership with the Forgotten
  • INMED’s Continuing Education Department hosted CME joint-providership activities for Saint Luke’s Health System, Kansas City Dermatological Society, Buchanan County Medical Society, The Research Foundation, Research Belton Medical Center, Children’s Mercy Hospital, and Lee’s Summit Medical Center, among others. INMED was also awarded Continuing Nursing Education Accreditation through Missouri Nurses Association.
 
Goals for the current year:
  • Increase participation in the Diploma Programs and Hybrid Courses.
  • Increase awareness of continuing education opportunities. 
  • Increase attendance at the upcoming Humanitarian Health Conference.
  • Develop an International Research Council to oversee international research.
  • Develop innovative educational tools.
Needs Statement
Health disparities have always existed, but in recent years there has been a drastic increase in the number of people who lack basic medical care within our communities. To better serve the least served in our communities INMED is in a 2-year process of building organizational capacity.
 
Our needs include:
  1. Expanding network to reach these identified groups.
  2. Technical assistance in bioinformatics and research development and implementation.
  3. Volunteers to assist in conferences and educational events.
  4. Technical assistance in alumni follow-up and outcome measurement. 
  5. Technical assistance in INMED branding.
Service Categories
Graduate & Professional Schools
Ambulatory & Primary Health Care
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement The most heartening of INMED successes include the reports of our participants that they are gaining a greater respect for people who are most marginalized, and the reports of those marginalized that they are receiving genuine care and empowerment.

The successes leading up to such reports include year-by-year increases in the number of those active in INMED events like the Kansas City Cross-Cultural Healthcare Symposium and the INMED Exploring Medical Missions Conference. Other successes include expansion of our educational offerings to include a greater variety of on-line and in-classroom educational opportunities on topics that include public health, cross-cultural competency, diseases of poverty, disaster medicine management, and health leadership. Additional successes include expanding partnerships with Kansas City area safety-net providers and opportunities to nurture alliances between young healthcare professionals and these safety-net providers.

Challenges facing INMED center primarily around increasing healthcare professional’s awareness of INMED’s education and training opportunities, and forging closer alliances with Kansas City area safety-net providers to enhance this opportunity of INMED-trained personnel to best apply their skills on behalf of our most forgotten residents. Over coming these challenges is the dominate objective of INMED executive officers in the coming year.

Personal relationship building is INMED’s main approach toward increasing awareness and forging alliances. To this end, we will make ourselves more available to engage with our professional colleagues in the range of public forums and events, and in the day-to-day provision of healthcare. We will continue to listen carefully to the needs and interests of our colleagues, interested sponsors, and our patients themselves–especially those who are culturally diverse and those who are less likely to be heard. We will hence adjust our services to best meet the needs of all these.
Programs
Description The annual Humanitarian Health Conference (formally Exploring Medical Missions Conference) has broadened its reach and impact by diversifying our learning formats and expanding our target audience reach.  The 2017 Humanitarian Health Conference increased our attendee registration by 20% from 2016.   This conference is a premier opportunity for students and professionals to polish their sense of calling and their skills on behalf of the world's most forgotten people.  Learning formats have evolved to be engaging to the learner.  At the 2017 Humanitarian Health Conference, we hosted a conference-wide humanitarian crisis event.  Conference attendees responded to the crisis using the knowledge and skills gained at the conference.
Program Budget $95,000.00
Category International, Foreign Affairs & National Security, General/Other International Health Care Assistance
Population Served Adults, ,
Short-Term Success The 2017 Humanitarian Health Conference was a huge success. The conference theme was Holistic Partnership With The Forgotten? Attendance was up 20% from the 2016 conference.  At the end of the 2017 Humanitarian Health Conference, we hosted a conference-wide humanitarian crisis event. Conference attendees responded to the crisis using the knowledge and skills gained at the conference.
Long-Term Success The Humanitarian Health Conference is the biggest conference of its kind in the Midwest.  With over 500 in attendance, INMED seeks to grow this conference to over 1,000 attending each year.  The success of this conference has been documented through our over 90% of conference attendees stating that they had implemented new practices they learned at the conference.  What excites us the most is that 80% of conference attendees report that they currently or plan to provide medical services and goods to the forgotten of this world.  Many of them end up serving at safety-net clinics in Kansas City or in a bush hospital in Ghana, West Africa.  The ultimate vision of the conference is to equip and inspire  health professionals to serve the least served among us.
Program Success Monitored By
Monitoring the success of this program is accomplished by:
  1. Self-reporting competency surveys
  2. Three month follow-up survey 
  3. Simulation debriefing
  4. INMED continually tracks our conference attendees to discover how they have become engaged in serving the forgotten.
Examples of Program Success
A poster presentation award winner at the 2017 Humanitarian Health Conference was original research by a student, Anvita Mishra, at the California Institute of Technology.  Anvita is engineering a rapid malaria test that captures/detects a unique protein within the infection.  This development will drastically reduce the cost of malaria testing and are chemically stable for distribution, unlike current tests.  
 
This research has the potential to drastically change our approach of diagnosing and treating malaria in the future.  Potentially saving millions of lives.   
Description This program is designed for those healthcare professionals in the clinical fields who wish to complement their education with both academic skills and clinical experience in international medicine. Equipped in this way, recipients of the INMED International Medicine & Public Health Diploma will be prepared to lead comprehensive health promotion efforts in low-resource communities.
Program Budget $65,000.00
Category International, Foreign Affairs & National Security, General/Other International Health Care Assistance
Population Served Adults, ,
Short-Term Success The INMED Diploma program continues to grow both in student numbers and in alumni actively involved with serving the forgotten.  100% of all INMED Diploma alumni have committed to serving the forgotten both in short-term volunteer positions and/or as long-term professionals.   
Long-Term Success
The INMED Diploma programs long-term goals include:
  1. Build a cadre of healthcare professionals that are equipped to provide quality and evidence-based health services and goods to the forgotten of this world.
  2. To elevate the profession of service to the forgotten in our society.
 
Program Success Monitored By
INMED monitors the Diploma program through the following:
1. Quizzes/tests
2. Board exam
3. Preceptor evaluations
4. Student evaluations
5. Alumni engagement
Examples of Program Success Lisa Mohrman, MD completed the INMED Diploma during medical school.  Dr. Mohrman finished her surgical residency this summer and will be leaving from Ghana, West Africa for a year as an INMED fellow.  During the next year Dr. Mohrman will serve the forgotten of Ghana through her surgical skills as well as train nationals and other INMED Diploma students.
Description This training program is created specifically for physicians who are intent on a full-time career in the field of international medicine. Equipped with the skills and experience provided by the INMED International Medicine Fellowship, graduates will be prepared to design, initiate, and lead health interventions in low-resource communities.
Program Budget $150,000.00
Category International, Foreign Affairs & National Security, General/Other International Health Care Assistance
Population Served Adults, ,
Short-Term Success
Since the launch of the Fellowship program two years ago, INMED has successfully trained two fellows and currently has two additional fellows in the field. 
Long-Term Success
The INMED Fellowship programs long-term goals are to:
  1. Develop a cadre of health professionals who provide compassionate evidence-based quality care to the forgotten of this world.
  2. Those who complete the INMED Fellowship will be the leaders in elevating international health and reducing health disparities.  
Program Success Monitored By
The program is monitored by the following:
1. Board exam
2. Preceptor Evaluations
3. Student Evaluations
4. Alumni engagement
Examples of Program Success Dr. Rich Ambler recently completed a one-year fellowship at the Baptist Medical Centre in Nalerigu, Ghana.  During his time at the hospital, Dr. Ambler developed in-patient protocol to assist national doctors in providing evidence-based quality care to patients.
CEO Comments

INMED enjoys several inspiring opportunities in the coming year. Most relevant is our focus on immigrants and refugees in the United States. Skills in managing diseases of poverty and cross-cultural competency are essential in meeting their needs. But healthcare providers frequently report that they find themselves deficient in these regards. INMED is developing the workforce of immigrants and refugees healthcare providers through specific educational offerings, including INMED Self-Paced Courses. 

Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Nicholas Comninellis MD, MPH, DIMPH
Term Start July 2009
Experience
Nicholas Comninellis is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Community & Family Medicine at the UMKC-School of Medicine, and founder of the Institute for International Medicine--for whom he is a full-time, unpaid volunteer. He served inner city citizens for a year at Shanghai Charity Hospital during the pre-prosperity era, and over two-year period initiated a healthcare ministry in the war-besieged city of Huambo, Angola, in southern Africa. He also served one-month medical assignments in Honduras, Haiti, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Niger and Kunming, China. Dr. Comninellis then worked for six years in the Kansas City public hospital system before launching INMED in 2003.
 
He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, the Saint Louis University School of Public Health, and was a family medicine resident at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Comninellis also earned a diploma in tropical medicine from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. He is board certified in both preventive medicine and family medicine, and is author of six books on contemporary issues.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Micah Flint Dec 2004 - July
Senior Staff
Title Chief Programs Officer/Director of Continuing Medical Education
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 4
Paid Part-Time Staff 2
Volunteers 45
Paid Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Formal Evaluations
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Board Chair
Board Chair Nicholas Comninellis MD, MPH
Company Affiliation Institute for International Medicine
Term July 2013 to July 2017
Email nicholas@inmed.us
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Nicholas Comninellis MD, MPHInstitute for International Medicine
Peter Greenspan MDUMKC School of Medicine
Roy Moran ThMShoal Creek Community Church
Don Philgreen MDResearch Family Medicine Residency
Richard Randolph MD
Mike Searcy Searcy Financial Services
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 1
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 0
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 86%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 70%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $392,000
Projected Expenses $345,000
Form 990s
2016 IIM 990
2015 IIM 990
2014 IIM 990
2013 IIM 990
2012 IIM 990
2011 IIM 990
2010 IIM 990
2010 IIM 990
2009 IIM 990
2008 IIM 990
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2015, 2014, 2013: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990. 
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line items may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$252,456$226,522$356,837
Administration Expense$88,398$114,323$134,304
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates----$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.110.891.05
Program Expense/Total Expenses74%66%73%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$261,133$224,678$275,896
Current Assets$153,849$100,970$148,860
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$1,825$1,512$16,695
Total Net Assets$259,308$223,166$259,201
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities84.3066.788.92
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Reach Foundation $61,934
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Individual $24,500
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --National Christian Servant Foundation $20,500
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Organization Comments
 
Organization Name Institute for International Medicine
Address 2340 E. Meyer Blvd., Building 1, Suite #338-A
Kansas City, MO 64132
Primary Phone (816) 444-6400
Contact Email office@inmed.us
CEO/Executive Director Nicholas Comninellis MD, MPH, DIMPH
Board Chair Nicholas Comninellis MD, MPH
Board Chair Company Affiliation Institute for International Medicine
Year of Incorporation 2003