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Workgroup for People's Health and Rights


David Werner
2397 Palo Verde Ave.
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
United States

(650) 384 6405 (Phone)

David Werner, Director
2397 Palo Verde Ave.
East Palo Alto,, California 94303
United States

650-384-6504 (Phone)

Type of Organization

ID: Contact for donor or verification purposes
Type: 501C-3

Service Areas

Regions: South America
Countries: Healthwrights is based in Palo Alto, California but is involved with projects internationally. Main work and rehabilitation services in MEXICO
Specific cities, regions, or groups of people: Healthwrights works mainly in the 3rd World in the South (mainly Mexico). Healthwrights works closely PROJIMO (Program of Rehavilitation Organized by Disabled Youth of Western Mexico). For more informaiton visit -
Age Group: Adults, Children
Fees Charged: Sometimes

Services Provided

Prosthetic Fitting, Orthotic Fitting, Medical Equipment / Supplies, Education, Prosthetic Fabrication, Orthotic Fabrication, Rehabilitation / Training
There is a facility/physical building for patient care at the specified location.
Accomodations for volunteers near or at the specified location.


Financial Assistance

Volunteers: Prosthetists, Orthotists, Technicians, Lay Persons, Therapists, Other: editors, translaters, geeks

Materials, Components, and Equipment: New, Disassembled, Equipment, Used, Medical Supplies, Other: P & O componets, wheelchairs

General Background Information

Historical Information
Founded in 1994 by David Werner
Total volunteers to date: 200
Annual average volunteer participation: 10
Total recipients of care to date: Thousands
Annual average recipients of care: Hundreds
This organization has a business/financial relationship with another Non-Profit organization.
     Name: ProsthetiKa, Liline Fonds, Mulago, ect.
     Address: Contact for further information

Financial Information
Organization does NOT provide funding for volunteers.
Volunteer needs to raise individual funds for all expenses.
Currently and Historically, the organization's funding and contributions have come from:
        Government: 0%
        Individuals: 15%
        Personal: 25%
        Other: 60%

Mission Statement
HealthWrights is a non-profit organization committed to advancing the health, basic rights, social equality, and self-determination of disadvantaged persons and groups. We believe that health for all people is only possible in a global society where the guiding principles are sharing, mutual assistance, and respect for cultural and individual differences.

Additional Information & Comments

In short, HealthWrights focuses on these activities:

Community health:

Disability issues, rights and technologies, with leadership taken by disabled persons and their families.


Critical analysis of the man-made causes of poor health


Development and distribution of educational materials - Including David Werner's books Where There Is No Doctor (Spanish version available).

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