To connect the needs of our community’s military service members, veterans and their families to the highest quality resources by providing a central source for information, navigation and integrated services.
PMCN Advisory Board
The Peak Military Care Network (PMCN) Advisory Board provides strategic guidance on organizational focus for PMCN. The Board also provides guidance and recommendations to the leadership of the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments and the National Homeland Defense Foundation regarding PMCN operations.
The Pikes Peak area is the only region in the United States to house a major Army installation (Fort Carson), three Air Force installations (Peterson Air Force Base, Schriever Air Force Base and Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station), and a leading service academy (U.S. Air Force Academy). By conservative estimates, one in four residents is a former or current member of the military, making the area home to one of the highest concentrations of service members in the nation. More than 25,000 soldiers are stationed at Fort Carson alone—double the total from 2006. Our military community has also had a significant economic impact on the region, contributing approximately $5.5 billion—over one-third of the total regional economy.
The Peak Military Care Network grew out of a program undertaken by Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments that studied the regional impact of growth at Fort Carson (Fort Carson Regional Growth Plan). In 2011, in response to recommendations of the Growth Plan and ongoing community efforts to coordinate care for service members, veterans and their families, PPACG engaged government, military and business leaders, first responders, crisis intervention service providers, educators, nonprofit organizations and service members, veterans and family members to develop a collaborative military system of care for the Pikes Peak region.
The resulting assessment report identified critical issues and many assets in region, as well as the need for a central source for information and resources and enhanced collaboration.
The web-based Network of Care was launched in May 2011 and has been an extremely popular destination for those seeking information about local services.
PMCN has enabled informal collaboration and information-sharing among military, VA and community-based providers, enhancing knowledge of and access to available resources by linking providers and service members, veterans and family members.