Frontier communities are the most sparsely populated, geographically isolated communities in the United States. The National Center for Frontier Communities (NCFC) is the national advocacy voice for frontier communities across the country. We know that targeted, frontier-specific solutions need to be created and implemented to strengthen our regions. Our mission is to assure that frontier needs and voices are not only heard, but that they are a key part of the solutions.
We serve as a central point of contact for referrals, information exchange, and networking among geographically separated communities.
Frontier communities differ in many ways, but all of them are sparsely populated and far from larger population centers. NCFC gives a voice to people and programs in frontier communities and raises awareness of frontier issues to policy makers, agencies, and the public.
State Offices of Rural Health and other frontier advocates are invited to join us in Bellingham, WA on July 27th to learn about and discuss innovative efforts to advance health services across the frontier. Participants will learn: Who Are Frontier … Continue reading
By Carol Miller The Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), if honest, would keep the acronym and call itself Better Care for Rich Americans. The bill developed by Senate Republicans weaves upper income tax breaks throughout a series of sections outlining … Continue reading
By NCFC Board President Caroline Ford “If two million people in Houston lost their access to health care all at once would anyone notice? What about San Francisco, Austin, Lexington, and Indianapolis combined? That could never happen, right? Of course … Continue reading
Are you a current or aspiring producer of local food in Southwest New Mexico? Come join us to learn about what we are doing to build a robust local food economy and what we can do to help you grow … Continue reading
Vote to Help Frontier Food Pantries! To cast your votes please visit: http://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/1983150. The National Center for Frontier Communities is one of 200 finalists eligible to receive a $25,000 grant from State Farm. This State Farm Neighbor Assist Grant will be awarded to … Continue reading
Since 2012, the National Center for Frontier Communities (NCFC) has convened an annual meeting of frontier innovators, practitioners and advocates. This year (2016) it was decided to discuss one frontier health issue in-depth, rather than considering multiple issues more generally. … Continue reading