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.

Recent Posts

Cover onlyThe National Center for Frontier Communities is proud to announce the arrival of the Leading Change Toolkit: Best Practices in Technical Assistance for Rural and Frontier Health-Care Organizations in an Era of Transformation

The toolkit was developed by the National Network for Rural and Frontier Capacity, consisting of the National Center for Frontier Communities, the University of New Mexico Office of Community Health, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, and … Continue reading

The Role of Community Health Centers in Assessing the Social Determinants of Health for Planning and Policy

Sean Bruna et. al, 2014. This article examines the experience of a frontier-based community health center when it utilized the Tool for Health and Resilience in Vulnerable Environments (THRIVE) for assessing social determinants of health with a local health consortium. … Continue reading