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.
NCFC board member Carol Miller writes a pointed article about a proposed rule change that would greatly impact rural and frontier communities. “Health insurers could still participate in the federal Marketplace, even if some rural residents had to travel hours … Continue reading
The National Center for Frontier Communities is partially staffed by the Southwest Center for Health Innovations in Silver City, New Mexico and they are looking to hire a full time resource development and communications person. This is a great opportunity … Continue reading
In rural and frontier areas where mental health services are scarce and families face unique barriers to accessing care, schools play a significant role in providing or linking students and their families to mental health services. This Issue Brief explores … Continue reading
The National Center for Frontier Communities is proud to present our Health Impact Assessment on Improving the Quality and Quantity of Food in Southwest New Mexico Food Pantries. Our initial aim was to address the underlying policies and formulas that … Continue reading
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
In his classic 1986 essay first published in the Yale review, NCFC board member Frank Popper offers a brisk, sweeping history of the American frontier and what it still means today. As relevant as it was nearly 30 years ago, Frank offers … Continue reading