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.
“The frontier has driven the American imagination and economy,” said Brian Kempf. “The frontier is as important as every other place if not more so, it’s geographically larger and it’s a place in of itself.” Kempf, along with his classmates … Continue reading
Out latest newsletter is the third installment in our 20 for 20 series that highlights the recent efforts and accomplishments of NCFC. You can view it by clicking here. … Continue reading
Frontier Partners Meeting a Big Success! Many of the smallest and most remote communities are deeply impacted by even small changes in the U.S. health care system and regular attention and action are needed to ensure a resilient system with … Continue reading
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