The National Center for Frontier Communities is a national clearinghouse and leadership resource on critical frontier issues. We give voice and support to people and programs in small, remote areas by raising awareness of frontier issues, sharing resources and information, and actively engaging with policymakers, agencies, and the public to build healthy, resilient communities.
Advocacy: Frontier communities are a vital, integral and significant part of the national fabric, yet traditional policy, services and support are not aligned with the particular needs and realities of remote communities. With over 20 years of success our advocacy programs engage with governmental leaders to build better national, state and local policy and support for frontier communities.
SWNM Food Hub: We serve Grant County and the SWNM region as a dual-purpose food hub designed to grow the local food economy, improve food access and reduce food insecurity. Our Food Hub helps local food producers reach their food business goals by providing marketing, coordination, aggregation and distribution services. By folding food pantry needs into our distribution and warehouse services, we utilize excess food, tap into our logistical network to purchase bulk food items and distribute healthy foods to food pantries at a reduced cost.
Frontier Wellness: We began by using evidence-based practices and tools to decrease substance abuse in frontier counties to great success. Overtime we began to think about resilience, connection, safety, and Social Determinates of Health in frontier communities and how to use these core pillars as a platform for health and healing in community.
Non-profit Support: NPOs working in frontier communities need critical support to deliver vital services in historically under-served areas. We work to help improve capacity and outcomes of frontier NPOs with support, advice, and repeatable program ideas to assure success in measurable ways for sustained wellbeing.