National Center for Frontier Communities (NCFC) is an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to provide national leadership and build collaboration on issues important to frontier communities. NCFC contracts with Southwest Center for Health Innovation (CHI) to provide administrative and financial services, board management, programmatic development and day-to-day operational support of its programs. Primary areas of concentration include support of Frontier models for food supply and non-profit capacity building.
NCFC initiatives, staffed by CHI, include:
- Nonprofit Resource Group – a program that provides assessment, training, capacity building and consulting services to nonprofits, coalitions, and health service organizations in rural and frontier communities.
- HERO TRaILs – a program to accelerate the dissemination of evidence based practices for chronic pain management to rural health care providers;
- Models to address poverty and access to healthy food in frontier communities;
- National Network for Rural and Frontier Capacity – a collaboration to spread capacity building resources to support health providers in frontier and rural areas.
The National Center for Frontier Communities is also home to the Non-Profit Resource Group, a program that helps non-profit organizations and coalitions bring effective social and environmental solutions, funding and jobs to their communities.