Our BIG Why

A Worthy Cause Begins


The Frontier Health Foundation started in 2016. Former CEO of Frontier Health, Dr. Teresa Kidd along with our dedicated board, took a leap of faith, expanding the scope of the Foundation to shine a light on mental health stigma. That decision led to four major Stigma Stops Now events that began improving our region’s perception of mental and behavioral health.

So…What’s Our BIG Why?

Our “BIG Why” focuses on radically increasing our financial support for Frontier Health’s programs and services! We want to ensure Frontier can continue doing amazing work for the communities of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia for many years to come.

We Want Our “BIG Why”

To Be Your “BIG Why”

We can’t do this alone. We are looking for community members to get involved to help us reach our MISSION! The need for mental and behavioral health services throughout the region has grown tremendously over the last three years. Now more than ever we need your help.

Stories Of Hope

“I have seen what Frontier Health has done for so many people for so many years
and I dare say where would we all be without Frontier Health.”
– Wally Boyd