Our BIG Why

A Worthy Cause Begins


The Frontier Health Foundation was created in 2012. Subsequently, former Frontier Health CEO Dr. Teresa Kidd along with our dedicated board, took a leap of faith and expanded 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 is Our BIG Why?

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

This Work Needs You!

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.