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Together for a Healthier

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We believe healthy people make healthy communities. We work together to build a strong & vibrant community, because when we are together, we are healthier.

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Together for a Healthier

Community

We believe healthy people make healthy communities. We work together to build a strong &
vibrant community, because when we are together, we are healthier.

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Get Involved

Committed

Our roots are deep in the Deer River area.  We are passionate about making it an even healthier place to live, work, and play.

Connected

We believe our community is at its best when we work together. We’re dedicated to strengthening our partnership with Essentia Health and building relationships with local and regional organizations, schools, government, and tribal entities to connect more resources to our communities.

Creative

We lead initiatives for health and wellness in our communities and look for innovative solutions to challenges facing our area.

This is Who We Are

Forward Health Foundation, with our focus on community and the future in mind, has had a legacy of overcoming and pulling together since 1955. Your gifts serve our community by meeting the needs regarding the health and well-being of our residents. Our people, initiatives, and organization exist to partner with you to transform our community with innovative solutions.

Our Legacy
King Elementary receives gift from donations to the Forward Health Foundation

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Build a strong, vibrant community. Together.

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We believe healthy people make healthy communities and we are passionate about making the Deer River area an even better place to live.  Our vision is to provide support, resources and initiatives to enable community members to live their healthiest lives and build a strong community.

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News

Articles & Updates from FHF

Dig into stories of serious impact and stay abreast to the developments in our area. Your contributions are transforming our community – take a peek for yourself!

News

Articles & Updates from Forward Health

Dig into stories of serious impact and stay abreast to the developments in our area. Your contributions are transforming our community – take a peek for yourself!

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Cornerstone Employee Giving Fund Updates ED Waiting Room Thanks to the generosity of employees at Essentia Health, plans are underway to update the Emergency Department (ED) waiting room. The Cornerstone

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Feature: Wellness Center

We began with a simple question: Dream big! What would you do to make our communities healthier places to live?  To answer that question, we rolled up our sleeves and went out into the communities, partnered with Essentia Health and the Deer River schools to conduct health assessments, and discovered the health needs of our area are as diverse as we are.  Together, we committed to working toward a solution, and the Visioning Team for the Deer River Community & Wellness Center began its work.

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