New Name, Same Mission - Forward Health Foundation

Deer River Area Health Care Foundation is now Forward Health Foundation.   The Foundation’s new name, branding and website officially launched in November 2020.

As an independent, community-focused non-profit organization, we have been committed to making an impact on the community’s health since 2012.  Forward Health Foundation is proud to serve the communities of Deer River, Ball Club, Inger, Bowstring & S. Lake.  In addition, through support of Essentia Health in Deer River, Grand Rapids, and Remer, the Foundation serves patients across Northern Minnesota and beyond.

The Foundation’s primary focus areas will continue to be twofold: support of Essentia Health and support for health and wellness in the communities we serve.

“Our new name and brand better reflect our mission and vision as we look to the future for our organization and the Deer River area.   We have always had a broader focus than healthcare and we’ve worked hard to build partnerships in our area to improve health and wellness. Our vision is a healthy, vibrant community and we’re excited to expand the impact of the Foundation in the years to come” shares Leah Oslin Foundation Director.

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