About Us


Who We Are

The Health Foundation began in 2019 as the successor to the Highlands Cashiers Hospital Foundation. Since our inception, we’ve sought to address the unique health care challenges in our rural community, which include a shortage of healthcare professionals, a seasonal economy, and a significant amount of uninsured individuals. We’ve pressed towards our goal to lift health and well-being for all in Highlands, Cashiers, and surrounding Western North Carolina communities by supporting a host of initiatives and health care grants, the first major project being the establishment of Blue Ridge Health – Highlands Cashiers in 2021, a thriving primary care clinic. We’re proud to serve our treasured mountain communities, and we invite you to join us in lifting health and well-being, together!