March is National Nutrition Month, a time to focus on making healthy choices when it comes to what we eat and drink. Let our Promise Community Health Center Nurse Health Coaches help!
At Promise Community Health Center, the Population Health Team is committed to helping patients make informed decisions about nutrition and overall health.
Nutrition plays a vital role in our health and well-being. It affects everything from our energy levels and mood to our risk for chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. That’s why the Population Health Team at Promise Community Health Center works closely with patients to assess their nutritional needs and provide guidance on how to make healthy choices.
One of the first steps in this process is diagnosis. A doctor or nurse practitioner may ask questions about a patient’s medical history, lifestyle, and eating habits to get a better understanding of their nutritional needs. They may also conduct blood tests or other diagnostic tests to identify any deficiencies or underlying health conditions that could affect the patient’s nutritional status.
Once a patient’s nutritional needs have been assessed, the Population Health Team can provide guidance on how to make healthy choices. This might include recommendations for specific foods or nutrients, as well as advice on portion sizes, meal planning, and food preparation. The team may also provide educational resources such as recipes and nutrition guides to help patients make informed decisions about their diets.
Nutrition plays a vital role in the treatment and outcomes of many diseases. For example, patients with some forms of diabetes can help regulate their blood sugar levels with the foods they eat. Similarly, patients with heart disease may be advised to reduce their intake of saturated fats and cholesterol to lower their risk of complications.
Of course, nutrition is just one aspect of overall health. At Promise Community Health Center, patients have access to a wide range of medical services to support their health and well-being. From preventive care such as vaccinations and checkups to treatments for acute and chronic conditions, the clinic’s healthcare providers work together to provide comprehensive care for patients of all ages.
In all aspects of care, the focus is on treating the whole person, not just the symptoms of a particular condition. This is why the Population Health Team at Promise Community Health Center takes a holistic approach to patient care, considering not only physical health but also emotional and social factors that can impact a person’s overall well-being. As part of a collaborative, team-based approach to care, many patients benefit from working with health coaches and the Mental Health Team to gain coping and stress management skills and address emotional needs related to overall health and wellness.
National Nutrition Month is an important time to focus on making healthy choices when it comes to what we eat and drink. At Promise Community Health Center, the Population Health Team is committed to helping patients make informed decisions about nutrition and overall health. Through diagnosis, guidance, and treatment, the team works closely with patients to promote optimal health and well-being. And with a comprehensive range of medical services, including complementary and alternative therapies, the clinic provides patients with the tools they need to achieve their health goals.