On December 3, HHS released an important HHS Action Plan and announced a partnership to reduce maternal deaths and disparities that put women at risk prior to, during, and following pregnancy.
The HHS Action Plan provides a roadmap for addressing risk factors, improving the quality of and access to maternity and postpartum care, and supporting a research agenda to fill gaps in current evidence.
The Action Plan outlines three specific targets to help the nation improve maternal mortality outcomes:
1. Reduce the maternal mortality rate by 50% by 2025
2. Reduce the low-risk cesarean delivery rate by 25% by 2025
3. Achieve blood pressure control in 80% of women of reproductive age with hypertension by 2025
The U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams issued a complementary Call to Action to Improve Maternal Health outlining the critical roles everyone can play to improve maternal health.
Read this call to action here : call-to-action-maternal-health.pdf
You can learn more about the HHS Action Plan to Improve Maternal Health, the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Improve Maternal Health, and the Public-Private Partnership to Address Disparities in Maternal Health Outcomes by watching this webinar: CLICK TO WATCH THE WEBINAR
Promise Community Health Center is proud to already be addressing these strategies at our facility.
- Promise offers diverse providers: midwives, medical doctors and nurse practitioners all with medical assistants that translate in Spanish
- Promise addresses disparities by having a sliding fee scale and working with our patients to address their financial concerns
- Promise supports breast feeding by having an on staff Lactation Consultant
- Promise also provides our communities with printed and online resources both in English and Spanish
Would you like to know more or talk with our Women’s Prenatal and OB department. Call 712-722-1700 today!
Promise Midwifery Team
Promise Community Health Center is the only facility in the northwest Iowa area that offers the opportunity to have an assisted birth in your home with Certified Nurse Midwives. Our Midwives are highly trained and have over 40+ years of combined birthing experience. What do you want your birth experience to look like? Our providers take the time to respectfully explore that question. Patients must be located within 75 miles of Sioux Center, have a low-risk pregnancy, no history of cesarean section and no major medical history.
Some of the cities and towns in northwest Iowa, southeast South Dakota, and southern Minnesota that our Promise Certified Nurse Midwives have delivered babies in and assisted in home births are:
- Alton, IA
- Beresford, SD
- Boyden, IA
- Canton, SD
- Cherokee, IA
- Doon, IA
- Flandreau, SD
- Granville, IA
- Harrisburg, SD
- Hartford, SD
- Hawarden, IA
- Hudson, SD
- Hull, IA
- Ida Grove, IA
- Luverne, MN
- Onawa, IA
- Orange City, IA
- Paullina, IA
- Primghar, IA
- Rock Rapids, IA
- Rock Valley, IA
- Sanborn, IA
- Sergeant Bluff, IA
- Sheldon, IA
- Sioux Center, IA
- Sioux City, IA
- Sioux Falls, SD
- Slayton, MN
- Spencer, IA
- Spirit Lake, IA
- Storm Lake, IA
- Tea, SD
- Vermillion, SD
- Worthing, SD
- Worthington, MN
- Yankton, SD
Promise Free Pregnancy Testing
Think you might be pregnant? Promise offers free and confidential pregnancy testing. We want to help you start your pregnancy care in the healthiest way for you and baby. Results are available immediately and we can help you from there.
Call Promise to schedule an appointment for free pregnancy testing and meet with a Promise Nurse for next steps. Your plan may include scheduling an appointment with our Promise midwife providers for prenatal care or fertility counseling. If you don’t wish to become pregnant right now, your plan can include scheduling an appointment with our providers for birth control options.
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