The Population health team from Promise has collaborated with the Hope food pantry since the beginning of 2020. Each week, one or more of our team members have had the privilege of building relationships with others in our community and the surrounding communities through Hope Food pantry. While seeking connections we have been able to provide information on the services Promise has to offer to everyone.
The team from Promise has been able to work alongside Hope food pantry to identify needs of the patrons. Our team was able to translate into Spanish the instructions for preparing a Minestrone soup that is a great option at the pantry, but often overlooked due to uncertainty of the package. We were able to prepare a sampling of the Minestrone soup for patrons to try!
Promise and Sioux Center Christian School recently partnered together during SCCS’ reading between the trees book drive to provide books for our patients. The Population health team was able to take some of these awesome books to Hope food pantry and provide kids with books to take home. Two young boys were so excited that they sat down and began reading their new books immediately!
As we spend time with our neighbors at Hope food pantry the Population health team continues to explore needs and opportunities to connect with and serve others. This coming week, Wednesday, April 18 we will provide free blood pressure screenings from 1pm- 3pm as well as some basic tips on blood pressure management. Our team looks forward to our time at Hope food pantry each week and we are grateful to carry out the Promise of a healthier community.
Our Promise Nurse health coaches work one-on-one with individuals and their families in the clinic setting to evaluate health needs, environment and barriers to better health. In doing so, they help their patients establish a plan and guide them and their families along the way to achieve the plan. They also work closely with local and state resources to ensure that each person receives the support that they need.
One of the services our Population Health team here at Promise offers is Health Coaching. We offer free, high quality health coaching for individuals and families. All of the health coaching centers around you as the patient – your goals, needs, and input. Another service we offer is Nutrition Counseling. The health coaches at Promise Community Health Center provide healthy eating counseling through education on My Plate, the Mediterranean Diet, and 5-2-1-0. One other service we offer is Weight Loss Support. The health coaches at Promise Community Health Center are here to provide focused, long term support to help you identify your why and help you reach your goals. Our Population Health team also offers High Blood Pressure Assistance. The Population health team at Promise Community Health Center works in collaboration with your provider care team and our Pharm D to ensure that your blood pressure is managed. Our health coach visits are free to you and allow you to learn what may be leading to your elevated blood pressure, how to monitor it in your home and what you can do to improve your numbers.
The Promise Community Population health team believes your health begins at home and is a family affair! Our Population Health team here at Promise offers Family/Kids Nutrition Support. Our team works closely with parents and kids to help provide education, resources and support on how to build a healthy lifestyle. Our Population Health team also offers Prediabetes Prevention/Education, along with Diabetes Care. Through collaborative efforts with the medical team, Promise Community Health Center is screening and identifying patients at high risk for prediabetes. When identified as having prediabetes, the Population health team will provide education, support and referral to Diabetes Prevention programs. The nurse health coaches at Promise Community Health Center work in collaboration with the provider care teams and Pharm D to provide you evidence-based education, support and access to the resources you need to live a long, vibrant life.