Promise Community Health Center believes that health begins in your own environment – in your home, in your workplace or school. The Population Health nurse health coaches serve as a resource, care manager, advocate and teacher for individuals, providers and the broader 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.
Promise Community Health Center Population Health Team consists of 5 team members. Steph Van Ruler is the Population Health Team Manager, Kim Davelaar, Amanda Rickard make up the Health Coach Nurses on the team and Ruth is our Patient Navigator.
Stephanie Van Ruler, RN, BSN – Population Health Team Manager
Amanda Rickard, RN, PN L1 – Nurse Health Coach
Ruth Hernandez, BA, CMI-Spanish – Population Health Navigator
Kailee Jenness, BSW – Social Worker
At Promise Community Health Center we believe that you, the patient, are the greatest untapped resource in healthcare. 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. The nurse health coaches at Promise have a combined 38 years of nursing experience and have achieved certification as Clinical Health Coaches through the Iowa Chronic Care Consortium.
Nutrition is a vital part of preventing disease and living a long and vibrant life. 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. The health coaches at Promise are currently working towards Level 1 Nutrition Certification through Precision Nutrition which will help patients take their nutrition to the next level.
You, the patient, are the driver of your health and goals. 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. Through motivational interviewing, nutrition counseling and exercise and activity support you can change your future.
The Promise Community Population health team believes your health begins at home and is a family affair! Our team works closely with parents and kids to help provide education, resources and support on how to build a healthy lifestyle. Through nutrition counseling and collaboration with local resources and agencies we strive to make a healthy lifestyle a part of everyday living.
Through collaborative efforts with the medical team, Promise Community Health Center is screening and identifying patients at high risk for prediabetes. Prediabetes is a unique period of time when your blood sugar is slightly elevated, but not high enough yet to be considered diabetes. According to the CDC, 84.1 million Americans (1 in 3) have prediabetes yet 90% are unaware of this. When identified as having prediabetes, the Population health team will provide education, support and referral to Diabetes Prevention programs.
Diabetes care takes a team and you, the patient, are at the center of the team. 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. We offer individual health coach visits as well as diabetes education visits. Contact Promise today to schedule your health coach screening firstname.lastname@example.org or call 712-722-1700!
High blood pressure is often a dangerous and silent health problem. 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.