Promise's Piece
December 2013

 

Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter.  The staff here at Promise Community Health Center wishes you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
Sister to Sister: 
Breast Cancer Awareness Night at Volleyball Match

 

Dordt College's Volleyball Team and Promise Community Health Center joined forces to create awareness of breast cancer and its impact in northwest Iowa. Sister to Sister was held during Dordt's volleyball game on Wednesday, October 9, against Dakota Wesleyan.

            Sister to Sister was a night dedicated to providing information and awareness about how to reduce the risk of breast cancer in the individuals living in our community. It also created an opportunity for individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer to be honored and recognized.

            Sister to Sister planning began last spring as Coach Hanson and the women of Dordt's volleyball team became aware of the impact breast cancer is having in northwest Iowa. In 2011, the national incidence of breast cancer was 118.7 cases per 100,000 women, and in the state of Iowa, the incidence was 120.1 cases. However, here in northwest Iowa the rates were higher: Lyon County has a rate of 147.7, Plymouth County a rate of 145.7, and Sioux County a rate of 122. While it is unclear what might be causing the higher incidence, the need to create awareness and educate individuals about breast cancer in the area is apparent. 

           Leading up to the event, students from Dordt's Art Department created graphic banners and promotional material that were displayed during the match.  They informed attendees of the current breast cancer statistics, ways to reduce the risk of breast cancer, and the importance of screening in the fight against breast cancer. 

          The evening of the match, the volleyball players honored women and families affected by breast cancer in the community, and Brittany, our clinical manager, sat with the team as an honorary coach.  Breast Health information was given to attendees to take home as well as magnets to serve as reminders to get screened.  Not only did the Dordt Defenders get a win that night, more than 200 individuals attended the event and learned more about breast cancer and breast health.

Promise Community Health Center is in its second year of funding from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Siouxland Affiliate for the project Sister to Sister. Sister to Sister has increased access to breast cancer screening, by providing affordable breast exams and mammograms to women in the community.  This project also provides community-based education highlighting the importance of prevention and screening through small gatherings of women, health events, and distribution of breast health information. Partners in the project included Dordt College's art department, Sioux Center, Hegg, and Rock Rapids Medical Centers, and Lyon and Sioux county public health agencies.
Baby Bundles

  

 Baby Bundles is an effort to ensure each of our newborns are supplied with the basic, necessary items needed to grow and develop to be healthy babies.  We have seen how vital it is for every family to feel prepared to provide nurturing care for their new little one.  Some families may not have the necessary supplies, and we want to give each parent the supplies they need to succeed.
     With this project, each expectant mother seen at the Health Center will be provided with a Baby Bundle, prior to her delivery.  This bundle includes a "gently worn" onesie and a sleeper, some newborn diapers, a baby blanket, some baby wipes, diaper cream, etc. These basic supplies will provide support to families from all backgrounds.

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Merry Christmas!



Sincerely,

 

Promise Community Health Center

 

In This Issue
Sister to Sister
Baby Bundles
Welcome, Amy!
Health Tips
Baby Day
Convenient Hours
 

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Amy Kleinhesselink

 

     Promise is pleased to introduce our newest employee, Amy Kleinhesselink! Amy is a Certified Public Accountant bringing over 13 years of professional experience and expertise to the organization. Amy graduated from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Business Administration. She will begin her job as Chief Financial Officer starting the first week in December. We are excited to have Amy join the team!

Taking On Christmas Stress: Tips for YOU
#1 :
If you are preparing the Christmas lunch/dinner, delegate tasks! No need to do everything yourself.
#2 :
Make a list early of all the groceries you'll need. Buy as many non-perishable food items ahead of time to avoid busy grocery stores!
#3 :
Write a Christmas Day time table to keep track of food preparation. i.e. 11:30  - put turkey in the oven

 

Baby Day

  

Come and get your baby's dental exam on our monthly BABY DAY, every second Tuesday of the month!


It offers:
Education
Basic Dental Exam
Fluoride

Convenient Hours

MEDICAL:

Monday:
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday:
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday:
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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DENTAL:

Monday: 
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday:
CLOSED
Thursday:
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 
8:00 am - 4:00 pm