Promise's Piece
April 2014
Alcohol Awareness Month
Getting the Word Out
    Drinking too much alcohol increases the risk of health-related problems like injuries, violence, liver disease, and some types of cancer. This April during Alcohol Awareness Month, Promise Community Health Center encourages you to take this time to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of drinking too much.
    Nearly 30 people die every day due to drunk driving - that's one death every 48 minutes! To spread the word and prevent alcohol abuse, Promise is joining other organizations across the country to honor Alcohol Awareness Month and prevent alcohol abuse in our community. 
     If you are drinking too much, you can improve your health by cutting back or quitting. Here are some strategies to help you cut back or stop drinking:
-  Limit your drinking to no more than 1 drink a day for women and no more than 2 drinks a day for men.
-  Keep track of how much you drink.
-  Don't drink when you are upset.
-  Avoid places where people drink too much.
-  Make a list of reasons not to drink.
If you are concerned about someone else's drinking, offer to help.
For more information, call Promise Community Health Center at 712-722-1700.
Promise Birth Center Update:

Some of Promise's staff, patients, and supporters will be traveling to Ankeny, Iowa on April 14 for the Certificate of Need hearing for Promise Birth Center. As reported in the February newsletter, Promise was on the verge of submitting a detailed description of the project to the Iowa Department of Public Health. The proposal and application process was tedious and involved hours of compiling research, data, and support, but will all be concluded on this day in April by a Review team which is a panel appointed by the governor of Iowa. 


"Because the only other free-standing birth center is in Des Moines, women in northwest Iowa lack choices." 



Mark your calendars for 
JUNE 7, 2014!
6 Mile Family Ride
35 Mile Ride
50 Mile Ride
Come support Promise and get your blood flowing at WOW4! Following the ride there will be a Burger Feed for all riders and a grand prize drawing for two new kids bikes!
You and your family don't want to miss this exciting event! Add it to your Sioux Center Summer Celebration Schedule!
Register at 
call Promise at 712-722-1700
Wishing you April showers that bring May flowers and a happy, healthy month! 

Promise Community Health Center


Energy Boosters to Get You Out of the Winter Funk
1. Maintain a healthy, balanced diet.
2. Drink plenty of water.
3. Maintain a regular exercise program.
4. Practice relaxation techniques like yoga or meditation to balance stress.
5. Maintain a manageable work and daily schedule.
6. Avoid or eliminate stressful situations.
7. Avoid smoking, drug and alcohol use.
8. Stay active even if you are tired.
Congratulations to Brittany & Dustin on their new baby!
Madison Jay

Toddlers 3 and under can come in for their dental exam!
April 8, 2014
10:30 AM-12:00 PM
3:30 PM-5:00 PM