Walking alongside patients
Promise Community Health Center believes that health begins in your own environment – in your home and in your workplace or school.
Promise's full-time nurse health coaches Stephanie Van Ruler and Kim Davelaar walk alongside patients as encouragers and help them implement changes in their daily routines and environments to put them on the path to a healthier lifestyle.
The nurse health coaches serve as a resource, care manager, advocate and teacher for individuals, providers and the broader community. They work one-on-one with individuals and their families both in the clinic setting and in their homes 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 and agencies to ensure that each person receives the resources and support that they need.