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Health Promotion Center
Michelle VandeBerg MSN, ARNP, CFNP
Regis Middle School Health Promotion Center Coordinator
319-363-1968 ext 223

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Health Promotion Center Hours:
Tuesday 8:00am - 2:45pm
Wednesday 12:00pm - 2:45pm
Thursday 8:00am - 11:00am
Health Promotion through Collaboration

Our Health Promotion Center is a unique collaboration between Mercy Medical Center, Mount Mercy College's Department of Nursing, and All Saints Elementary, Regis Middle, and Xavier High Schools. The Health Promotion Centers are a first such program in Iowa. The purposes of the Centers include health education, illness management, health screenings and health-promotion activities at the three schools. The Centers are funded primarily by Mercy Medical Center and Mount Mercy College.

The goals of the Health Promotion Centers are:

  • Emphasize health promotion
  • Meet health needs of the students
  • Provide community-based clinical experience in a school setting for Mount Mercy College nursing students
  • Expand Mercy Medical Center's commitment to community-based outreach programs

A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse with a master's degree in nursing. The NP at the Health Promotion Center works with your child's primary -care provider, including physicians and other health-care professionals, to enhance your family health-care provider's care.

A NP may:

  • Assess, diagnose and prescribe for childhood and adolescent illnesses
  • Perform assessments
  • Coordinate care of common chronic illnesses
  • Help families meet their health-care needs
  • Refer to community health-care providers as necessary

Health Promotion Centers provide the following laboratory testing:

  • Rapid strep testing
  • Throat cultures for strep
  • Blood-glucose monitoring

Helath Promotion Centers offer many services, including:

  • Immunizations for influenza, Hepatitis B
  • Nutrition education
  • Height, weight, and blood pressure monitoring
  • Health fairs
  • Parent education events
  • Peer education
  • Substance abuse education
  • Puberty education
  • CPR instruction
  • TB testing
  • Newsletters to parents

Nominal fees for use of the Health Promotion Centers are included in school tuition.

For more information on the Helath Promotion Centers call Regis Middle School
319-363-1968

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