"Our Communities: Caring Together"


10:30 TO 11:30 First Thursday monthly

​Held at "THE CENTER", 
714 S.Main Street, Council Bluffs.

led by Methodist Jennie Edmundson, 
Diabetes Management Services.
Free of charge - no registration necessary

Topics vary each month and may include the following:
Meal Planning
Cooking Healthy
Weight Management
Foot Care
Heart Disease and Diabetes
Eye Care
Depression and Diabetes
Kidneys and Diabetes
Medicines for Diabetes
Glucose Meters

For more information contact Peggy at (712) 396-6371
Diabetes Management Services, Methodist Jennie Edmundson,

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How the Program Works

Knowledgeable healthcare professionals meet with patients in Southwest Iowa to determine their needs and connect them with a health, community and/or behavioral health coach.

​The coaches offer support, guidance and care; assist patients in understanding medical conditions; review medications; and make referrals to appropriate programs or services as well as help patients gain the knowledge skills, tools and confidence to become an active participant in their healthcare.

Caring for Our Communities in Southwest Iowa is a broad-based team of health care providers at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital, and local area Community Partners who are dedicated to improving the health care needs of the SW Iowa community.

We are based at the Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs IA, and we provide support in assisting patients to access an appropriate level of health care, utilize community resources, acquire health-related education, gain access to affordable medications, and navigate the health care exchange.In addition to receiving this support, patients will be assisted in setting self-management goals to engage them in their own health care.  We have engaged the services of dedicated, experienced medical professionals from the hospital, as well as from a number of local agencies, who believe in working together with our patients to maintain and improve the health care and the services we offer.

Our physicians believe in providing comprehensive health care services to our patients in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We also believe in educating our patients as we work with them to achieve the best physical state possible.

Caring For Our Communities in Southwest Iowa (CCSWIA) Community Care Coordination

To improve health by reducing avoidable hospital admissions, reduce medically unnecessary services and encourage appropriate utilization of care, in addition to the utilization of primary care providers for preventative care, activate patient/family engagement, coordinate care and enhance follow-up care.

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