Health—General & Rehabilitative

Sierra Pregnancy + Health

Hope starts here.

Carmichael, CA   |  www.SierraPH.org

Mission

Sierra Pregnancy + Health provides physical, emotional and spiritual health care for women and families before, during and after pregnancy.

Ruling year info

1999

Executive Director

Cary Wilcox

Main address

1212 Coloma Way, Suite A

Carmichael, CA 95661 USA

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EIN

94-3333691

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Health Support Services (E60)

Family Services (P40)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Many women find themselves in an unplanned, unsupported, or uninsured pregnancy. They may not have anyone to support them, or they may be considering alternatives to parenting. In many cases they are income restricted or they do not have medical coverage. In addition to confirming if they are pregnant they need to understand how far along they may be, to make an informed decision, through a pregnancy test and sonogram. They also may be concerned that they have an STI and need confirmation and/or treatment. They may be needing local support for their baby or material resources such as diapers and wipes. Education may be lacking in the area of labor, delivery, and parenting which would benefit both the mom and the family unit. In the area of reproductive grief many women have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth, infertility, or a past abortion experience and have no place to process the emotional trauma associated with these experiences.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Early Pregnancy and Wellness Initiative

Since 1999, SPH has been resourcing women facing unplanned or unsupported pregnancy. In 2016 SPH became a state licensed medical clinic allowing us to continue all of our current programs (parenting support, material goods, nurse taught educational classes and community referrals) while expanding our medical services (pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamin distribution, STD/STI testing and treatment and flu shots) free of charge to the community. Our goals for 2018 are focused on growing our medical services to include well women care, on-going prenatal care and abortion pill reversal. Our services benefit Placer County and surrounding areas as we are the only medical clinic offering this range of services free of charge to the community, supported entirely by the community (SPH accepts no federal or state funding). Acting as a health safety net, the goal of SPH is to find ways to improve access, care coordination and quality of care for women, babies and families in our region.

Population(s) Served
Females
Families
Budget
$200,000

Nurse and Volunteer lead classes are available at various locations throughout Placer and Sacramento Counties. Classes such Childbirth Preparation, Newborn Care, School Health Classes, A Safe Place (reproductive grief and after abortion care), Natural Family Planning and Healthy Families Support.

Population(s) Served
Females
Children and youth (0-19 years)
Budget
$425,000

Supporting women and families after abortion, miscarriage and stillbirths.

Population(s) Served
Females
Families
Budget
$10,000

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of patient visits

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Females,Young Adults (20-25 years) ,Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2019 increased service hours.

Number of pregnant women beginning prenatal care in the first trimester

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Females

Related Program

Early Pregnancy and Wellness Initiative

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric represents those patients that chose to parent. Note, this is captured at the pregnancy test appointment. There are usually additional appointments for Ultrasound and/or Classes/Resource

Number of people reached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of distinct clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This represents each unique patient as a 'distinct' client.

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

SPH is a unique organization providing no-cost physical, emotional and spiritual health care to women and families before, during, and after pregnancy. The licensed medical professionals and the specially trained volunteer Patient Advocates provide pregnancy verification services, ultrasounds, STI testing and treatment, and nursing consultations. SPH also offers prenatal classes and parenting classes, as well as maternal and infant assistance. SPH offers 1:1 reproductive grief care support for those that have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth, infertility, or a past abortion experience. We hope to usher in the healing process from the emotional trauma associated with these types of reproductive grief. SPH is able to resource our patients to local agencies to equip them in the areas of housing, food, WIC, medical professionals, and other support services. Bring awareness to the community to help others know we are a resource for medical pregnancy needs and pregnancy loss support.

By first connecting with the patient and being a safe place to share what she's going through, we are able to gather information to connect them to the appropriate medical or support services that we offer. Pregnancy Testing/Ultrasounds: Through free pregnancy tests, our patients can know for sure that they are pregnant. In nurse consultations, patients can get answers to their medical questions about early pregnancy. Through options education with the advocate, patients get complete information about parenting, adoption and abortion in order to make an informed decision about their pregnancy. In ultrasound exams, our OBGYNs or Nurse Manager gives the patient information on the viability of the pregnancy, and confirms the gestational age and development of the fetus. For patients who are considering abortion, this information will help them to know what type of abortion procedure they would need to have, should they choose that path. Reproductive Grief Care Support: By offering 1:1 support after a miscarriage, stillbirth, infertility, or an abortion experience we are offering her a safe place to usher in healing. Offering STI testing and treatment enables the patient to be reviewed for gonorrhea and chlamydia and if the results are positive, be given a prescription for treatment. Through all of our services we are providing a confidential experience and supporting her regardless of her decision. Through educational programs, locally within the church, schools, and through community events our aim is to help others know we are a resource for our community.

SPH is a state licensed medical clinic. We offer a supportive atmosphere where she feels safe and comfortable to share her circumstances. Each appointment is booked to provide time for questions and answers so that she feels informed and can make a decision. All of our services are free to patients, making them accessible for anyone. Our patient advocates have extensive training to do a broad assessment of a patient's situation, while coming alongside them, and use the resource database to provide resources that are appropriate for each patient. Our nurse performed urine pregnancy tests provide patients with a confirmation of pregnancy. We offer patient education for healthy pregnancy and answer patient's medical questions. The options education given by our patient advocates deal with questions related to the mental, social and spiritual aspects of an unexpected pregnancy. We provide limited obstetric ultrasound appointments to confirm the viability of the pregnancy, and confirm the gestational age and development of the fetus. We provide STI testing and treatment through a urine test, 3rd party lab confirmation, and treatment should the test be positive. For our reproductive grief care we offer a series of appointments, to enable the client to process her pregnancy loss. We also have several options for curriculum to meet her needs. Be present for local community events and be a church liason.

Advocates are trained to assess each patient's understanding of the information presented and review information patient believes she needs for an informed decision. Each patient completes an exit interview and these are each reviewed by the Patient Services Manager or Executive Director to ensure that each patient has been pleased with the service(s) received. In addition, the Patient Advocates or Nurse maintain regular contact with the patients through their pregnancies and assess whether each patient's needs were met and give additional information on community services needed. Numbers of potential patients reached and of patients served Increased awareness/referrals from the local community or church participation supporting the services we offer.

SPH began as a pregnancy resource center in 1999. In 2015 the center moved to a more centralized location, for the county, and became a state licensed medical clinic. In 2018 we became a certified clinic for reproductive grief care training and support through Life Perspectives. Giving us the ability to train others in reproductive grief care and church groups reproductive grief care education. Also increasing our ability to serve more clients that have experienced a pregnancy loss. In 2019 we increased our hours of medical services with addition of 2 OBGYNs increasing the ability to do more ultrasounds. We added the ability to do remote reproductive grief care using a hipaa compliant 'Theralink' program so that we can reach more women needing support after a pregnancy loss. For 2020 we are planning to offer 'abortion pill reversal' protocol giving patients the opportunity to possibly reverse the affect from taking the first, of two, abortion pills. We are hoping to become digital with all our patient forms reducing the need for data entry and paper.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is the organization collecting feedback?

    We regularly collect feedback through: paper surveys, case management notes.

  • How is the organization using feedback?

    We use feedback to: to identify and remedy poor client service experiences, to identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, to strengthen relationships with the people we serve.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    We share feedback with: our staff, our board, our funders.

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to: we don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback.

  • What significant change resulted from feedback

    Adding a combined appointment (Pregnancy test and ultrasound) to reduce the number of times a patient may need to come for services.

Financials

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Sierra Pregnancy + Health

Board of directors
as of 4/20/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Natalie Williams

Renee Reinhardt

Cary Wilcox

Natalie Williams

Brad Anderson

Cindy Sidnman

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/20/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Keywords

health; pregnancy and sexual health support