Formerly known as “Parish Nurse,” our partnership with TriHealth provides a Registered Nurse and a Community Health Worker to be available to our neighbors in Over-the-Rhine.
The goal of this ministry is to provide improved chronic disease management, reduce reliance on emergency services, and incorporate integrative practices into everyday life. Using a broad view of health, the Outreach Ministry Nurse creatively pursues opportunities that fit for the residents of the neighborhood. In Over-the-Rhine, that includes an average caseload of approximately 12-15 patients whom the nurse visits in-home homes to provide instruction on how to manage their health. Referrals come from a variety of sources – TriHealth facilities, St. Francis Seraph Ministries staff, parish members, neighborhood clinics and social service agencies.
The Community Health Worker focuses on helping expectant mothers identify and remove barriers to success, and helps create connections to community partners for needed resources such as prenatal care and necessary items for a new baby.