Community Involvement Nursing at St. Elizabeth Magnet Designation Shared Governance & Professional Practice Model Awards & Recognition Professional Development & Education Community Involvement Nursing Students St. Elizabeth Healthcare is dedicated to serving the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati area. We believe that our mission, to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to our community, begins with reaching out to improve the overall health of our community. Nursing and Interprofessional Research Collaborative (NIRC) The Northern Kentucky Nursing and Interprofessional Research Collaborative (NIRC) positively impacts the health of Northern Kentucky through the implementation of community-driven interventions, based on interdisciplinary research methods, quality improvement initiatives and the application of best practices. The NIRC is a result of a University Community Partnership Grant from Northern Kentucky University (NKU) and NKU’s and St. Elizabeth Healthcare’s collaborative efforts. Baby Steps The St. Elizabeth Healthcare Baby Steps program specializes in working with pregnant women and new mothers that used substances during their pregnancy. Our nurses work closely with the new or expectant mothers to develop a trusting relationship and help with finding treatment, resources and support groups, establishing and continuing OB care, education, support and more. For more information on the Baby Steps program, click here. First Steps Early Intervention The First Steps Early Intervention program provides services to children with developmental delays and their families from birth to age three. First Steps offers comprehensive services through a variety of community agencies and service disciplines. Children referred to this program are screened for developmental delays or for a certain medical diagnosis that is confirmed to be an Established Risk Condition. Services after initial intake are provided in the child’s natural environment, including their home, child care and other community settings. For more information on the First Steps Early Intervention program, click here. Domestic Options for Violent Emergencies (DOVE) The Domestic Options for Violent Emergencies (DOVE) program provides confidentially examination and interview with a forensic nurse, who is specially trained in domestic violence. Our nurses will help document your injuries and guide you to additional resources of physical, psychological and legal assistance. For more information on the DOVE program, click here. Health Ministries Faith Community Nursing The Health Ministries and Faith Community Nursing program provides assistance to congregations so that they can nurture not only spiritual health, but also physical and emotional health. Through this program’s free services, we can create and establish a program that is custom-made for your congregation. Some of our free services include: Special event planning and execution Blood pressure and health screenings Flu vaccinations Health counseling services Program marketing planning Emergency plan development Advanced directives preparation Health fairs Alcoholics Anonymous incorporation Home, hospital and nursing home visits Connection with community resources CardioVascular Mobile Health Unit The St. Elizabeth CardioVascular Mobile Health Unit provides screenings, cardiovascular risk assessments and education at convenient locations near you. The screenings take about 30 minutes, and you'll receive initial results right away along with a one-on-one discussion with a health educator on actions you can take to reduce your risk. For more information on the CardioVascular Mobile Health Unit program, click here. Mobile Mammography Unit The St. Elizabeth Mobile Mammography Unit offers digital mammography screens and tomosynthesis (3-D mammograms) and education at convenient locations near you. The screening takes about 10 minutes, in a private and convenient setting. For more information on the Mobile Mammography Unit program, click here.