About

A Valuable Resource

For Information, Services and Programs

CHA offers a wealth of resources to help canonical sponsors, board members, senior leaders, mission leaders and other ministry executives navigate today's challenging environment and maintain the Catholic identity of these health systems and facilities.

The association's staff of experts serves member organizations through consultation, education and presentations on topics of sponsorship, ethics, mission integration, advocacy, leadership formation and more.



CHA offers a portfolio of in-person events throughout the year for education, networking and sharing best practices. Among these programs are: "Foundations of Catholic Health Care Leadership," (also offered as an online distance learning program), an introduction to ministry concepts for new leaders; the Theology and Ethics Colloquium, Sponsorship Institute, Physician Leader Forum and a week-long ecclesiology and spiritual renewal event for leaders that is held in Rome.

CHA's extensive webinar offerings provide a convenient, affordable way for members to learn about timely issues and trends and to advance their professional development. Many CHA meetings, webinars and programs offer continuing education credit to advance member education and professional development. CHA programs have been approved for CEUs through the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the National Association of Boards and Examiners of Long-term Care Administrators (NAB), the National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC), and the Missouri Nurses Association (MONA).

Always With Us and Catholic Social Tradition CD Resources

Designed to promote education about the ministry's commitment to justice and care for the poor, these interactive educational resources feature videos, case studies and facilitator guides for individual or group learning.

A Guide for Planning and Reporting Community Benefit

Updated for 2015, CHA's A Guide for Planning and Reporting Community Benefit provides a comprehensive framework for health care organizations desiring to develop a more strategic approach to planning, delivering and reporting on community benefit programs.

A Guide for Understanding Public Juridic Persons in the Catholic Health Ministry

This updated and expanded guide addresses changes in sponsorship structures and assists sponsors and those in management to understand the canonical responsibility of sponsors for a ministry of the Catholic Church.

Guiding Principles for Conducting International Health Activities

his CHA resource, developed in 2015, offers Catholic health ministry leaders and others who participate in international projects with six Guiding Principles for Conducting International Health Activities.

Caritas in Communion:

A Summary of Catholic Health Care