Catholic Health Care Facts - Social Toolkit

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The following static and animated images are grouped by subject areas with captions and links to CHA resources and articles that can be used on social media. The purpose of offering these resources to CHA members is to provide another way to share factual information about Catholic health care with those who rely on social media for information. This page will be updated periodically with new information and assets. For questions or ideas about other topics to include, please email Brian Reardon.

Maternal Health

FACT: Catholic hospitals provide all medically indicated treatment for the mother during pregnancy, even if it poses a threat to the unborn child. This is our clinical duty. #CatholicCares #CatholicHealth <Learn more>

FACT: Our deep commitment to caring for women and children is rooted in our reverence for life, from conception to natural death. #CatholicCares #CatholicHealth <Learn more>


LGBTQIA+ with CHA logo

FACT: Catholic health care is committed to accessible, quality health care for everyone - regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity. #CatholicCares #CatholicHealth <Learn more>

FACT: Catholic health care in the U.S. has been a leader in advocating for a health care system that welcomes and provides the same level and quality of care for everyone and remain committed to making sure all LGBTQ+ patients who seek our care feel respected and accepted. #CatholicCares #CatholicHealth <Learn more>

Community Benefit

Community Benefit with CHA logo

FACT: Catholic hospitals in the U.S. spend more than $13.6 billion on charity care and community programs each year. #CatholicCares #CatholicHealth <Learn more>

FACT: Community Benefit includes not only charity care but also programs that address chronic illness, poverty, health disparities, human trafficking, environmental sustainability, housing support, food insecurity and other social determinants of health. #CatholicCares #CatholicHealth <Learn more>

FACT: Catholic hospitals provide on average free and discounted care to individuals and families with incomes up to 230% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) and 380% of the FPL respectively. #CatholicCares #CatholicHealth <Learn more>

Tax-Exempt Status

Tax-Exempt Status with CHA logo

FACT: Catholic hospitals are exempt from paying federal taxes because they meet the IRS Community Benefit Standard and do not have shareholders. #CatholicCares #CatholicHealth <Learn more>

Caring for Vulnerable Populations

FACT: Catholic health systems have kept rural hospitals open and care available for those who wouldn’t otherwise have it. #CatholicCares #CatholicHealth <Learn more>