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NEW Resources on Social Determinants of Health and Our Tradition

Addressing the root causes of poor health is not unique to Catholic health care. What is unique to Catholic health care is that our faith compels us to give special attention to our neighbors who are economically poor and to work for the common good. It is these values that drive us to lead the way in this work, even when the path forward is not clear.

CHA has developed a set of resources to help engage health care leaders on how this activity — addressing the social determinants of health — is not at all new to Catholic health ministry. It is a part of our DNA — stemming from our founding congregations of religious women and men who saw needs in the communities they were sent to serve, and then fulfilled those needs, working in partnership. This body of work includes two booklets, an accompanying PowerPoint that you can adjust to tell your organization's story, a video and reflection guide with facilitation notes.

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Healing the Multitudes
Catholic Health Care's Commitment to Community Health

This resource explains why the Catholic health ministry is called to take a leadership role in addressing the social determinants of health and outlines the key components of a comprehensive strategy that organizations need to consider when undertaking this work.

Since a comprehensive community health improvement strategy touches the organization’s clinical interventions, business processes and structures and community relationships, this resource would be helpful to a wide audience including those who work in mission, community benefit, population health, physician relations, human resources, purchasing, and strategic planning.

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Catholic Health Care's Commitment to Community Health: A Resource for Boards

This resource explains why the Catholic health ministry is called to take a leadership role in addressing the social determinants of health and the board's key role in making this work a strategic focus of their organization.

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Healing the Multitudes Catholic Health Care's Commitment to Community Health PowerPoint Template

This PowerPoint is one you can use in your organization to facilitate discussion around your organization’s efforts to make community health a strategic priority

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Formation Process Facilitator Guide

Healing the Multitudes - Social Determinants of Health and Catholic Tradition: A Reflection & Integration Resource for Boards

This reflection guide, a companion piece for the Healing the Multitudes booklets, provides reflective exercises and facilitation guidance to help engage health care leaders on how this activity — addressing the social determinants of health — is an important part of Catholic social tradition.

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Healing the Multitudes: 
Social Determinants of Health Video

This six-minute video highlights the roots of Catholic health care ministry’s commitment to seek out the needs of a community as part of our tradition and actions of our founding congregations. It features Sr. Barbara Moore, Ph.D., a members of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet who is a former Ascension sponsor and whose ministry has spanned education and health care—all under the umbrella of seeking justice for all; John Fialka, author of the book Sisters: Catholic Nuns and the Making of America, and former reporter with the Wall Street Journal in its Washington D.C. bureau; and Julie Trocchio, senior director of community benefit and continuing care at the Catholic Health Association. 

Quick Look at Social Determinants of Health

In this 14-minute presentation, get the basics on social determinants of health from Julie Trocchio, CHA senior director of community benefit and continuing care.
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