Climate Change

Climate Change and Catholic Health Care

As Catholic health care providers, climate change is a moral concern and our faith demands prudent action to reduce our carbon footprint, care for "the least of these" (Mt 25) and raise our voice on behalf of Creation and the poor.

On-Demand PowerPoints for Use in Associate Education

CHA, funded through a grant by the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change (CCCC) and the National Religious Partnership for the Environment, has developed five on-demand educational modules that are short and to the point for use in Catholic health care. Developed in collaboration with Practice Greenhealth and the CCCC, the topics and leaders narrating each include:


Climate Resources


Climate Webinar Recordings

Jan. 27, 2016 — Nursing Care and Laudato Si': Climate Change and Nursing Response
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Feb. 23, 2015 — Climate Change: An Issue of Concern to the Church, Pope Francis and Catholic Health Care
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Oct. 4, 2011 — Climate Change: Health Impact and Catholic Mission
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Jan. 21, 2010 — Healthy Food in Health Care
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Oct. 8, 2009 — Energy and Catholic Health Care
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Prayer and Reflection

  • A Feast of Saint Francis Prayer (Word, PDF)
  • A Reflection on Francis of Assisi and Radical Generosity (Word, PDF)

Laudato Si’

CHA has many resources related to Pope Francis’ first encyclical. Go to the Laudato Si’ page.


Three educational and inspirational video reflections and companion resources highlighting the themes of Laudato Si'

Everything is Connected
Watch the video, with Pope Francis’ Prayer for Care of Creation at the end (approx. 6 minutes)
Watch the video minus the closing prayer (less than 4 minutes) 

Addressing Climate Change
Watch the video, with Pope Francis’ Prayer for Care of Creation at the end (approx. 6 minutes) 
Watch the video minus the closing prayer  (less than 4 minutes) 

Less is More
Watch the video, with Pope Francis’ Prayer for Care of Creation at the end (approx. 6 minutes) 
Watch the video minus the closing prayer (less than 4 minutes)

Companion Resources


Climate Change and Health: Is There A Role For The Health Care Sector?

CHA, funded through a grant by the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change and the National Religious Partnership for the Environment, and in collaboration with Health Care Without Harm, offers this article as a tool for continuing discussions and informationsharing about climate change.

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Connecting Health Care With Public & Environmental Health

With our members, CHA is working to raise the issue of environmental stewardship as a mission–based clinical and public policy imperative. We act as responsible stewards of God's creation as we respond as a ministry to building healthier communities.

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