Environment Overview

The Catholic health ministry serves our communities by healing the sick, serving the poor and vulnerable and leading by example. Inspired by our faith and values, the Catholic health ministry has formed a partnership with sponsors, systems, facilities and with experts in environmental responsibility to reduce the environmental burden of the health care we provide.

We are committed:

  • As health professionals, to "first, do no harm."
  • As Catholic ministries, to care for the sick and vulnerable, the unborn and all of creation.
  • As neighbors, to act in the best interest of our communities.



Healing Communities and the Environment: Opportunities for Community Benefit Programs

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

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Environment in the News

Upcoming Events

CHA is hosting an environmental networking Zoom call during Laudato Si’ week to talk about environmental stewardship challenges and opportunities during the pandemic as well as commemorate Laudato Si’ week. This call is open to CHA members who are working in environmental services, on green teams, mission leaders and others who relate to the environmental stewardship programs in Catholic health care. If you have interest in joining the call, contact the CHA service center at servicecenter@chausa.org or (800) 230-7823 (M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT)
Be sure to check our Calendar of Events for a full listing of upcoming events.

Prayer and Reflection

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

CHA-Member Resources

See what Catholic health care organizations are doing in Environmental Stewardship