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

Earth Day - April 22, 2021

Check out this year's resources to recognize Earth Day, including access to the recent webinar on environmental justice featuring activist Hilton Kelley. Use this resource to raise awareness in your organization and community about how and why certain groups have to fight to keep big industry from polluting their water, air and land and the health impacts of this toxic burden.
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Be sure to check our Calendar of Events for a full listing of upcoming events.

CHA-Member Resources

See what Catholic health care organizations are doing in Environmental Stewardship