Focus Areas

In addition to providing health care services for those in need, Catholic health care providers are driven by the social teachings of the Catholic Church to act in ways that respect human dignity, pay special attention to the poor and vulnerable, steward resources, act on behalf of justice, and ensure the common good.

These commitments often take health care providers beyond the walls of their facilities as they meet community needs, advocate for a just U.S. health care system that works for everyone, and address more global health care concerns — such as human trafficking.

Catholic health care organizations treasure their relationship with the Catholic Church and strive to protect their continuing ability to serve the health care needs of the United States while remaining steadfast to Catholic values.