Getting Started

CHA is a resource as its members and others undertake international outreach activities, or work to increase their level of activity in the developing world. We produce and share useful information and resources on topics including: 

Too, we host valuable events including webinars, in-person gatherings and networking conference calls.
View our upcoming and past events.

In addition, we have a helpful guide you can download or order for free (with free shipping), Getting Started in International Outreach.

Developed to help those interested in expanding or starting an international outreach initiative, this booklet and accompanying online resources offer sage advice gleaned from Catholic health care organizations as well as the World Health Organization and Catholic Relief Services on topics including volunteering, medical surplus recovery, the theological call for conducting this work, medical mission team and much more.


Have an item to share? Need additional information, please contact CHA Senior Director of International Outreach, Bruce Compton.

Watch the video, Medical Surplus Donation: First Do No Harm
Watch the video, The Case for International Outreach


The Getting Started Guide references several electronic appendices. Please access them below :

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