The resources provided for the identity assessment are extensive, and include:
1. The Manual
The CHA Ministry Identity Assessment Manual provides step-by-step facilitation guides for the entire process: from discerning if the organization is ready to perform an assessment, to developing a continuous quality improvement action plan for ministry identity. The Manual includes:
- Participant and facilitator booklets for every meeting
- PowerPoint slide content with speaker notes
- Facilitator prompts and tips
- Prayers for each meeting
- All prereading
- An index of relevant terms related to the assessment process
- Scoring charts
- Report outline
The Manual is available for purchase in hardcopy and free electronically to CHA Representative Members only (the PDF cannot be printed). To order a hardcopy of the Manual and/or request electronic access to the Manual and related resources, CHA Representative Members need to call the CHA Service Center at (800) 230-7823.
2. Individual Meeting Booklets for Facilitator and Participants
CHA understands the hectic pace of working in health care. As such, this assessment tool provides individual booklets for each of the meetings. With easily identifiable covers, they can be shared electronically or printed.
The Manual includes a separate booklet containing prereading materials and other resources participants will need in advance in order to come prepared for a meeting.
The "How to Conduct the CHA Ministry Identity Assessment" video walks the user through the assessment process and accompanying resources. In addition, there is an educational video to be used in one of the meetings that introduces the Scriptural and theological underpinnings of human flourishing which is the foundation of Catholic social teaching and the core commitments of the Catholic health ministry.