Those who work in Catholic health care are compassionate people called to
work in service to others. This is especially true in times of disaster -
domestic and international, natural and human-made. Whether responding to help
victims of a cholera outbreak, mining accident, tsunami, earthquake, flood or
tornado, those who lead and serve in the ministry are compelled to provide help
and hope to victims of disaster.
This brochure by the Catholic Health Association of the United States, with
assistance from Catholic Relief Services and Catholic Charities USA, provides
ministry leaders with considerations for how health care organizations can
appropriately respond in times of domestic or international disaster. While not
prescriptive, the goal is to raise awareness about the opportunities for those
who work in Catholic health care to reach out to their brothers and sisters to
provide help and hope.
- Important Cautions
- Most Effective Practices
- Additional Information