Addressing the root causes of poor
health is not unique to Catholic health care. What is unique to Catholic health
care is that our faith compels us to give special attention to our neighbors who
are economically poor and to work for the common good. It is these values that
drive us to lead the way in this work, even when the path forward is not clear.
CHA has developed a set of resources to help engage health care leaders on how
this activity — addressing the social determinants of health — is not at all new
to Catholic health ministry. It is a part of our DNA — stemming from our
founding congregations of religious women and men who saw needs in the
communities they were sent to serve, and then fulfilled those needs, working in
This reflection guide, a
companion piece for the Healing the Multitudes booklets, provides
reflective exercises and facilitation guidance to help engage health care leaders on how this
activity — addressing the social determinants of health — is an important part
of Catholic social tradition. It is available for order hardcopy or electronic
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