Social Responsibility & Community Benefit

Social Responsibility & Community Benefit

Community Health Assessment (CHNA)

As one of the largest health care providers in Western New York, we continually look for ways to improve the health of those who reside in our community. To support this effort, we assist in the implementation of a county wide Community Health Needs Assessments every three years to understand the health concerns and issues faced by community residents. The latest Assessment is included here.

The assessment process was a collaborative effort between Catholic Health and other local organizations concerned about the health of our community including Catholic Medical Partners, Erie County Department of Health, and Niagara County Department of Health. Additionally, we solicited input from community organizations, individuals and groups. This input helped develop focused programs and services that best address the health and wellness needs of the people who rely on us for care.

The completed assessment provides the framework for our implementation plans which address the identified and prioritized community needs. One of the areas emphasized in our assessment and plan is the need to address health disparities in our community by improving access to care, especially for the poor and underserved. 

Past Community Health Needs Assessments




2016 Community Health Needs Assessment & Community Service Plan (Erie County)

2016 Community Health Needs Assessment & Community Service Plan (Niagara County)

2015 Update

2014 Update

2013 and Earlier

Community Benefit

As one of the largest healthcare providers in Western New York, Catholic Health is continually looking for ways to improve the health of the local community.

Mission Community Benefit

In 2021, we provided more than $210 million in charity care and community benefit activities to help make our community a healthier place, especially for the poor and underserved.

Free Health Screenings

Free health screenings are available at events throughout Western New York. You may be screened for cholesterol, blood pressure, bone health, heart health and more.

Visit our screenings at our events calendar.

Health Education

To help you improve your health, we offer health education programs at no cost. Our nurses and physicians give presentations at venues throughout Western New York.

View our health education events at our events calendar.

Financial Assistance

All patients without insurance can receive healthcare at a reduced cost, based on an income sliding scale.

Learn more about this program.