The Supportive Care Coalition is the only national Catholic membership organization whose primary mission is advancing excellence in palliative care. With 18 health system members and an Archdiocese, we serve patients and families across the continuum of care in 43 states.


Our Guiding Principles

The Supportive Care Coalition has adopted and is guided by the “Shared Statement of Identity” for the Catholic Health Ministry of the Catholic Health Association of the United States:

We are the people of Catholic health care, a ministry of the church continuing Jesus’ mission of love and healing today. As provider, employer, advocate, citizen – bringing together people of diverse faiths and backgrounds – our ministry is an enduring sign of health care rooted in our belief that every person is a treasure, every life a sacred gift, every human being a unity of body, mind, and spirit. We work to bring alive the Gospel vision of justice and peace. We answer God’s call to foster healing, act with compassion, and promote wellness for all persons and communities, with special attention to our neighbors who are poor, underserved, and most vulnerable. By our service, we strive to transform hurt into hope.

As the church’s ministry of health care, we commit to:
• Promote and Defend Human Dignity
• Attend to the Whole Person
• Care for Poor and Vulnerable Persons
• Promote the Common Good
• Act on Behalf of Justice
• Steward Resources
• Act in Communion with the Church