California providers operate under one of the most stringent enforcement systems in the nation. CAHF is working to streamline the system, eliminate duplicative and onerous regulations and create a balanced system which measures and supports quality care.
Each year hundreds of bills which have potential impact on long-term acre come before the state Legislature. CAHF carefully analyzes these bills and lobbies when necessary to support long-term care providers' interests. In addition, CAHF staff are in regular contact with the state departments of Health Care Services, Public Health, Social Services, Mental Health, Developmental Services and Consumer Affairs, as well as OSHPD, the state fire marshal, and the Attorney General's Office.
There are constant challenges to long-term care from those who are typically short on facts and long on rhetoric when advancing a negative sterotype of long-term care. CAHF serves as a "truth squad" to set the record straight with the media, legislators and the public. CAHF's Public Advocacy team is here to help members promote a positive image with the media and stakeholders.
Professional Staff Assistance
If a member provider has a problem, CAHF staff are available to help. Whether the problem is with a local or state government agency or any other entity, CAHF can steer you in the right direction and intervene directly on issues of statewide significance.
Quality Care Health Foundation, QCHF, the educational arm of CAHF, trains more than 10,000 long-term care professionals each year in subjects ranging from infection control to cost reporting. Educational opportunities are also available through CAHF local chapters. Members receive substantial discounts on educational seminars and publications.
Scholarship opportunities for long-term care professionals are available through the Quality Care Health Foundation
News and Information
CAHF's biweekly newsletter, CAHF E-News Update, is the premier source of information on long-term care in California. Members also have access to e-mail discussion groups, and CAHF e-mail alerts, which keep members informed about breaking news on important issues. The members-only section of the CAHF website atwww.cahf.org also provides detailed information on regulatory issues, reimbursement, legislation, workforce issues and education opportunities. CAHF also administerseldercareca.org, a website for consumers seeking information about long-term care. We're also on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube as CAHFTV and Twitter @cahfupdates.
Discounts and Group Purchasing
Through CAHF's Preferred Providers Program, CAHF members have access to exclusive offers and discounts from leading companies providing quality products and services in the long-term care marketplace.