The five conferences represent special interest groups within CAHF membership and provide a forum for sharing ideas and concerns. Each conference meets at the Spring Legislative Conference, Summer Conference and Annual Convention. Officers are elected by the conference for a two-year term. The conference chairs are members of the CAHF Board of Directors.
Supervises the business policy and procedures of CAHF. Preparation of the annual CAHF budget, regular review of financial performance, analysis of business-related issues and the review of service contacts and staff benefit programs are the committee's primary duties. This committee is usually chaired by CAHF's secretary/treasurer.
Bylaws & Credentials
Monitors the Bylaws of the Association, assuring that the Association operates within the Bylaws. The committee recommends changes in the Bylaws to the CAHF Board when necessary. The committee clarifies and credentials all delegates to the House of Delegates meeting at the CAHF Annual Convention, as well as for any special House of Delegates meeting that might be called.
Responsible for selecting meeting sites implementing the CAHF Spring Legislative Conference, Summer Conference and Annual Convention, including themes, speakers, entertainment and budget.
Government Relations is the policy-making committee of the Association. It is comprised of 35-40 members representing various interest groups and political opinions within CAHF membership. All members of the Board of Directors are members of the GR Committee. GR has several subcommittees assigned to specific issue areas.
Government Relations - Legal Subcommittee
Monitors legal matters concerning the profession and makes the recommendations to Government Relations on legal action when administrative, financing or regulatory issues cannot otherwise be resolved.
Government Relations - Payment Subcommittee
Responsible for reviewing, analyzing and proposing policy on payment issues, managed care and reimbursement systems, including issues related to state budget and rates, national reimbursement, managed care and sub-acute care.
Government Relations - Quality Improvement Subcommittee
Monitors clinical matters concerning the profession and makes its recommendations to Government Relations.
Government Relations - Regulatory Subcommittee
Monitors regulatory matters concerning the profession and makes its recommendations to Government Relations.
Government Relations - Workforce Subcommittee
Provides strategic guidance and expertise to assist the Association in identifying key workforce issues and developing programs to strengthen our ability to recruit, train and stabilize the professional workforce in long-term care facilities. The subcommittee is comprised of various CAHF members representing the spectrum of care and selected non-members.
Products and Services
Reviews potential cost-saving programs and products which can be made available to CAHF's membership through the Association.
Provides critical insight, strategies and community support for CAHF's public relations, advertising and grassroots advocacy efforts. The committee is comprised of various CAHF members representing the spectrum of care.
Responsible for the development of long-range plan which attempts to identify the future environment in which the profession will operate. On behalf of members, develops policies, goals, objectives, strategies and tactics for successfully advocating the proper role of long-term care in the health care continuum.