CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF HEALTH FACILITIES
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS PROGRAM
Will your facility be ready when disaster strikes?
Established in September 2006, with the help of the California Department of Public Health Services (CDPH) and with funding through the Federal Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP), the California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF) - Disaster Preparedness Program (DPP) supports the integration of Long-Term Care (LTC) into disaster planning and response efforts throughout the state of California. As a critical component of the health care delivery system, it has become increasingly clear that long-term care has an important role to play in disaster preparedness. CAHF's Disaster Preparedness Program is designed to take an all hazards approach and has several aspects: education, facilitation of planning efforts, development of resources and tools, and State-level advocacy for long-term care.
Since the inception of the Disaster Preparedness Program, a considerable amount of information and tools have been collected and developed, in order to assist long-term care facilities in determining effective and efficient ways for disaster planning and integration into their Emergency Management Program where appropriate. In addition to these valuable tools, this site provides access to the latest H1N1 updates, fact sheets, disaster related articles, pandemic references, useful links, as well as announcements for upcoming events.