Jason Belden, Director of Emergency Preparedness & Physical Plant Services


Previously CAHF's OSHPD and Fire/Life Safety Officer, Jason Belden brings 20+ years of emergency management experience from California fire services to the Disaster Preparedness Program.  Jason has been with CAHF since 2013. 




DeAnn Walters, Director of Clinical Affairs & Quality Improvement


As an administrator in long-term care for nearly two decades in California, DeAnn Walters has seen disasters affect the best intentioned organizations.  Knowing that we can never be prepared enough for the realities of a disaster, she oversees the exceptional Disaster Preparedness Program team, that is committed to protecting residents and supporting providers to be Really Ready!





Summer Brazell,

Disaster Preparedness Program Coordinator

Summer Brazell is the DPP program's newest member, joining CAHF in January 2021. She brings several years of experience in public health and associations, and holds an Associate's degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences. She is working towards her Bachelor's in Public Health.


Our Department

Disaster Preparedness Program

California Association of Health Facilities

2201 K St, Sacramento, CA, 95816

Main Office: (916) 441-6400

Fax: (916) 441-6441

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     Established in September 2006, with the help of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and with funding through the Federal Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP), the California Association of Health Facilities' Disaster Preparedness Program (CAHF-DPP) supports the integration of Long-Term Care (LTC) into disaster planning and response efforts throughout the state of California. 


     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.