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.

About CAHF-DPP

Upcoming Events

Check out our ever-changing roster of upcoming events throughout the State of California. Email Cortney Kesterson, DPP Coordinator, if you have any questions or issues accessing this information.           Updated  03/30/20

CAHF Disaster Preparedness Program Statewide Events:

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, all events have been postponed.

The following trainings are county-specific; please do not register for an event outside your county or your registration will be cancelled. Some of the registrations for these events are facilitated by the county Public Health Department personnel, NOT the CAHF-DPP team; some events do not offer CE credit from CAHF. Thank you for your understanding.

Bi-Monthly Webinar

Los Angeles County Grant Activities:

May 13th, 2pm - 3pm: "LA County Emergency Preparedness Updates  Webinar Series (CAHF)

Join us every other month to recap the current events from LA County's Disaster Resource Centers, prepare for upcoming County exercises, and review best practices for emergency preparedness. Register at our NEW link for 2020 here

January – April 2020: Hazard Vulnerability Assessment Meetings @ the Disaster Resource Center (DRC) Hospitals **multiple dates / locations – please check webpage link below**

Have you completed your Hazard Vulnerability Assessment (HVA) for 2020 for your facility yet? This is one of two meetings that long-term care providers are strongly urged to attend at their local DRC hospitals. Attending the in-person HVA meeting will help fulfill E-tag 0006, “Annual Updates to the HVA / EOP,” as well as E-tag 0009, “Collaboration with Local / County Emergency Response Authorities.” Click here to view our webpage with the upcoming dates and contact information for each Disaster Resource Center team. **Please email the DRC coordinators that you are planning to attend so they can reserve a large enough meeting space!**

Sacramento County Grant Activities:

Sacramento Area SNF Mutual Aid Program (SASMAP) Quarterly Drills

Our grant program provides training and support to Sacramento County EMSA for the SASMAP drills on the county's online platform, EMResource. The dates for 2020 drills are listed below. One week after each drill, we host a debrief conference call for gathering feedback from LTC providers, and answer any questions.To be added onto the mailing list for additional information about the debrief calls or the drills, email the DPP Coordinator, Cortney Kesterson

2020 Drill Dates:

March 11, 2020 - 11am - 12pm 

June 10, 2020 - 11am - 12pm

September 9, 2020 - 11am - 12pm

November 11, 2020 - 11am - 12pm

Alameda County Department of Public Health Events:

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, our training has been postponed.

Santa Clara County Events:

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, our training has been postponed.

 

Orange County Events:

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, this session has been postponed.

 

More events will be added very soon! Contact your county healthcare coalition coordinator, and ask if there are any training opportunities for LTC providers coming up. If you do not know who to contact at your County, check out our County contacts page