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

Memorandums of Understanding/Agreement

CAHF-DPP has been working with long-term care providers to develop a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that are used voluntarily at the time of an emergency to facilitate the transfer of residents between their home facility and a new facility if evacuation becomes necessary. This type of mutual assistance smooths out many evacuation issues, particularly when MOU are developed between several facilities. Planners and providers should review this work as well.

 Updated August 2018
 Updated August 2018