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

Infectious Disease

Pandemic influenza is a unique challenge to long-term care because it can be a drawn-out incident, taking several weeks or months to conclude. An effective response to pandemic influenza requires: collaborating with local healthcare coalitions and response partners, planning for increased admits or surge at your facility, and gathering crucial information on an ongoing basis to share with authorities. Awareness of your facility's capacities and your staff's capabilities will allow you to respond to a dynamic and fast-paced situation such as infectious or vector-borne diseases like influenza. 

PLANNING TOOLS

Infection Control

PREVENTION POSTERS​

GUIDANCE

JUST-IN-TIME RESPIRATORY PROTECTION PROGRAM

The "Just-in-Time Respiratory Protection Program" for long-term care providers provides instruction on how to create a respiratory-protection program through easy-to-use set-up and implementation checklists.