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CAHF urges members to join the national Quality Initiative.
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Check out the California recipients of the 2014 AHCA National Quality Awards here

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COVERED CALIFORNIA MARKS FIRST YEAR - Wednesday, Oct. 1
With more than 1.3 million Californians enrolled, in addition to nearly 2 million now receiving Medi-Cal benefits, Covered California, the state-run health-insurance marketplace created by the federal Affordable Care Act, turns a year old on Oct. 1. San Francisco Chronicle

DEVELOPMENTAL-SERVICES 'HERO OF THE YEAR' - Monday, Sept. 29
Recently selected “Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Hero of the Year" by CAHF’s national affiliate, the American Health Care Association, Alicia Durham of Eureka is being honored for creating a small working farm at the Butler Valley facility for residents with developmental disabilities. Times-Standard (Eureka)

GOVERNOR SIGNS ASSISTED-LIVING BILLS - Monday, Sept. 29
Training and staffing requirements for assisted-living facilities – a category of elder residential facilities that many people confuse with nursing homes – will be increased under new legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The Sacramento Bee

AUTO-RENEWING YOUR HEALTH PLAN MAY BE BAD - Monday, Sept. 29
Shopping around for the best price can be crucial for people renewing their coverage on the health-insurance exchanges this fall, but evidence suggests that many people probably won’t do that. The New York Times

MORE LATINOS HAVE INSURANCE UNDER HEALTH-CARE LAW - Thursday, Sept. 25
A new report from the Commonwealth Fund finds that the federal health-care law has dramatically increased coverage among Latinos. Los Angeles Times

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE NO. 1?
- Thursday, Sept. 25

Lori Cooper, administrator at Stonebrook Healthcare Center in Concord, the first California facility to win an American Health Care Association Gold Quality Award, has some tips here.

Special Events
 

CAHF 64th Annual Convention & Expo
Renaissance Palm Springs & Palm Springs Convention Center
November 9-12, 2014


Applications Now Being Accepted 


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