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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

Headlines

HOW TO FIX MEDICARE? ASK THE PEOPLE - Tuesday, Sept. 23
Washington is full of ideas to overhaul Medicare. But a series of “MedCHAT” sessions led by the nonprofit, non-partisan Center for Healthcare Decisions is gathering input from ordinary Americans. Kaiser Health News

STUDY LINKS AUTISM TO LOW IRON INTAKE IN SOME MOTHERS - Monday, Sept. 22
A new study by researchers at the University of California at Davis found a five-fold increase in autism spectrum disorder in children born to mothers with low iron intake and some metabolic conditions. California Healthline

PANEL URGES OVERHAULING END-OF-LIFE CARE - Friday, Sept. 19
The country’s system for handling end-of-life care is largely broken and should be overhauled at almost every level, a national panel concluded in a report released this week. The New York Times

EXPERTS ENCOURAGE YOUNG AND OLD TO GET FLU SHOTS - Thursday, Sept. 18
With fall just around the corner, doctors at the Centers for Disease Control are reminding even people between 18 and 64, to get a flu vaccine. CNN Health

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE NO. 1?
- Wednesday, Sept. 17
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.

HEALTH CARE OFTEN THE BIGGEST RETIREMENT EXPENSE - Monday, Sept. 15
The responsibility of caring for retirees — as well as the cost — often falls on family members, and almost half of caregivers spend more than $5,000 a year on elderly family members, according to a new study. The Washington Post

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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