CAHF State Legislative Affairs

Legislative advocacy is one of the primary benefits of CAHF membership. It is one of the most important activities in which we engage on behalf of long-term care facilities in the state. CAHF has a proven track record of promoting and protecting the long-term care profession's interests and practices through aggressive lobbying, grass roots campaigns, and fighting for policies that support access to quality long-term care services at the local, state and federal levels.  

Through advocacy, CAHF strives to provide a credible, respected voice for long-term care with elected officials, state agencies, stakeholder organizations, print, broadcast and social media. 

CAHF also works to improve the public’s understanding of long-term care through ongoing campaigns which include promotion of long-term care issues through  dialogue with stakeholders, the news media, advertisers and partnerships with community groups and related organizations.

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2019 Spring Legislative Visits and Reception

2019 Budget Advocacy Day

CAHF members pose at 2019 advocacy day at state capitol

2018 State Lawmaker Visits

Anthony Portantino and nursing home staff

Assembly member Richard Bloom
Left: State Senator Anthony Portantino tours Autumn Hills Health Center in Glendale.
Right: Assembly Member Richard Bloom meets with staff at the Rehabilitation Center of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Health Care Center.

    Connie Leyva and nursing home staff           

                    Assem. Blanca Rubio and nursing home staff                         

  Cristina Garcia    

 Assem. Miguel Santiago and nursing home staff

 Assem.Kansen Chu and nursing home staff

 Henry Stern and nursing home staff

Top left: State Senator Connie Leyva with caregivers at Claremont Care Center, Pomona.
Top center: Assembly member Blanca Rubio tours Glendora Grand and meets with residents and staff.
Top right: Assembly member Cristina Garcia visits with staff at Southland Care Center, Norwalk.
Bottom left: Assembly member Miguel Santiago visits Country Villa Healthcare.
Bottom center: Assembly member Kansen Chu tours Dycora Transitional Health in San Jose.
Bottom right: Senator Henry Stern visits Simi Valley Care Center.

View photos from the 2018 Spring Legislative Reception with Attorney General Xavier Becerra

View photos from the 2017 Legislative visits and Women's Caucus Reception

Contact Information

Director of Government Affairs
Yvonne Choong

Grassroots Coordinator
Conor Sweeney

Legislative Assistant
Melissa Dye

Congressional Briefing
Conor Sweeney

Informational Materials

2022 Quality Report

State Lawmaker Photo Archive

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CAHF Federal Legislative Affairs

2019 AHCA Congressional Briefing

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Nanci WilsonRep. Jackie Speier

Above: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with CAHF Board Chair Lori Cooper and CAHF CEO/President Craig Cornett.
Upper right: Nanci Wilson, Plum Healthcare receives the AHCA Joe Warner Patient Advocacy Award.
CAHF members meet with U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-14.

2018 AHCA Congressional Briefing

Walt Hekimian Nanci Wilson


Left: Walt Hekimian and Nanci Wilson

Right: Meeting with Rep. Doris Matsui's staff 

2017 AHCA Congressional Briefing

Nanci Wilson, Christine Zack, Lori Cooper, Walt Hekimian
Middle: Curtis Reese and Jim Gomez with Rep. Mimi Walters staff
Right: Matt Yarwood and Walt Hekimian



2016 AHCA Congressional Briefing

Cong. Dana Rohrbacker

Cong. John Garamendi with Julie Butenko, Matt Yarwood

Cong. Eric Swalwell with Michael Torgan, Matt Yarwood

Member visits with Reps. Dana Rohrbacher (R), Huntington Beach, John Garamendi (D), Davis, and Eric Swalwell (D), Pleasanton.