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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Anthony Portantino

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.

  Cristina Garcia    

 Henry Stern

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 left: 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

Click here for pictures from 2017 Spring Legislative Conference and Women's Caucus reception.

CAHF Federal Legislative Affairs

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


Left: 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

2016 meetings included member visits with Reps. Dana Rohrbacher (R), Huntington Beach; John Garamendi (D), Davis and Eric Swalwell (D), Pleasanton.

Congressional Briefing Archive 

Contact Info

Matt Robinson
Director of Legislative Affairs

Melissa Dye
Legislative Assistant

Deborah Pacyna
Congressional Briefing

Informational Materials

2018 Quality Report

State Lawmaker Photo Archive


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