Partnerships & Collaborations
American Medical Directors Association

American Medical Directors Association

The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA), the professional association of medical directors, attending physicians, and others practicing in the long term care continuum, is dedicated to excellence in patient care and provides education, advocacy, information, and professional development to promote the delivery of quality long term care medicine.

For more information on the AMDA, please click here.


California Association of Health Facilities

California Association of Health Facilities

The California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF) is a non-profit professional association founded in 1950 to serve as a statewide organization for long-term care providers. The Association and its members are dedicated to improving the quality of long-term health care in California through educational programs and proactive advocacy with the Legislature and administrative agencies.

CAHF's membership is comprised of more than 1,250 licensed non-profit and proprietary health facilities serving a wide spectrum of needs in a variety of settings.

For more information on the CAHF, please click here.


California Geriatric Education Center

California Geriatric Education Center

The California Geriatric Education Center (CGEC) based at the UCLA Multicampus Program in Gerontology and Geriatrics, is funded by the Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Under the direction of Janet C. Frank, DrPH, the CGEC has had continuous federal funding since 1987 until the one year federal hiatus in 2006. Currently funded since 2007, the CGEC offers both short and extended education and training opportunities for health professions faculty, practitioners, students and others to enhance the quality and availability of health care for older adults.

For more information on the CGEC, please click here.


LeadingAge California

LeadingAge California is the leading advocate for quality nonprofit senior living and care in the state. The public-interest association represents more than 400 nonprofit providers of aging services – including affordable housing, continuing care retirement communities, assisted living, skilled nursing, and home and community-based care – that collectively serve more than 100,000 seniors.

For more information on LeadingAge California, please click here.


American Society of Consultant Pharmacists

The vision of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) is optimal medication management and improved health outcomes for all older persons.

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists empowers pharmacists to enhance quality of care for all older persons through the appropriate use of medication and the promotion of healthy aging.

ASCP’s 7,000+ members manage and improve drug therapy and improve the quality of life of geriatric patients and other individuals residing in a variety of environments, including nursing facilities, subacute care and assisted living facilities, psychiatric hospitals, hospice programs, and home and community-based care.  In addition,  4,500+ pharmacy student members of ASCP demonstrate their identification with and support of ASCP's mission and vision to serve seniors wherever they reside.

For more information on the ASCP, please click here.


California Department of Public Health

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is dedicated to optimizing the health and well-being of the people in California.

CDPH achieves its mission through the following core activities:

  • Promoting healthy lifestyles for individuals and families in their communities and workplaces;
  • Preventing disease, disability, and premature death and reducing or eliminating health disparities;
  • Protecting the public from unhealthy and unsafe environments;
  • Providing or ensuring access to quality, population-based health services;
  • Preparing for and responding to public health emergencies; and
  • Producing and disseminating data to inform and evaluate public health status, strategies and programs.

For more information on the CDPH, please click here.


California Medical Association

Founded in 1856, the California Medical Association (formerly known as the Medical Society of the State of California) dedicated their organization to “promote the science and art of medicine, protection of public health, and the betterment of the medical profession.”

Reflecting their mission, the group’s early accomplishments were many, and these built the foundation of many achievements to come. Today, the California Medical Association has more than 35,000 members in all modes of practice and specialties representing the patients of California.

For more information on the CMA, please click here.


American Geriatrics Society

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a not-for-profit organization of over 6,400 health professionals devoted to improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people. The Society provides leadership to healthcare professionals, policy makers and the public by implementing and advocating for programs in patient care, research, professional and public education, and public policy.

For more information on AGS, please click here.


California Geriatrics Society

California Geriatrics Society (CAGS) is committed to advocating for high quality health care in California for older adults of all cultural and ethnic groups. This will occur through a combination of collaborative and educational efforts with legislators, health care professionals, older adults and their caregivers, and health care organizations with similar goals.

For more information on CAGS, please click here.


California Culture Change Coalition

The California Culture Change Coalition is an action-oriented collaboration representing providers, resident-advocates, state and federal regulators and direct care workers dedicated to starting a “new conversation” about care in nursing homes. We have joined forces to foster culture change on a broader scale than can be achieved through any one of the organizations’ individual efforts.

The Coalition seeks to provide support and expertise to California's nursing homes assisting them to become models for quality of care, quality of life and quality of work.

The Coalition's goals include:

  • Provide a forum that is inclusive of all partners who represent the nursing home community;
  • Create a unified effort to build empowered relationship-centered communities in nursing homes throughout California;
  • Establish a statewide network of culture change resources for providers that supports transformational change; and
  • Promote the values, principles and practices of the culture change movement throughout California through identification and dissemination of innovative models of person-centered care and facility management that support relationship-centered communities.

For more information on the California Culture Change Coalition, please click here.


California Coalition for Compassionate Care

The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California is a statewide partnership of more than 95 regional and statewide organizations dedicated to the advancement of palliative medicine and end-of-life care in California. The Coalition seeks to promote high-quality, compassionate end-of-life care for all Californians.

Supported by a grant from the California HealthCare Foundation, the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California leads the California POLST Project. POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) is a form that states what kind of medical treatment patients want toward the end of their lives.

For more information on the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California or POLST, please click here.


Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes

Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes is a national campaign to encourage, assist and empower nursing homes to improve the quality of care and life for residents. 

Comprised of long term care providers, medical professionals, consumers, employees, and state and federal agencies, AE is the largest and first coalition of its kind to measure quality by setting clinical and organizational goals for nursing homes.

The coalition stimulates quality improvements by providing nursing homes with free, current and practical evidence-based resources, empowering residents and their families with education, and helping participants reach their targets. Homes can compare their progress with state and national averages.

For more information on Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes, please click here.