The California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH) is a nonprofit association representing California's home care providers. Established in 1966, CAHSAH is one of the oldest and largest state home care associations with a long tradition of service dedicated to promoting quality home care and enhancing the effectiveness of the home care industry.
As CAHSAH members, we stay up-to-date on legislative efforts that effect home care, and lobby for measures that will improve cost-effectiveness and access to care to seniors and those living with disabilities.
It is our mission to provide innovative, quality, professional health care, counseling, educational and wellness services to the communities we serve in a caring, cost effective manner.
In 1979, Barbara Hanna, agency President, started to provide temporary nursing staff for hospitals in Northern California. A short time later, she began to receive calls from community members asking her for assistance in caring for their loved ones at home. Understanding that people preferred to be at home while recuperating, rather than in the hospital, she founded Home Health Care Management, Inc.
Ms. Hanna graduated from California State University, Chico in 1975 with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing. She has worked in a variety of health care settings, including acute care hospitals, adult day health care centers and home health. She has also taught nursing and allied health at Butte Community College.
She is a nationally certified case manager and has a lifetime teaching credential. In 2002, she was selected by the Centers for Disease Control to be a CDC/ASPH Institute Scholar for HIV Prevention Leadership in Atlanta, GA. She has worked on a statewide advisory panel for UCSF and the "California Twenty-First Century Workforce Project' as well as the Olmstead Advisory Group for the State of California. Ms. Hanna enjoys working collaboratively with other agencies and organizations. She is skilled at partnering with diverse groups and organizations with varying purposes and roles to enhance and expand services in the community.
Ms. Hanna has a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership from the University of California, Davis.