All information provided will be entered into the California Health Alert Network (CAHAN) system. The CAHAN system is used by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to send important notifications including emergency alerts, health notifications, information bulletins, and All Facilities Letters (AFLs).

To improve communication and increase AFL distribution to facilities, CDPH is requesting the following information:
  • A designated emergency contact.  The emergency contact number should be for an individual that is reachable and able to respond 24 hours a day.
  •  A designated AFL recipient.  The AFL recipient may be anyone designated by the facility as the primary recipient for departmental communications.
  • NOTE: If your facility has previously provided contact information, filling out this survey will overwrite the previous contact information. 
Designation of an individual as a facility’s emergency contact, and the providing of that individual’s contact information for inclusion in the California Health Alert Network (CAHAN) is voluntary. To every extent possible, personally identifiable information submitted will be kept confidential subject to the provisions of state and federal laws including, but not limited to, the California Information Practices Act of 1977, and only used for the purposes stated herein.