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American Health Care Association

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1201 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005-4015

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202-842-4444 (Voice)
202-842-3860 (FAX)

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The American Health Care Association (AHCA) is a federation of 50 state health organizations, together representing nearly 12,000 non-profit and for-profit assisted living, nursing facility, and subacute care providers that care for more than one million elderly and disabled individuals nationally. AHCA was founded in 1949 to promote standards for professionals in long-term health care delivery and quality care for residents. AHCA was formerly called the American Nursing Home Association, and AHCA and its affiliates are nonprofit associations.


The Association publishes and disseminates many informational and educational materials on nursing home and long-term care facility services, management, personnel training, and health careers. Serial publications: AHCA Notes (newsletter), monthly--news for members; Provider (magazine), monthly--articles of interest for long-term health care managers and professionals. AHCA also publishes "How to Be a Nurse Assistant."


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Date Entered: 5/1/1997
Date Edited: 2/20/2013
Date Revised: 7/18/2006 12:12:09 PM
Health Referral Number: HR1573
Accession Number: DP91A0720

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