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Appendix C: Acronyms

Acronym

Word/Phrase

AA

Associate in Arts degree

ACF

Administration for Children and Families

ACL

Administration for Community Living

ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act

ADD

Administration on Developmental Disabilities

ADRC

Aging and Disability Resource Center

AHRQ

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

AI/AN

American Indian and Alaska Native

ALJ

Administrative Law Judge

AoA

Administration on Aging

ARRA

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

ASA

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration

ASFR

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources

ASL

Assistant Secretary for Legislation

ASPA

Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs

ASPE

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

ASPR

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

ATSDR

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

ATTC

Addiction Technology Transfer Center

AWS

Alternative Work Schedule

BA

Bachelor of Arts degree

BARDA

Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority

CAPT

Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies

CBRN

Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear

CCDF

Child Care and Development Fund

CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDER

Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

CFBNP

Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

CHIP

Children’s Health Insurance Program

CLABSI

Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection

CMHC

Community Mental Health Center

CMS

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

CRS

Clinical Reporting System

CSAMS

SAMHSA CSAP Prevention Service Accountability Monitoring System

DAB

Departmental Appeals Board

DME

Durable Medical Equipment

DSLR

Division of State and Local Readiness

eCTD

Electronic Common Technical Document

EHC

Effective Health Care

EHS

Early Head Start

EID

Emerging Infectious Disease

ESRD

End Stage Renal Disease

EUA

Emergency Use Authorization

FDA

Food and Drug Administration

FELTP

Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program

FOIA

Freedom of Information Act

FY

Fiscal Year

GPRA

Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (Public Law 103-62)

HAI

Healthcare-associated infections

HCBS

Home- and community-based services

HEAT

Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team

HHA

Home Health Agency

HHS

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HITECH

Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act

HIV/AIDS

Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

HRSA

Health Resources and Services Administration

HUD

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

IGA

Office of Intergovernmental Affairs

IHS

Indian Health Service

IND

Investigational New Drug

LIHEAP

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

LIS

Low Income Subsidy

MCBS

Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey

MEPS

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey

MLSMR

Molecular Libraries Small Molecule Repository

MMWR

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

MRSA

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

MSIS

Medicaid Statistical Information System

NASBE

National Association of State Boards of Education

NDNH

National Directory of New Hires

NHIS

National Health Interview Survey

NHSC

National Health Service Corps

NHSN

National Healthcare Safety Network

NIH

National Institutes of Health

NSDUH

National Household Survey on Drug Use and Health

OASH

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health

OCCIS

Office of Child Care Information Systems

OCR

Office for Civil Rights

OD

Office on Disability

OGC

Office of the General Counsel

OGA

Office of Global Affairs

OHR

Office of Health Reform

OIG

Office of Inspector General

OMB

Office of Management and Budget

OMHA

Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals

ONC

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

ORAC

Office of Recovery Act Coordination

ORR

Office of Refugee Resettlement

OSSI

Office of Security and Strategic Information

PAHPA

Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act

PDE

Prescription Drug Event

PECOS

Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System

PEPFAR

President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

PIR

Program Information Report

PSC

Program Support Center

PSO

Patient Safety Organization

QRIS

Quality Rating and Improvement System

ROI

Return on Investment

SAIS

Services Accountability Improvement System

SAMHSA

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SEDS

Statistical Enrollment Data System

SIR

Standardized Infection Ratio

SNP

Single Nucleotide Polymorphism

STARS

Services Tracking Analysis and Reporting System

STI

Sexually Transmitted Infection

TANF

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

TBD

To be determined

TRAC

Treatment Research AIDS Center

USDA

U.S. Department of Agriculture

USPHS

United States Public Health Service

YRBS

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance

 

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