Performance Improvement 1998. Appendix D. Glossary of Acronyms


Glossary of Acronyms


ACCESS Access to Community Care and Effective Services and Supports

ACF Administration for Children and Families

ACYE Administration for Children, Youth and Families

ADAP AIDS Drug Assistance Programs

AFDC Aid to Families with Dependent Children

AHCP Agency for Health Care Policy and Research

AIDS Autoimmune Deficiency Syndrome

AoA Administration on Aging

AODA Alcohol and Other Drugs of Abuse

APGs Ambulatory Patient Groups

ART Assisted Reproductive Technology

ASPE (Office of the) Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

ATOD Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry


BHPr Bureau of Health Professions

BRTA Business Responds to AIDS

CAAS Community Action Agencies

CARE Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act

C.A.R.E. Cognitive Activity and Reimbursement Effectiveness

CBWI Capitalizing the Bridge from Welfare to Independence

CCAPP Community Coalition Acting for Positive Parenting

CCCANC Cumberland County Child Abuse and Neglect Council

CDC Center for Disease Control and Prevention

CD-PAS Consumer-Directed Personal Assistance

CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

CHC Community Health Centers

CHIC C. Everett Koop Community Health Center

CHIP Community Health Improvement Project

CLIA Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments

CLP Community Lifeline Programs

CMHS Community Mental Health Services

CNOs Community Nursing Organizations

CONQUEST Computerized Needs-Oriented Quality Measurement Evaluation System

CPS (a) Child Protection Services

CPS (b) Current Population Survey

CSAT Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

CSE (Study for the Impact of the) Child Support Enforcement

CSLA Community Supported Living Arrangement

CTS Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Training System


DOT Division of Organ Transplants

DPP (a) Demonstration Partnership Program

DPP (b) Disabilities Prevention Program

DTEP Drug Treatment Enrichment Program

DUR Drug Utilization Review

EACH-RPCH Essential Access Community Hospital/Rural Primary Care Hospital

EMPOWER Evaluation of Arizona Employing and Moving People off Welfare and Encouraging Responsibility Program

EMAs Eligible Metropolitan Areas

EPA Environmental Protection Agency

EPIC Evaluation of Practice in Care

EPOC Evaluation Policy Oversight Committee

EPSDT Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment


FACE Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation

FDP Faculty Development Program

FAP Family Advocate Plan

FAS Freely Associated States

FCC Family Care Connection

FCCTF Franklin County Children's Task Force

FDA Food and Drug Administration

FETP Field Epidemiology Training Program

FFS Fee-For-Service

FIA Family Investment Agreement

FIP Family Investment Program

FLAPS Food Label and Package Survey

FP/FS Family Preservation/Family Support

FTP Florida Family Transition Program

GAPS Pittsburgh Foundation

GAIN Evaluation of Los Angeles Job-First

GE Government Entity

GIT GPRA Implementation Team

GPCIs Geographic Practice Cost Indexes

GPRA Government Performance and Results Act


HAACP Survey of Current Hazard Assessment Quality Control Points

HBCUs Historically Black Colleges and Universities

HCBS Home Care and Community-Based Service

HCD Human Capital Development

HCFA Health Care Finance Administration

HCPPs Health Care Prepayment Plans

HHA Health-Health Analysis

HHS (Department of) Health and Human Services

HIV Human Immunovirus

HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration

HSHC Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities Program

HSEES Hazardous Substance Emergency Events Surveillance

IAP Immunization Action Plan

ICBG International Cooperative Biodiversity Group

ICD Institute, Centers, and Divisions

IHS Indian Health Service

IIS Immunization Information Systems

IRP Intermural Research Program

IRPPC Intermural Research Program Planning Committee

ISO Intermediary Service Organization

I/T/U Indian Tribal Urban


JOBS Job Opportunity and Basic Skills

JOLI Job Opportunity for Low-Income Individuals

KDA Knowledge, Development, and Application

LAAM Levo-Alpha-Acetylmethadol- Hydrochloride

LBP Limited Benefit Plan

LEAP Learning, Earning, and Parenting

LFA Labor Force Attachment

LIHEAP Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

LRDs Living Related Donations

MAF Medical Assistance Facility

MCOs Managed Care Organizations

MEDTEP Medical Treatment Effectiveness Program

MFIP Minnesota Family Investment Program

MFS Medicare Fee Schedule

MNT Medical Nutrition Therapy

MQSA Mammography Quality Standards Act


NBCCEDP National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

NCCAN National Center for Child Abuse and Neglect

NCHS National Center for Health Statistics

NCI National Cancer Institute

NETSS National Electronic Telecommunications System for Surveillance

NEXT Nationwide Evaluation of X-Ray Trends

NHLBI National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

NHSC National Health Service Corps

NHIS National Health Interview Survey

NIGMS National Institute of General Medical Sciences

NIH National Institutes of Health

NIMH National Institute of Mental Health

NIS National Immunization Survey

NLM National Library of Medicine

NLFSI North Lawndale Family Support Initiative

NLTN National Laboratory Training Network

NTIES National Treatment Improvement Evaluation Study

NTIS National Technical Information Service

NRSA National Research Service Award

NSF National Science Foundation


ODE Office of Device Evaluation

OIG Office of Inspector General

OPHS Office of Public Health and Science

OPH-SOPER Office of Public Health, Staff Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Research

OPPE Office of Program Planning and Evaluation

ORT Operation Restore Trust

OSP Office of Strategic Planning

PACE Program of All-Inclusive Care for Elderly Demonstration

PARE Physical Abuse and Neglect Reduction Effort

PAS Personal Assistance Services

PDQ Physician Data Query

PDUFA Prescription Drug User Fee Act

PET Persistent Effect of Treatment Studies

PFP/SSF Pay for Performance/Self-Sufficiency First

PHLIS Public Health Laboratory Information System

PHS Public Health Service

PIC Policy Information Center

PMA Premarket Approval

PMI Prevention Marketing Initiative

PORTS Publication of the Patient Outcome Research Teams

PPGs Public Health Performance Partnership Grants

PPP Parent Partner Programs

PRWORA Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act

PSOs Provider-Sponsored Organizations

PUD Peptic Ulcer Disease


QI Quality Indicators

R&D Research and Development

RCM Research Centers in Minority Institutions

RDCRD Rare Disease Clinical Research Database

RDUs Relative Value Units

RFA Request for Applications

RPRC Regional Primate Research Centers

RTC Regional Treatment Center

RRM Resource Requirement Methodology

SIPP Survey of Income and Program Participation

SPO Sponsored Program Office

STC State Training Cooridinators

STD Sexually Transmitted Disease


TA Technical Assistance

TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

TB Tuberculosis

TBI/SCI Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury

TEEM Training, Education, Employment, and Management

TEHIP Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program

TMRC Technical Merit Review Committee

USDA United States Department of Agriculture

WRP Welfare Restructuring Project

YETI Youth Employment and Training Initiative

YRBS Youth Risk Behavior Study