Acronyms

Listed below are acronyms that you may find used on this website and/or other AAPCHO materials.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z


A

  • AA – Asian American
  • AACI  – Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AAPCHO Member)
  • AADE – American Association of Diabetes Educators
  • AAJC – Asian American Justice Center
  • AAPCHO – Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations
  • AAPI – Asian American and Pacific Islander
  • AC – Advisory Committee
  • ADA – American Diabetes Association, American Dental Association
  • AHEC – Area Health Education Center
  • AHRQ – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • AHS  – Asian Health Services (AAPCHO Member) , Asian Human Services (AAPCHO Member)
  • AA&NHOPI – Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islander
  • APAMSA – Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association
  • APHA – American Public Health Association
  • APHCV – Asian Pacific Health Care Venture (AAPCHO Member)
  • APIAHF – Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum
  • APIWC – Asian Pacific Islander Wellness Center
  • APPEAL – Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership


B

  • BALANCE – Building Awareness Locally & Nationally through Community Empowerment  (Old AAPCHO Diabetes Program)
  • BCRS – Bureau of Clinicians Recruitment Services
  • BHPr – Bureau of Health Professions
  • BMS – Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • BPHC – Bureau of Primary Health Care
  • BRIDGE – Building Resources in Development, Growth and Expansion (AAPCHO Project)


C

  • CAPACD – National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development
  • CARE – A Community Approach to Responding Early (AAPCHO Project)
  • CBWCHC – Charles B. Wang Community Health Center (AAPCHO Member)
  • CDC – Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • CHAMPs – Capacity Building in HIV/AIDS for Medical Providers (AAPCHO Project)
  • CHC – Community Health Center
  • CHW –  Community Health Worker
  • CLAS – Culturally & Linguistically Appropriate Healthcare Services
  • CMS – Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


D

  • DDT – Division of Diabetes Translation
  • DHHS – Department of Health & Human Services


E

  • ESAP – Enabling Services Accountability Project (AAPCHO Program)


F

  • FHCW – Family Health Center of Worchester (AAPCHO Member)
  • FQHC – Federally Qualified Health Center
  • FY – Fiscal Year


G

 


H

  • (D)HHS – Department of Health and Human Services
  • HMO – Health Maintenance Organization
  • HMSA – Hawaii Medical Service Association
  • HPSA – Health Professional Shortage Area
  • HRSA – Health Resources and Services Administration


I

  • ICHS – International Community Health Services (AAPCHO Member)
  • IMPACT – Improving the Management & Provision of Appropriate Care & Treatment (AAPCHO Project)
  • IRB – Institutional Review Board


J

  • JCAHO – Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
  • JCHC – Joint Commission on Health Care


K

  • KACHC – Kwajalein Atoll Community Health Center (AAPCHO Member)
  • KCHWC – Ko’olauloa Community Health  & Wellness Center (AAPCHO Member)
  • KKV – Kokua Kalihi Valley Health Center (AAPCHO Member)
  • KPHC – Kalihi Palama Health Center (AAPCHO Member)


L

  • LCHC – Lowell Community Health Center (AAPCHO Member)
  • LEP – Limited English Proficiency


M

  • MCHB – Maternal and Child Health Bureau
  • MUA – Medically Underserved Area
  • MUP – Medically Underserved Population


N

  • NAAPIMHA – National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association
  • NACCHO – National Association of County & City Health Officials
  • NACHC – National Association of Community Health Centers
  • NANAY – National Alliance to Nurture the Aged and the Youth (AAPCHO Member)
  • NAPAFASA – National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse
  • NAVASA – National Alliance of Vietnamese American Service Agencies
  • NAWHO – National Asian Women’s Health Organization
  • NCAPA – National Council of Asian Pacific Americans
  • NCHS – National Center for Health Statistics
  • NDEP – National Diabetes Education Program
  • NEMS – North East Medical Services (AAPCHO Member)
  • NH – Native Hawaiian
  • NIDDK – National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • NIH – National Institutes of Health
  • NLM – National Library of Medicine
  • NoGA – Notice of Grant Award
  • NRAC – National Research Advisory Committee (AAPCHO Advisory Committee)


O

  • OMH – Office of Minority Health
  • OMO – Out of Many One
  • OSHC – Operation Samahan Health Clinic (AAPCHO Member)


P

  • PAETC – Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center
  • PAL – Program Assistance Letter
  • PATH – Promoting Access To Healthcare (AAPCHO Program)
  • PCA – Primary Care Association
  • PCO – Primary Care Organization
  • PGO – Procurement and Grants Office
  • PI – Pacific Islander
  • PIC – HIT Pacific Innovation Collaborative for Health Information Technology (AAPCHO Project)
  • PIN – Policy Information Notice
  • PIPCA – Pacific Islands Primary Care Association (AAPCHO Member)
  • PTSO – PTSO of Washington (AAPCHO Member)


Q

R

  • RWJ – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


S

  • SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • SCCHC – South Cove Community Health Center (AAPCHO Member)
  • SEARAC – Southeast Asia Resource Action Center
  • SHIRE – Summit Health Institute for Research and Education, Inc.


T

U

V

W

  • WCCHC – Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center (AAPCHO Member)
  • WHC – Waimanalo Health Center (AAPCHO Member)
  • WHCHC – West Hawaii Community Health Center (AAPCHO Member)


X

Y

Z