Acronyms

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

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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