National Organizations Acronyms

NACCHO – National Association of City and County Health Officials

NALBOH – National Association of Local Boards of Health

HFA – Healthy Families America

CDC – Center for Disease Control& Prevention

OSHA – Occupational Safety & Health Administration

CMS – Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

HRSA – Health Resources & Services Administration

AARP – American Association of Retired Persons

ASTDN – Association of State and Territory Directors of Nursing

ANA – American Nurses Association

NIOSH – National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

NHLBI – National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

APHA – American Public Health Association

FDA – Food and Drug Administration

EPA – Environmental Protection Agency

ADA – American’s with Disabilities Act

NCHS – National Center for Health Statistics

FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency

NACo – National Association of Counties

NCEH – National Center for Environmental Health

NEHA – National Environmental Health Association


Disease and Immunizations Acronyms

AIDS – Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

DTP – Diphtheria, Pertussis, and Tetanus

HAV – Hepatitis A Virus

HBV – Hepatitis B Virus

HiB – Haemophilus influenza, type b

HIV – Human Immunodeficiency Virus

MMWR – Morbidity and mortality weekly report

STD – Sexually transmitted disease

TB – Tuberculosis

DTaP – Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Accellular Pertussis

MMR – Measles, Mumps, and Rubella

BCG – Bacillus of Calmette and Guerin (Tuberculosis) vaccine


Common Public Health Acronyms

AEA – Area Education Agency

CACFP – Child and Adult Care Food Program

CAP – Community Action Program, sometimes referred to as Community Action Agency

CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CEA – Community Empowerment Area

CHIP – Child Health Insurance Program (Title XXI), also referred to as SCHIP.

CHSC – Child Health Specialty Clinics

CSFP – Commodity Supplemental Food Program

DHHS – Department of Health and Human Services; a federal agency

DHS – Department of Human Services; a state agency with county offices

EFNEP – Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, an Extension Service program from USDA

EPSDT – Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Program

FIP – Family Investment Program

FMNP – Farmers Market Nutrition Program

FNP – Family Nutrition Program, from USDA Extension

FP – Family Planning Program

FQHC – Federally Qualified Health Center

GTC – Grants to Counties Water Well Program

HHA – Homemaker/Home Health Aide Program

I3 – Infant Immunization Initiative, the national initiative

OSDH – Oklahoma State Department of Health

MCH – Maternal and Child Health Program

NAWD – National Association of WIC Directors

NCHS – National Center for Health Statistics

NCI– National Cancer Institute

NET– Nutrition EducationTraining Program

NHLBI – National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

PedNSS – Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System

PHN – Public Health Nursing

PNSS – Pregnancy Nutrition Surveillance System

SCHIP – State Children’s Health Insurance Program (Title XXI) also referred to as CHIP

USDA – United States Department of Agriculture

USPHS – United States Public Health Service

VFC – Vaccine for Children

WIC – Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children


Oklahoma State Agencies Acronyms

AGR – Agriculture

ABLE – Able Commission

AG – Office of Attorney General

OCC – Oklahoma Corporation Commission

CLEET – Council on Law Enforcement Education & Training

CLO – Commissioners of the Land Office

CME – Board of Medicolegal Investigations

CSO – CompSource Oklahoma

CT – Department of Career & Technology Education

DC – Department of Commerce

DCS – Department of Central Services

DEQ – Department of Environmental Quality

DHS – Department of Human Services

DM – Department of Mines

DMH – Department of Mental Health & SAS

DOC – Department of Corrections

DOE – Department of Education

DOL – Department of Labor

DOT – Department of Transportation

DPS – Department of Public Safety

DRS – Department of Rehabilitation Services

FM – State Fire Marshall

HE – Regents for Higher Education

JDM – J D McCarty Center

OCC – Oklahoma Conservation Commission

OCIA – Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority

ODH – Oklahoma Department of Health

ODOT – Department of Transportation

OEM – Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management

OESC – OK Employment Securities Commission

OETA – Oklahoma Education TV Authority

OHS – Oklahoma Historical Society

OIDS – Oklahoma Indigent Defense System

OJA – Office of Juvenile Affairs

OMD – Oklahoma MilitaryDepartment

OSBI – Oklahoma Bureau of Investigations

OSF – Office of State Finance

OSSM – Oklahoma School of Science & Math

OTC – Oklahoma Tax Commission

OTRD – Department of Tourism & Recreation

RSC – Rose State College

SS – Secretary of State

ST – State Treasurer’s Office

VA – Department of Veterans Affairs

WCC – Wildlife Conservation Commission


Southern Plains Area American Indian/Alaska Native Acronyms

NIHB – National Indian Health Board

OKTEC – Oklahoma Area Tribal Epidemiology Center

SPTHB – Southern Plains Tribal Health Board

ANTHC – Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

ANEC – Alaska Native Epidemiology Center

AASTEC – Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center

AAIHB – Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board

CTEC – California Tribal Epidemiology Center

CRIHB – California Rural Indian Health Board

GLITEC – Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center

GLITC – Great Lakes Area Tribal Health Board

ITCATEC – Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. Tribal Epidemiology Center

ITCA – Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona

NEC – Navajo Epidemiology Center

NNDH – Navajo Nation Division of Health

GPTEC – Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center

GPTCHB – Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board

NWTEC – Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center

NPAIHB – Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

RMTEC – Rocky Mountain Tribal Epidemiology Center

RMTLC – Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council

USETTEC – United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. Tribal Epidemiology Center

USET – United Southern and Eastern Tribes, Inc.

UIHI – Urban Indian Health Institute

SIHB – Seattle Indian Health Board

GPTCHB – Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board

MWAST – Midwest Alliance of Sovereign Tribes

OIT – Old Indian Trick

MCN – Muscogee (Creek) Nation

C&A – Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes

CPN – Citizen Potawatomie Nation

AST – Absentee Shawnee Tribe

SNO – Seminole Nation of Oklahoma

SFN – Sac and Fox Nation

IHS – Indian Health Service