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Acronyms and Abbreviations

ACF Administration for Children and Families

AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

AoA Administration on Aging

ASH assistant secretary for health

ASMB Assistant Secretary for Management and Budget

ASPE Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

ASTHO Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

CBO Congressional Budget Office

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

DHS U.S. Department of Homeland Security

DoD U.S. Department of Defense

EIS Executive Information System

EPA Environmental Protection Agency

ERISA Employee Retirement Income Security Act

FCC Federal Communications Commission

FDA Food and Drug Administration

FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency

FSIS Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA)

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A Acronyms and Abbreviations ACF Administration for Children and Families AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality AoA Administration on Aging ASH assistant secretary for health ASMB Assistant Secretary for Management and Budget ASPE Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation ASTHO Association of State and Territorial Health Officials ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry CBO Congressional Budget Office CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DHS U.S. Department of Homeland Security DoD U.S. Department of Defense EIS Executive Information System EPA Environmental Protection Agency ERISA Employee Retirement Income Security Act FCC Federal Communications Commission FDA Food and Drug Administration FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency FSIS Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA) FY fiscal year 159

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160 HHS IN THE 21ST CENTURY GAO Government Accountability Office GPRA Government Performance and Results Act GS General Schedule HEW U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services HIV/AIDS human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration HTA Health Technology Assessment HUD U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development IHS Indian Health Service IOM Institute of Medicine MIPPA Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act NACCHO National Association of County and City Health Officials NACHC National Association of Community Health Centers NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NHLBI National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute NICE National Institute for Clinical Excellence NIH National Institutes of Health NRC National Research Council NSF National Science Foundation OCR Office for Civil Rights OIG Office of the Inspector General OMB Office of Management and Budget ONCHIT Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology OPDIV operating division (HHS) OPM Office of Personnel Management P4P pay for performance PART Program Assessment and Rating Tool PHSSEF Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund PHS Public Health Service PMA President’s Management Agenda

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161 APPENDIX A QALY quality-adjusted life-year RN registered nurse SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration SCHIP State Children’s Health Program SES Senior Executive Service SSA Social Security Administration USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture VA U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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