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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