Appendix A
Acronyms

ACA Affordable Care Act, 2010

AHR America’s Health Rankings

AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

ASTHO Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

BMI body mass index

BRFSS Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CHCF California HealthCare Foundation

CHDI Community Health Data Initiative

CHIS California Health Interview Survey

CHR county health rankings

CHSI Community Health Status Indicators

CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

CVD cardiovascular disease

DALY disability-adjusted life year

DHEW Department of Health, Education, and Welfare

DOT Department of Transportation

EHR electronic health record

EPA Environmental Protection Agency



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Appendix A Acronyms ACA Affordable Care Act, 2010 AHR America’s Health Rankings AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality ASTHO Association of State and Territorial Health Officials BMI body mass index BRFSS Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CHCF California HealthCare Foundation CHDI Community Health Data Initiative CHIS California Health Interview Survey CHR county health rankings CHSI Community Health Status Indicators CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services CVD cardiovascular disease DALY disability-adjusted life year DHEW Department of Health, Education, and Welfare DOT Department of Transportation EHR electronic health record EPA Environmental Protection Agency 145

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146 FOR THE PUBLIC’S HEALTH: MEASUREMENT GAO Government Accountability Office GDP gross domestic product HALE health-adjusted life expectancy HALY health-adjusted life year HHS Department of Health and Human Services HIA health impact assessment HP 2010 Healthy People 2010 HRQL health-related quality of life HUD Department of Housing and Urban Development IOM Institute of Medicine MATCH Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health NACCHO National Association of County and City Health Officials NAS National Academy of Sciences NCHS National Center for Health Statistics NCQA National Committee for Quality Assurance NCVHS National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics NHANES National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey NHIS National Health Interview Survey NICE National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence NIH National Institutes of Health NPHPPHC National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council NQF National Quality Form OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development PHAB Public Health Acceditation Board QALY quality-adjusted life year SUSA State of the USA TFAH Trust for America’s Health