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

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