Appendix A

Acronyms

ACA

Affordable Care Act, 2010

ACO

accountable-care organizations

AHR

America’s Health Rankings

AHRQ

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

ARRA

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

ASTHO

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

 

 

BAC

Blood Alochol Contents

 

 

CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CVD

cardiovascular disease

 

 

EHR

electronic health record

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

EPHS

Essential Public Health Services

 

 

FOIL

Freedom of Information Law

 

 

GAO

Government Accountability Office

GASB

Government Accounting Standards Board

GDP

gross domestic product

 

 

HALE

health-adjusted life expectancy

HALY

health-adjusted life year

HHS

Department of Health and Human Services



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112 FOR THE PUBLIC’S HEALTH: REVITALIZING LAW AND POLICY HIA health impact assessment HIAP Health In All Policies HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility Act HITECH Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health IOM Institute of Medicine NACCHO National Association of County and City Health Officials NCHS National Center for Health Statistics NIH National Institutes of Health NPHPPHC National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development PHAB Public Health Acceditation Board PPACA Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 2010