HCI

Health Care Institute

HHS

Department of Health and Human Services

HIPAA

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HLI

Health Literacy Iowa

HLM

Health Literacy Missouri

HRSA

Health Resources and Services Administration

IHA

Institute for Healthcare Advancement

IOM

Institute of Medicine

LA

Los Angeles

LAC

Literacy Assistance Center

LCME

Liaison Committee on Medical Education

NAAL

National Assessment of Adult Literacy

NALS

National Adult Literacy Survey

NC

North Carolina

NCIOM

North Carolina Institute of Medicine

NCSALL

National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy

NIFL

National Institute For Literacy

NIH

National Institutes of Health

PHR

personal health records

PI

principal investigator

RA

rheumatoid arthritis

RDA

recommended daily allowance

SOPHE

Society for Public Health Educators

SRFCP

student-run free clinic program

UC

University of California

UCLA

University of California, Los Angeles

UCSD

University of California, San Diego

UCSF

University of California, San Francisco



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