Acronyms

AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AMA American Medical Association
APHA American Public Health Association
ASPR Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
ASTHO Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
   
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CONOPS concept of operations
CSC crisis standards of care
   
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DOD Department of Defense
   
EMAC Emergency Management Assistance Compact
EMS emergency medical services
EMTALA Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act
EOC emergency operations center
EUA emergency use authorization
   
FDA Food and Drug Administration
   
HCC health care coalition
HCF health care facility
HCPHES Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services
HHS Department of Health and Human Services
HICS hospital incident command system
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HPP Hospital Preparedness Program


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