GAO Government Accountability Office
GIS geographic information system

HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
HPP Hospital Preparedness Program

MCM medical countermeasure
MOU memorandum of understanding

NCCD National Commission on Children and Disasters
NCDMPH National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health
NDMS National Disaster Medical System
NDRF National Disaster Recovery Framework (FEMA)
NGO nongovernmental organization
NICHD National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

OCFS New York State Office of Children and Family Services
OHSEPR Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response (ACF)

PAHPA Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act
PHEMCE Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise
PHS Public Health Service
POD point of distribution
PTSD posttraumatic stress disorder

SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SNS Strategic National Stockpile
VOAD Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster


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