JCAHO

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations


LHD

local health department


MassCHIP

Massachusetts Community Health Information Profile

MCO

managed care organization

McPLAN

McHenry County Project for Local Assessment of Need

MMR

measles-mumps-rubella


NACCHO

National Association of County and City Health Officials

NCHS

National Center for Health Statistics

NCQA

National Committee for Quality Assurance

NHANES

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

NHLBI

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

NII

National Information Infrastructure


OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration


PATCH

Planned Approach to Community Health

PHPPO

Public Health Practice Program Office

PKU

phenylketonuria

PPG

Performance Partnership Grant

PTA

parent-teacher association


SAMMEC

smoking-attributable morbidity, mortality, and economic costs

SIDS

sudden infant death syndrome

SMHA

state mental health agency

STD

sexually transmitted disease


TANF

Temporary Assistance to Needy Families

TAPII

the Arizona Partnership for Infant Immunization


WHO

World Health Organization

WIC

Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children


YRBSS

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System



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