Acronyms

We recognize that the number of acronyms we use can feel intimidating at times. That's why we offer this comprehensive alphabetical listing of every acronym used on our website. We also took one more step toward making our website easy to understand by showing the definition of any acronym simply by hovering over it with your mouse. It's really that easy!


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A

AA African American
AAAAI American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology
AADE American Association of Diabetes Educators
AAFA Asthma & Allergy Association of America
AANMA Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics
AAP American Academy of Pediatrics
AASA Asthma Association of School Administrators
ABCS Active Bacterial Core Surveillance
ABLES Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology & Surveillance
ACA Affordable Care Act
ACIP Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
ACSC Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
AFB Air Force Base
AFIX Assessment, Feedback, Incentives, and eXchange
AGA Accountability in Government Act
AIAN American Indian and Alaska Native
AIDS Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
AIH American Indian Health
AIHAC American Indian Health Advisory Council
ALA American Lung Association
ALTSD Aging and Long-Term Services Department
ANE Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation
AOEC Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics
APHA American Public Health Association
APHN Association of Public Health Nurses
ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder
ASTDN Association of State & Territorial Directors of Nursing
ASTHO Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
 
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B

BHEM Bureau of Health Emergency Management
BMI Body Mass Index
BPC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
BRFSS Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
 
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C

CASA Clinic Assessment Software Application
CCHD Critical Congenital Heart Disease
CD Chronic Disease
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDD Center for Development and Disability
CDI Clostridium difficile Infection
CDPH California Department of Public Health
CDPS Cannabis-Derived Products
CDSMP Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
CEHA Community Environmental Health Assessment
CHAP Community Health Assessment Program
CHIP Children's Health Insurance Program
CHR Community Health Representatives
CHW Community Health Workers
CLAS Cultural and Linguistically Appropriate Services
CME Continuing Medical Education
CMS Children's Medical Services
CoCASA Comprehensive Clinic Assessment Software Application
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CPSC Consumer Product Safety Commission
CSFP Commodity Supplemental Food Program
CSTE Council of State & Territorial Epidemiologists
CYFD Children, Youth and Families Department
CYSHCN Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
 
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D

DBO Done by One
DD Developmental Disability
DDSD Developmental Disabilities Support Division
DDW Developmental Disabilities Waiver
DEA Drug Enforcement Administration
DEET N,N-Diethyl-M-Toluamide
DHHS Department of Health and Human Services
DHI Division of Health Improvement
DHSEM Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
DOH Department of Health
DOT Department of Transportation
DPP Diabetes Prevention Program
DRPH Doctor of Public Health
DSME Diabetes Self-Management Education
DTaP Diphtheria & Tetanus Toxoids & Acellular Pertussis
 
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E

e.g. Exempli Gratia (Latin term meaning “For Example”)
EBLL Elevated Blood Lead Level
ECHO Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes
ED Emergency Department
EEUU Estados Unidos
EH Environmental Health
EHEB Environmental Health Epidemiology Bureau
EHR Electronic Health Record
ELR Electronic Laboratory Results
EMS Emergency Medical Systems
EMSB Emergency Medical Services Bureau
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
EPHT Environmental Public Health Tracking
EPR-3 Expert Panel Report 3
ERD Epidemiology and Response Division
ESAR-VHP Emergency Systems for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals
EV-D68 Enterovirus D68
EVD Ebola Virus Disease
 
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F

FDA Food and Drug Administration
FFVP Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
FIT Family Infant Toddler
FMA Farmers' Market Association
FMNP Farmers' Market Nutrition Program
FoodNet Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network
FY Fiscal Year
 
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G

GBS Guillain–Barré Syndrome
 
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H

H1N1 Swine Flu (Hemagglutinin Type 1 & Neuraminidase Type 1)
HAFB Holloman Air Force Base
HBIG Hepatitis B Immune Globulin
HBsAg Hepatitis B Surface Antigen
HBV Hepatitis B Virus
HCUP Health Care Utilization Project
HCV Hepatitis C Virus
HEAL Healthy Eating and Active Living
HEPA High-Efficiency Particulate Air
HHS Health and Human Services
HIB Haemophilus Influenzae type B
HICPAC Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee
HIDD Hospital Inpatient Discharge Database
HIPAA Health Information Portability and Accountability Act
HIT Health Information Technology
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HKLC Healthy Kids Las Cruces
HKNM Healthy Kids New Mexico
HL7 Health Level 7
HPC Health Policy Commission
HPS Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
HPV Human Papillomavirus
HRSA Health Resources Services Administration
HSC Health Sciences Center
HSD Human Services Department
HSEP Health Systems Epidemiology Program
HUD Housing and Urban Development
 
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I

i.e. Id Est (Latin term meaning “That is to say”)
IAC Immunization Action Coalition
IAD Indian Affairs Department
IBIS Indicator-Based Information System
ID Identification
IDB Infectious Disease Bureau
IDD Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IDT Individuals, Therapists and Teams
 
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I

iHEAL Integrated Health Education for Addictive Lifestyles
ILI Influenza-Like Illness
IMB Incident Management Bureau
IPRA Inspection of Public Records Act
IQ Intelligence Quotient
ISTM International Society of Travel Medicine
 
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J

JCAHO Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations
 
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L

LCPS Las Cruces Public Schools
LLC Limited Liability Company
LLCP Los Lunas Community Program
LNPP Licensed Non-Profit Producers
 
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M

M.A. Masters of Arts
MCP Medical Cannabis Program
MCV Meningococcal Conjugate Virus
MD Medical Doctor
MDS Minimum Data Set
MERS-CoV Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus
MMC Memorial Medical Center
MME Milligram Morphine Equivalent
MMR Mumps, Measles & Rubella
MMWR Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
MPA Methylprednisolone Acetate
MPH Masters in Public Health
MPO Metropolitan Planning Organization
MRSA Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
MUA Medically Underserved Areas
MUP Medically Underserved Populations
MyCD Manage Your Chronic Disease
 
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N

NACCHO National Association of County and City Health Officials
NAEPP National Asthma Education and Prevention Program
NCBH National Business Coalition on Health
NCEH National Center for Environmental health
NCHS National Center for Health Statistics
NDIC National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
NDPP National Diabetes Prevention Program
NEHA National Environmental Health Association
NHLBI National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NIDA National Institute on Drug Abuse
NIEHS National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
NIH National Institutes of Health
NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NM New Mexico
NMAC New Mexico Administrative Code
NMAFPC New Mexico Adult Falls Prevention Coalition
NMBHI New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute
NMCDC New Mexico Community Data Collaborative
NMCHWAC New Mexico Community Health Workers Advisory Council
NMCNE New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence
NMCOA New Mexico Council on Asthma
NMDOH New Mexico Department of Health
NMHIT New Mexico Health Information Technology
NMIC New Mexico Immunization Coalition
NMOHR New Mexico Occupational Health Registry
NMPCA New Mexico Primary Care Association
NMPHA New Mexico Public Health Association
NMSIIS New Mexico Statewide Immunization Information System
NMSU New Mexico State University
NMVRHS New Mexico Vital Records & Health Statistics
NNII National Network for Immunization Information
NPA National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities
NPHW National Public Health Week
 
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O

OBH Office of Border Health
OCHW Office of Community Health Workers
OFM Office of Facilities Management
OHE Office of Health Equity
OHSB Occupational Health & Safety Bureau
OHSP Occupational Health Surveillance Program
OMI Office of the Medical Investigator
OPA Office of Policy and Accountability
OSAH Office of School and Adolescent Health
OSHA Occupational Safety & Health Administration
 
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P

PACE Physician Asthma Care Education
PC Primary Caregiver
PCMH Patient-Centered Medical Home
PD Parkinson's Disease
PED Public Education Department
Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy
PHAB Public Health Accreditation Board
PHD Public Health Division
PHI Personal Healthcare Information
PHO Public Health Office
PPE Personal Protective Equipment
PPL Personal Production License
PUI Patients Under Investigation
PVC Polyvinyl Chloride
 
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Q

QIP Quality Improvement Plan
QP Qualified Patients
 
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R

RBA Results-Based Accountability
RFP Request for Proposals
RMBC Rocky Mountain Biomonitoring Consortium
RN Registered Nurse
ROI Return on Investment
RRP Renovation Repair & Painting
RWI Recreational Water Illnesses
 
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S

SAFE Supports and Assessment for Feeding and Eating
SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SFTS Safe Routes to School
SHA State Health Assessment
SHIP State Health Improvement Plan
SIDS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
SIIS Statewide Immunization Information System
SLD Scientific Laboratory Division
SMART Self-Management and Recovery Training
SP Strategic Plan
SPAG Strategic Planning Advisory Workgroup
SPF Sun Protection Factor
SPHERE Site for Public Health Emergency Response Education
SPO State Personnel Office
STCA State-Tribal Consultation Act
STCP State-Tribal Consultation Protocol
STD Sexually Transmitted Disease
STEMI ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction
STI Sexually Transmitted Infections
SUID Sudden Unexpected Infant Death
SWAG Southwest Action Group
SWDA Safe Drinking Water Act
 
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T

TB Tuberculosis
TBI Traumatic Brain Injury
TDaP Tetanus, Diphtheria and Acellular Pertussis
THC Tetrahydrocannabinol
TOP Teen Outreach Program
TRAIN Training Finder Real-time Affiliate Integrated Network
TTY Telephone Typewriter
TUPAC Tobacco Use Prevention and Control
TV Television
 
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U

UAE United Arab Emirates
UC University of California
UNM University of New Mexico
US United States
USA United States of America
USDA United States Department of Agriculture
USFA United States Fire Administration
USPSTF United States Preventive Services Task Force
UTI Urinary Tract Infection
UV Ultraviolet
UVA Long-Wavelength Ultraviolet Light
UVB Short-Wavelength Ultraviolet Light
 
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V

VAERS Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System
VFC Vaccines for Children
VIA Values in Action
VIS Vaccine Information Statements
 
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W

WCA Workers Compensation Administration
WHO World Health Organization
WIC Women, Infants and Children
WSMR White Sands Missile Range
 
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Y

YRBS Youth Risk Behavior Survey
YRBSS Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
YRRS Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey
 
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