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a.k.a. Also Known As
AA African American
AAA Area Agency on Aging
AAAAI American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology
AAB Authorized Annual Budget
AAC Augmentative and Alternative Communication
AADE American Association of Diabetes Educators
AAFA Asthma & Allergy Association of America
AAIHB Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board
AANMA Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics
AAP American Academy of Pediatrics
AASA Asthma Association of School Administrators
ABA Applied Behavioral Analysis
ABCs Active Bacterial Core surveillance
ABFT American Board of Forensic Toxicology
ABLES Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology & Surveillance
ACA Affordable Care Act
ACEP American College of Emergency Physicians
ACIP Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
ACQ Advisory Council on Quality
ACS American Cancer Society
ACSC Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
ADAP AIDS Drug Assistance Program
AED Automated External Defibrillator
AEMT Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
AES Alternative Education Setting
AFB Air Force Base
AFIRM Autism Focused Intervention Resources & Modules
AFIX Assessment, Feedback, Incentives, and eXchange
AFSP American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
AGA Accountability in Government Act
AHA American Heart Association
AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AHSP Adolescent Health Strategic Plan
AIAN American Indian and Alaska Native
AIDS Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
AIH American Indian Health
AIHAC American Indian Health Advisory Council
AIM Project Adult Identity Mentoring
AJOT American Journal of Occupational Therapy
ALA American Lung Association
ALS Advanced Life Support
ALTSD Aging and Long-Term Services Department
AMCHP Association of Maternal Child Health Programs
AMTAC Air Medical Transport Advisory Committee
ANE Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation
ANS Adult Nursing Services
AOEC Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics
AOTA American Occupational Therapy Association
APCD All-Payer Claims Database
APHA American Public Health Association
APHL Association of Public Health Laboratories
APHN Association of Public Health Nurses
APIC Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
APR Annual Performance Report
APTA American Physical Therapy Association
ARA Annual Resource Allotment
ARI Accute Respiratory Illnesss
ARM Aspiration Risk Management
ARST Aspiration Risk Screening Tool
ASAM American Society of Addiction Medicine
ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder
ASHA American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ASPR Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response
ASQ Ages and Stages Questionnaire
ASQSE Ages and Stages Questionnaire Social Emotional
ASTDD Association of State & Territorial Dental Directors
ASTDN Association of State & Territorial Directors of Nursing
ASTHO Association of State & Territorial Health Officials
AT Assistive Technology
ATF Assistive Technology Fund
ATIA Assistive Technology Industry Association
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
AVRS Automated Voice Response System
AWWA American Water Works Association
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BAHC Ben Archer Health Centers
BAL Bronchoalveolar Lavage
BBS Bureau of Behavioral Support
BCBSNM Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
BCC Breast & Cervical Cancer
BD Becton Dickinson & Company
BEHR Billing and Electronic Health Record
BHEM Bureau of Health Emergency Management
BHSD Behavioral Health Services Division
BIDS Border Infectious Disease Surveillance
BIE Bureau of Indian Education
BISF Brain Injury Services Fund
BLS Basic Life Support
BMI Body Mass Index
BPC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
BRFSS Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
BSB Biological Sciences Bureau
BSC Behavior Support Consultant
BSI Bloodstream Infections
BSW Bachelor of Social Work
BUNM Buckle Up New Mexico
BWRF Birthing Workforce Retention Fund
BWS Budget Worksheet
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CA California
CAD Cumulative Attributable Difference
CAH Critical Access Hospital
CALM Counseling on Access to Lethal Means
CAMTS Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems
CAP College of American Pathologists
CARE Center for Adolescent Relationship Exploration
CARF Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
CARMP Comprehensive Aspiration Risk Management Plan
CASA Clinic Assessment Software Application
CBS Columbia Broadcasting System
CCGS Customized Community Group Supports
CCHD Critical Congenital Heart Disease
CCHS Caregivers Criminal History Screenig
CCHSP Caregivers Criminal History Screening Program
CCS Customized Community Supports
CCW Convalescent Care Waiver
CD Chronic Disease
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDD Center for Development and Disability
CDI Clostridium difficile Infection
CDM Communicable Diseases Manual
CDPC Chronic Disease Prevention Council
CDPH California Department of Public Health
CDPS Cannabis-Derived Products
CDSMP Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
CDSS Community Direct Support
CE Continuing Education
CEHA Community Environmental Health Assessment
CEHRT Certified Electronic Health Record Technology
CEU Continuing Education Units
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CHA Community Health Assessment
CHANCES Collaboration to Help Assure No Child is Exposed to Substances
CHAP Community Health Assessment Program
CHC Community Health Center
CHIL-e Child Health Immunization Learning-electronic
CHILI Child Health Immunization Learning Initiative
CHIP Children's Health Insurance Program
CHR Community Health Representatives
CHW Community Health Workers
CI Community Inclusion
CIE Community Integrated Employment
CISD Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
CISM Critical Incident Stress Management
CLABSI Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection
CLAS Cultural and Linguistically Appropriate Services
CLE Community Life Engagement
CLIA Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act
CM Case Manager
CME Continuing Medical Education
CMP Civil Money Penalty
CMS Children's Medical Services
CNA Certified Nurse Aide
CNM Central New Mexico
CO Colorado
COBINA Columbus Luna County Palomas Binational Health Council
CoCASA Comprehensive Clinic Assessment Software Application
CoIIN Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network
COP Condition of Participation
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
COPS Conditions of Participation
COR Consolidated Online Registry
CP-CRE Carbapenemase-producing Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae
CPAG Community Planning & Action Group
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CPSC Consumer Product Safety Commission
CPT Current Procedural Terminology
CQL Council on Quality and Leadership
CRE Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae
CRI Cities Readiness Initiative
CRS Crisis Response Staff
CRT Crisis Response Team
CRUNCH Collaborative Run-down on Community Health
CS Crisis Supports
CSA Core Service Agency
CSB Clinical Services Bureau
CSFP Commodity Supplemental Food Program
CST Crisis Support Team
CSTE Council of State & Territorial Epidemiologists
CSW Community Supports Waiver
CT Connecticut
CTAR Chemical Threat Analytical Response
CVAAS Cold Vapor Atomic Absorption
CVD Cardiovascular Disease
CVRC Crime Victims Reparation Commission
CVX CDC Vaccine Administered Code
CYFD Children, Youth and Families Department
CYSHCN Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
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DBD Division of Bacterial Diseases
DBO Done by One
DBP Disinfection By-Product(s)
DC District of Columbia
DD Developmental Disability
DDPC Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
DDSD Developmental Disabilities Support Division
DDW Developmental Disabilities Waiver
DEA Drug Enforcement Administration
DEET N,N-Diethyl-M-Toluamide
DGMQ Division of Global Migration and Quarantine
DHAP Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
DHHS Department of Health and Human Services
DHI Division of Health Improvement
DHSEM Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
DMAIC Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control
DME Durable Medical Equipment
DNA Deoxyribonucleic Acid
DNR Do Not Resuscitate
DNV Det Norske Veritas
DOH Department of Health
DOS Department of State
DOT Department of Transportation
DPCP Diabetes Prevention and Control
DPP Diabetes Prevention Program
DPS Department of Public Safety
DRNM Disability Rights New Mexico
DRPH Doctor of Public Health
DS Developmental Specialist
DSME Diabetes Self-Management Education
DSP Direct Support Personnel
DSS Direct Support Supervisors
DTaP Diphtheria & Tetanus Toxoids & Acellular Pertussis
DTPA Diethylenetriamine Pentaacetic Acid
DTRR Definitive Trauma Registry Records
DVS Department of Veterans Services
DWI Driving While Intoxicated
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e.g. Exempli Gratia (Latin term meaning “For Example”)
EAR Employee Abuse Registry
EBLL Elevated Blood Lead Level
EBT Electronic Benefits Transfer
ECCS Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems
ECHO Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes
ECN Early Childhood Network
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eCR Electronic Case Reporting
ED Emergency Department
EEUU Estados Unidos
EH Environmental Health
EHDI Early Hearing Detection & Intervention
EHEB Environmental Health Epidemiology Bureau
EHR Electronic Health Record
EIP Emerging Infections Programs
EKG Electrocardiogram
ELC Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity
ELP Essential Life Planning
ELR Electronic Laboratory Reporting
EMD Emergency Medical Dispatch
EMDA Emergency Medical Dispatch Agency
EMI Emergency Management Institute
EMR Emergency Medical Responder
EMS Emergency Medical Services
EMSB Emergency Medical Systems Bureau
EMSC Emergency Medical Systems for Children
EMSCOM Emergency Medical Services Communications
EMT Emergency Medical Technician
EMTTS Emergency Medical Treatment and Triage System
ENT Ear, Nose & Throat
EOGBS Early-Onset Group B Streptococcus
EOL End of Life
EOR Employer of Record
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
EPHT Environmental Public Health Tracking
EPICS Education for Parents of Indian Children with Special Needs
EPR-3 Expert Panel Report 3
EPSDT Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, & Treatment
EPT Expedited Partner Treatment
ER Emergency Room
ERD Epidemiology and Response Division
ERISA Employee Retirement Income Security Act
ERS Emergency Response Services
ESAR-VHP Emergency Systems for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals
ESPN Entertainment and Sports Programming Network
ESRD End Stage Renal Disease
ESS Employment Supports
ESSENCE Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics
ETAAS Electrothermal Atomic Absorption Spectrometry
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etc. Et Cetera
EV-D68 Enterovirus D68
EVALI E-cigarettes or Vaping product use Associated Lung Injury
EVD Ebola Virus Disease
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FAAS Flameless Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
FAB Family Advisory Board
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation
FBMC Fort Bayard Medical Center
FBSVH Fort Bayard State Veterans Home
FCA Family Caregiver Alliance
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FEED Food Environment and Education Data
FEIN Federal Employee Identification Number
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
FERN Food Emergency Response Network
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FFVP Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
FHB Family Health Bureau
FIFRA Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
FIT Family Infant Toddler
FLEX Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program
FluSurv-NET Influenza Hospitalization Surveillance Network
FMA Financial Management Agency
FMNP Farmers' Market Nutrition Program
FMS Federal Medical Station
FNCH First Nations Community Healthsource
FOBT Fecal Occult Blood Test
FoodNet Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network
FPP Family Planning Program
FSC Family Service Coordinator
FTU Forensic Treatment Unit
FY Fiscal Year
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GA Georgia
GAS Group A Streptococcus
GBS Group B Streptococcus
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GFAAS Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
GIMC Gallup Indian Medical Center
GIS Geographic Information System
GISP Gonococcal Isolate Surveillance Project
GM General Microbiology
GYT Get Yourself Tested Day
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H1N1 Swine Flu
H2O Dihydrogen Monoxide (Water)
H3N2 Influenza A Virus Subtype
HAA5 Haloacetic Acids
HAFB Holloman Air Force Base
HAI Healthcare-Associated Infections
HAIC Healthcare-Associated Infections Community Interface
HAR Heterosexuals at Risk
HAV Hepatitis A Virus
HB House Bill
HBIG Hepatitis B Immune Globulin
HBsAg Hepatitis B Surface Antigen
HBV Hepatitis B Virus
HCBS Home and Community Based Services
HCL Hydrochloric Acid
HCP Healthcare Personnel
HCUP Health Care Utilization Project
HCV Hepatitis C Virus
HDL High-Density Lipoprotein
HDSPP Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program
HEAL Healthy Eating and Active Living
HEP Health Equity Partnerships
HEPA High-Efficiency Particulate Air
HFLC Health Facility Licensing & Certification
HHA Home Health Aides
HHS Health and Human Services
HIA Health Impact Assessment
Hib Haemophilus influenzae Serotype B
HICPAC Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee
HIDD Hospital Inpatient Discharge Database
HIPAA Health Information Portability and Accountability Act
HIS Health Information System
HIT Health Information Technology
HITECH Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HIVSEP HIV Epidemiology & Surveillance Program
HKHC Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities
HKLC Healthy Kids Las Cruces
HKNM Healthy Kids New Mexico
HL7 Health Level 7
HOPE Helping Our People Endure
HP&R Healthcare Preparedness and Response
HPC Health Policy Commission
HPS Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
HPSA Health Professional Shortage Areas
HPT Health Promotion Team
HPV Human Papillomavirus
HRI Heat-Related Illness
HRSA Health Resources Services Administration
HSB Health Systems Bureau
HSC Health Sciences Center
HSD Human Services Department
HSEP Health Systems Epidemiology Program
HSI Health System Innovation
HSIC Health System Innovation Committee
HUD Housing and Urban Development
HUGS Help Us Grow Strong Survey
HUS Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
HVAC Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
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i.e. Id Est (Latin term meaning “That is to say”)
IAC Immunization Action Coalition
IAD Indian Affairs Department
IAP Intrapartum Antibiotic Prophylaxis
IASP Immediate Action Safety Plan
IBA Individual Budgetary Allotment
IBEB Injury and Behavioral Epidemiology Bureau
IBIS Indicator-Based Information System
ICAR Infection Control Assessment and Response
ICATT Increasing Community Access to Testing
ICC Interagency Coordinating Council
ICF Intermediate Care Facilities
ICIE Intensive Community Integrated Employment
ICP Inductively Coupled Plasma
ICP-MS Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry
ICP-OES Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy
ICS Incident Command System
ICU Intensive Care Unit
ID Intellectual Disability
IDB Infectious Disease Bureau
IDD Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IDR Informal Dispute Resolution
IDT Interdisciplinary Team
IDU Injection Drug Users
IEB Intake and Eligibility Bureau
IEP Individual Education Program
IFSP Individualized Family Service Plan
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iHEAL Integrated Health Education for Addictive Lifestyles
IID Individuals with an Intellectual Disability
IIDR Independent Informal Dispute Resolution
IIV Inactivated Influenza vaccine
ILI Influenza-Like Illness
IMB Incident Management Bureau
IMF Illicitly Manufactured Fentanyl
IMLS Intensive Medical Living Services
IOP Intensive Outpatient Program
IP Infection Preventionists
IPD Invasive Pneumococcal Disease
IPDP Individualized Professional Development Plan
IPRA Inspection of Public Records Act
IQ Intelligence Quotient
IQR Individual Quality Room
IRC Internal Review Committee
IRF Informal Reconsideration of Findings
IRS Internal Revenue Service
ISD Income Support Division
ISP Individual Service Plan
IST Individual Specific Training
ISTM International Society of Travel Medicine
IUD Intra-Uterine Device
IV Intravenous
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JCAHO Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations
JCIH Joint Committee on Infant Hearing
JCM Jackson Class Member
JJD Juvenile Justice Division
JOE Joint Organization on Education
JPPO Juvenile Probation and Parole Office
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KIDS Key Information Data System
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LAIV Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine
LARC Long-Acting Reversible Contraception
LCA Living Care Arrangements
LCPS Las Cruces Public Schools
LDL Low-Density Lipoprotein
LEO Laboratory Evaluation Officer
LFLP Local Food, Local Places
LGBT Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered
LGBTQ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer
LLC Limited Liability Company
LLCP Los Lunas Community Program
LLP Limited Liability Partnership
LMB Litigation Management Bureau
LNPP Licensed Non-Profit Producers
LOC Level of Care
LPN Licensed Public Nurses
LRI Legally Responsible Individual
LRN Laboratory Response Network
LTBI Latent Tuberculosis Infection
LTCAA Long Term Care Assessment Abstract
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M.A. Masters of Arts
MAAT Medication Administration Assessment Tool
MAD Medical Assistance Division
MAID Medical Aid in Dying
MALDI Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization
MAPS Making Action Plans
MAT Medication Assisted Treatment
MCAB Medical Cannabis Advisory Board
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mcg Micrograms
MCH Maternal Child Health
MCL Maximum Contaminant Levels
MCM Medical Countermeasures
MCMOG Medical Countermeasures Operational Guide
MCO Managed Care Organizations
MCP Medical Cannabis Program
MCV Meningococcal Conjugate Virus
MCV4 Tetravalent Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine
MD Medical Doctor
MDC Medical Direction Committee
MDS Minimum Data Set
MDT Mountain Daylight Time
MERS-CoV Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus
MF Medically Fragile
MFW Medically Fragile Waiver
MI Mental Illness
MMC Memorial Medical Center
MME Milligram Morphine Equivalent
MMR Mumps, Measles & Rubella
MMWR Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
MN Minnesota
MOST Medical Order for Scope of Treatment
MOTU Medical Observation Treatment Unit
MPA Methylprednisolone Acetate
MPH Masters in Public Health
MPO Metropolitan Planning Organization
MRC Medical Reserve Corps
MRCOG Mid-Region Council of Governments
MRGEDA Middle Rio Grande Economic Development Association
MRSA Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
MS Mass Spectrometry
MSA Metropolitan Statistical Area
MSM Men who have Sex with Men
MSW Master of Social Work
MUA Medically Underserved Areas
MUP Medically Underserved Populations
MV Mi Via
MVAC Mi Via Advisory Committee
MVD Motor Vehicle Division
MX Mexico
MyCD Manage Your Chronic Disease
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NACCHO National Association of County and City Health Officials
NAEPP National Asthma Education and Prevention Program
NaOH Sodium Hydroxide
NAR Nurse Aide Registry
NARMS National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System
NATCEP Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program
NBCOT National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy
NBSP Newborn Screening Program
NCBH National Business Coalition on Health
NCCP National Continued Competency Program
NCEH National Center for Environmental health
NCHAM National Center for Hearing Assessment & Management
NCHS National Center for Health Statistics
NCOA National Council on Aging
NCPS National Center for Patient Safety
NDEP National Diabetes Education Program
NDIC National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
NDLM National Donate Life Month
NDPP National Diabetes Prevention Program
NE Northeast
NEHA National Environmental Health Association
NEI National Eye Institute
NENA National Emergency Number Association
NF Nursing Facility
NHLBI National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
NHSN National Healthcare Safety Network
NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NIDA National Institute on Drug Abuse
NIEHS National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
NIH National Institutes of Health
NIIW National Infant Immunization Week
NIMS National Incident Management System
NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NLGH Nor-Lea General Hospital
NM New Mexico
NMAC New Mexico Administrative Code
NMACP New Mexico Asthma Control Program
NMAFPC New Mexico Adult Falls Prevention Coalition
NMAHC New Mexico Alliance of Health Councils
NMASBHC New Mexico Alliance for School-Based Health Care
NMBHI New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute
NMBVRHS The New Mexico Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics
NMCADV New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence
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
NMCSAP New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs
NMDA New Mexico Department of Agriculture
NMDCC New Mexico Direct Caregivers Coalition
NMDGF New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
NMDHSEM New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
NMDOH New Mexico Department of Health
NMED New Mexico Environment Department
NMEIP New Mexico Emerging Infections Program
NMEMSTARS New Mexico EMS Tracking and Reporting System
NMHA New Mexico Hospital Association
NMHIT New Mexico Health Information Technology
NMHSC New Mexico Health Service Corps
NMIC New Mexico Immunization Coalition
NMIPC New Mexico Injury Prevention Coalition
NMMA New Mexico Midwives Association
NMMRC New Mexico Medical Reserve Corps
NMNBSP New Mexico Newborn Screening Program
NMOHR New Mexico Occupational Health Registry
NMOHSS New Mexico Oral Health Surveillance System
NMOTA New Mexico Occupational Therapy Association
NMPCA New Mexico Primary Care Association
NMPDIC New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center
NMPHA New Mexico Public Health Association
NMRC New Mexico Rehabilitation Center
NMRPTC New Mexico Rural Health Care Practitioner Tax Credit Program
NMSA New Mexico Statues Annotated
NMSD New Mexico School for the Deaf
NMSIIS New Mexico Statewide Immunization Information System
NMSO New Mexico Senior Olympics
NMSOL New Mexico—Success, Opportunity, Legendary
NMSORH State Offices of Rural Health
NMSPHERE New Mexico’s Site for Public Health Emergency Response Education
NMSSP New Mexico Shared Strategic Plan
NMSU New Mexico State University
NMSVH New Mexico State Veterans' Home
NMTAP New Mexico Technology Assistance Program
NMTRAIN New Mexico TrainingFinder Real-time Affiliate Integrated Network
NNDSS National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System
NNHAAD National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
NNII National Network for Immunization Information
NOSORH National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
NPA National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities
NPDC National Professional Development Center
NPHW National Public Health Week
NR National Registry
NREMT National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
NSC National Safety Council
NSSI Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
NTD Neural Tube Defects
NTPPM National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
NTU Nephelometric Turbidity Unit
NUPAC Nicotine Use Prevention and Control
NW Northwest
NY New York
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OAAA Office of African American Affairs
OAE Otoacoustic Emissions
OBH Office of Border Health
OCHW Office of Community Health Workers
OCS Office of Constituent Support
OES Optical Emission Spectroscopy
OFM Office of Facilities Management
OHE Office of Health Equity
OHSB Occupational Health & Safety Bureau
OHSP Occupational Health Surveillance Program
OJOT Open Journal of Occupational Therapy
OMA Open Meetings Act
OMI Office of the Medical Investigator
ONAPA Obesity Nutrition and Physical Activity Program
ONC Office of the National Coordinator
OOH Office of Oral Health
OPA Office of Policy and Accountability
OPCRH Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
OR Oregon
ORR Office of Refugee Resettlement
OSAH Office of School and Adolescent Health
OSAP Office of Substance Abuse and Prevention
OSHA Occupational Safety & Health Administration
OT Occupational Therapy
OTL Office of Tribal Liaison
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PACE Physician Asthma Care Education
PAPR Powered Air Purifying Respirator
PAR Prior Authorization Request
PASARR Pre Admission Screening and Resident Review
PASRR Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review
PATH Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope
PBS Positive Behavior Support
PBSS Positive Behavior Support Strategies
PC Primary Caregiver
PCA Person-Centered Assessment
PCB Polychlorinated Biphenyls
PCCF Primary Care Capital Fund
PCHB Population and Community Health Bureau
PCMH Patient-Centered Medical Homes
PCO Primary Care Cooperative Agreement
PCP Person-Centered Planning
PCR Polymerase Chain Reaction
PCV13 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine
PCV7 Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine
PD Parkinson's Disease
PDCA Plan-Do-Check-Act
PDNHF Paseo Del Norte Health Foundation
PED Public Education Department
PEU Provider Enrollment Unit
PFAS Poly-Fluoroalkyl Substances
PFGE Pulse-field Gel Electrophoresis
PFP Personal Future Planning
Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy
PHAB Public Health Accreditation Board
PHBPP Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program
PHD Public Health Division
PHI Protected Health Information
PHN Public Health Nurse
PHO Public Health Office
PHS Public Health Service
PHT Parent Home Training
PIO Public Information Officer
PIOP Pandemic Influenza Operational Plan
PLWH Persons Living with HIV
PLWH/A Persons Living with HIV/AIDS
PM Particulate Matter
PMP Prescription Monitoring Program
PMS Presbyterian Medical Services
POC Plan of Correction
POD Point of Dispensing
POW Prisoner of War
PPD Purified Protein Derivative
PPE Personal Protective Equipment
PPL Personal Production License
PRAMS Pregnancy Risk Assessment and Monitoring System
PRC Public Regulation Commission
PRSC Preliminary Risk Screening and Consultation
PSA Public Service Announcement
PST Personal Support Technology
Psy.D. Doctor of Psychology
PT Physical Therapy
PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
PUI Patients Under Investigation
PVC Polyvinyl Chloride
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QA Quality Assurance
QAPP Quality Assurance Project Plan
QI Quality Improvement
QIP Quality Improvement Plan
QMB Quality Management Bureau
QP Qualified Patients
QPR Question, Persuade, & Refer
QSSEP Quality, Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness
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RBA Results-Based Accountability
RC Related Condition
RCA Root Cause Analysis
RCCCNM Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico
REED Review of Existing Evaluation Data
REPLICA Recognition of EMS Personnel Licensure Interstate CompAct
RESNA Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America
RETRACS Regional Trauma Advisory Councils
RFA Request for Applications
RFK Robert Francis Kennedy
RFP Request for Proposals
RFT Request for Treatment
RHCPTC Rural Health Care Practitioner Tax Credit
RHP Refugee Health Program
RID Request Identification
RIV Recombinant Influenza Vaccine
RLP Reproductive Life Plan
RMBC Rocky Mountain Biomonitoring Consortium
RMCH Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital
RMS Retail Meat Study
RN Registered Nurse
RNA Ribonucleic Acid
ROB Regional Office Bureau
ROI Return on Investment
RORA Regional Office Request for Assistance System
RPHCA Rural Primary Health Care Act Program
RRP Renovation Repair & Painting
RT-PCR Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction
RT-qPCR Real-Time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction
RTC Residential Treatment Center
RWI Recreational Water Illnesses
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SAFE Supports and Assessment for Feeding and Eating
SAI Summer Asthma Institute
SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SAR Search and Rescue
SARS Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
SATC Sequoyah Adolescent Treatment Center
SAVE Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
SBHA School-Based Health Alliance
SBHC School-Based Health Center
SBIRT Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral To Treatment
SC Service Coordinator
SCID Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
SDWA Safe Drinking Water Act
SE Southeast
SET Specialized Early Teaching
SFOC Secondary Freedom of Choice
SFTP Secure File Transfer Protocol
SFTS Safe Routes to School
SFY State Fiscal Year
SGF State General Funds
SGM Sex Gender Minorities
SHA State Health Assessment
SHAC School Health Advisory Council
SHARE Statewide Human Resourses Accounting Reporting
SHEA Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
SHIP State Health Improvement Plan
SHM School Health Manual
SHSIP State Health System Innovation Plan
SIDS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
SIIS Statewide Immunization Information System
SIM State Innovation Model
SIS Success in Schools
SKIIP School Kids Influenza Immunization Project
SLD Scientific Laboratory Division
SLP Speech Language Pathology
SMART Self-Management and Recovery Training
SNAC School Nurse Action Committee
SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
SNAP-Ed Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Education Program
SNF Skilled Nursing Facility
SNS Strategic National Stockpile
SOC Semi-volatile Organic Compounds
SOE Summary of Evidence
SOG Standard Operating Guide
SORH State Office of Rural Health Program
SP Strategic Plan
SPAG Strategic Planning Advisory Workgroup
SPF Sun Protection Factor
SPH Síndrome Pulmonar por Hantavirus
SPHERE Site for Public Health Emergency Response Education
SPO State Personnel Office
SPR Strategic Planning Roadmap
SRO Single Room Occupancy
SS Specialized Services
SSE Socialization & Sexuality Education
SSI Surgical Site Infections
SSP Service and Support Plan
SSRD Social Services Resource Directory
STCA State-Tribal Consultation Act
STCP State-Tribal Consultation Protocol
STD Sexually Transmitted Disease
STEADI STopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, & Injuries
STEC Shiga-Toxin producing Escherichia Coli
STEMI ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction
STEP Supervisory Tools to Enhance Performance
STI Sexually Transmitted Infections
STOP Sex Offender Treatment Program
STP Statewide Transition Plan
STSS Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome
SUB Student Union Building
SUD Substance Use Disorder
SUES Substance Use Epidemiology Section
SUID Sudden Unexpected Infant Death
SVI Social Vulnerability Index
SW Southwest
SWAC Statewide EMS Advisory Committee
SWAG Southwest Action Group
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TAP Targeted Assessment for Prevention
TAR Technical Assistance Review
TASSC Trauma Advisory and System Stakeholders Committee
TB Tuberculosis
TBA To Be Announced
TBI Traumatic Brain Injury
TBR Teen Birth Rate
Tdap Tetanus, Diphtheria and Acellular Pertussis
TDD Telephone Device for the Deaf
TEP Training and Exercise Plan
TEPW Training and Exercise Planning Workshop
THC Tetrahydrocannabinol
TJC The Joint Commission
TLH Turquoise Lodge Hospital
TN Tennessee
TNCF Trauma Nurse Coordinator Forum
TNM Train New Mexico
TOF Time of Flight
TOP Teen Outreach Program
TPA Third-Party Administrator
TPIC Trauma Performance Improvement Committee
TRAIN Training Finder Real-time Affiliate Integrated Network
TRU Transuranic Wastes
TSFA Trauma System Fund Authority
TSP Total Suspended Particulates
TSPAR Therapy Services Prior Authorization Request
TST Tuberculosis Skin Testing
TTHM Trihalomethane
TTY Telephone Typewriter
TUPAC Tobacco Use Prevention and Control
TV Television
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UAE United Arab Emirates
UC University of California
UCSF University of California, San Francisco
UNM University of New Mexico
US United States
USA United States of America
USAF United States Air Force
USCIS United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
USDA United States Department of Agriculture
USFA United States Fire Administration
USMBHC United States Mexico Border Health Commission
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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VA Veterans Administration
VAERS Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System
VAP Vocational Assessment Profile
VAST Violence, Alcohol abuse, Substance abuse, Tobacco use
VDRS Violent Death Reporting System
VFC Vaccines for Children
VIA Values in Action
VIS Vaccine Information Statements
VOC Volatile Organic Compound
VPA Vaccine Purchase Act
VRHS New Mexico Vital Records & Health Statistics
VTEC Verocyto-Toxin producing Escherichia Coli
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WBW World Breastfeeding Week
WCA Workers Compensation Administration
WCF Waiver Change Form
WDSI Written Direct Support Instructions
WHO World Health Organization
WIC Women, Infants and Children
WIPP Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
WISQARS Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System
WNV West Nile Virus
WONDER Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research
WPA Works Progress Administration
WSCC Western Sky Community Care
WSDL Web Services Description Language
WSMR White Sands Missile Range
WSS Water System Supply
WWG WIPP Working Group
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YPLL Years of Potential Life Lost
YRBS Youth Risk Behavior Survey
YRBSS Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
YRRS Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey
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