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A

AHEC Area Health Education Center

AHRQ
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), formerly called the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research

APHA
American Public Health Association; American Protestant Hospital Association


B

BPHC Bureau of Primary Health Care

BHPr
Bureau of Health Professions


C

CAH Critical Access Hospital

CDC
Center for Disease Control and Prevention

CHC
Community Health Center

CLAS
Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Healthcare Services

CMHC
Community Mental Health Center

CME
Continuing Medical Education

CMS
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


D

DDS Doctor of Dental Surgery

DHP
Department of Health Professions

DMAS
Department of Medical Assistance Services

DMD
Doctor of Medical Dentistry

DO
Doctor of Osteopathy

DRG
Diagnosis-Related Group


F

FAMIS Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan

FP
Family Practitioner

FQHC
Federally Qualified Health Center

FY
Fiscal Year


G

GP General Practitioner


H

(D)HHS Department of Health and Human Services

HMO
Health Maintenance Organization

HPSA
Health Professional Shortage Areas

HRSA
Health Resources and Services Administration

HSA
Health System Agency; Health Services Area

HWAC
Health Workforce Advisory Committee


I

IMG International Medical Graduate

IRB
Institutional Review Board


J

JCHC Joint Commission on Health Care


L

LEP Limited English Proficiency

LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse


M

MHAC Minority Health Advisory Committee

MSV
Medical Society of Virginia

MUA
Medically Underserved Areas


N

NCHS National Center for Health Statistics

NHSC
National Health Services Corps

NIH
National Institutes of Health

NP
Nurse Practitioner

NRHA
National Rural Health Association


O

OB Obstetrics

OFHS
Office of Family Health Services

OMH
Office of Minority Health

ORHP
Office of Rural Health Policy


P

PCP Primary Care Provider

PPOVA
Primary Practice Opportunities of Virginia


R

RHC Rural Health Clinic

RUPRI
Rural Policy Research Institute


S

SHIP Small Hospital Improvement Program

SORH State Offices of Rural Health

SPG
State Planning Grant


V

VAFC Virginia Association of Free Clinics

VAFP
Virginia Academy of Family Practitioners

VDH
Virginia Department of Health

VHHA
Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association

VHQC
Virginia Health Quality Center

VMUA
Virginia Medically Underserved Areas

VPHA
Virginia Public Health Association

VRHA
Virginia Rural Health Association


Last Updated: 03-27-2014

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