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AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians
AAP American Academy of Pediatrics
ACIP Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
AFDC Aid to Families with Dependent Children
AFIX Assessment, Feedback, Incentives, & Exchange
AHCPR Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
AIDS Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
AIPM Association of Immunization Program Managers
AMA American Medical Association
AOA American Osteopathic Association
ASTHO Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
BPHC Bureau of Primary Health Care
CASA Clinic Assessment Software Application
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CHIP Children's Health Insurance Program
CHPS Center for Health Policy Studies
CII (The President's) Childhood Immunization Initiative
CIA Collaborative Immunization Assessment (CIA) software
CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CNM Certified Nurse Midwife
DA Direct Assistance
DHHS Department of Health and Human Services
DMD Data Management Division (of NIP)
DT Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids
DTaP Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine
DTP Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis Vaccine
DTP/Hib Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, and Haemophilus influenzae type B

Enhanced-Inactivated Polio Vaccine


Early and Periodic Screening Diagnostic, and Treatment


Employee Retirement Income Security Act

FA Financial Assistance
FFP Federal Financial Participation
FFS Fee-for-Service
FMAP Federal Medical Assistance Percentage
FMO Financial Management Office
FTE Full Time Equivalent
FY Fiscal Year
FQHC Federally Qualified Health Center
GDSA Governor-Designated Shortage Area
GSA General Services Administration
Hep B Hepatitis B Vaccine
HBIG Hepatitis B Immune Globulin
Hib Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine
HMO Health Maintenance Organization
HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration
IHS Indian Health Services
LAN Local Area Network
LMI Logistics Management Institute
LQA Lot Quality Assurance
MCH Maternal and Child Health programs
M/R Measles and Rubella Vaccine
MMR Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccine
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MUA Medically Underserved Area
NIP National Immunization Program
NMA National Medical Association
NP Nurse Practitioner
NVPO National Vaccine Program Office
OBRA Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
OMB Office of Management and Budget
OPV Oral Polio Vaccine
PA Physician's Assistant
PCCM Primary Care Case Management Model
PHS Public Health Service
PPO Preferred Provider Organizations
PON Pocket of Need
PSB Program Support Branch (of NIP)
PTA Parent Teacher Association
RHC Rural Health Clinic
RFP Request For Proposal
SCHIP State Children’s Health Insurance program
SIIS State Immunization Information System
Td Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoids
VFC Vaccines for Children program
VACMAN VACcine MANagement software
WIC Women, Infants and Children program

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