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National Commission on Children and Disasters: 2010 Report to the President and Congress

Public Health Emergency Preparedness

This resource was part of AHRQ's Public Health Emergency Preparedness program, which was discontinued on June 30, 2011, in a realignment of Federal efforts.

Now this resource is supported by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF).

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Abbreviations Description
ACF Administration for Children and Families (HHS)
AHPP Alternative Housing Pilot Program (FEMA)
AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (HHS)
ALS Advanced Life Support
ANSI American National Standards Institute
ARC American Red Cross
ASPR Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (HHS)
BARDA Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority
BLS Basic Life Support
CB Children's Bureau (ACF)
CCB Child Care Bureau (ACF)
CCDBG Child Care and Development Block Grant
CCP Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CFSIA Child and Family Services Improvement Act
CHIP Children's Health Insurance Program
CIP Court Improvement Program
CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CONOPS Concept of Operations
CPT Current Procedural Terminology
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DMAT Disaster Medical Assistance Team
DoD Department of Defense
DOJ Department of Justice
DOT Department of Transportation
ED Department of Education
ESC Enterprise Senior Council
EHCY Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program
EMS Emergency medical services
EMSC Emergency Medical Services for Children
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
ESF Emergency Support Function
EUA Emergency Use Authorization
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS)
FERPA Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FETIG Federal Education and Training Interagency Group
FICEMS Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services
FY Fiscal Year
GAO Government Accountability Office
HERA Hurricane Education Recovery Act
HHS Department of Health and Human Services
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HPP Hospital Preparedness Program
HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration (HHS)
HSGP Homeland Security Grant Program
HUD Department of Housing and Urban Development
IAA Interagency agreement
IOM Institute of Medicine
ISP Immediate Services Program
LEA Local Education Agency
MCM Medical countermeasure
NCCD National Commission on Children and Disasters
NCDMPH National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health
NCJFCJ National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
NDHTF National Disaster Housing Task Force
NDMS National Disaster Medical System
NDRF National Disaster Recovery Framework
NHSS National Health Security Strategy
NIH National Institutes of Health (HHS)
NLE National Level Exercise
NMETS National Mass Evacuation Tracking System
NRC National Resource Center (EMSC)
NRF National Response Framework
NVOAD National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
OASIS Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards
OFRD United States Public Health Service Office of Force Readinessand Development
OHS Office of Head Start (HHS)
OJJDP Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (DOJ)
PEHSU Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit
PHEMCE Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise
PII Personally identifiable information
PKEMRA Post Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006
PL Public Law
PTSD Post-traumatic stress disorder
QRIS Quality Rating and Improvement Systems
REMS Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools
RSF Recovery Support Function
RSP Regular Services Program
SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS)
SBA Small Business Administration
SEA State Education Agency
SERV School Emergency Response to Violence
SNS Strategic National Stockpile
USTRANSCOM United States Transportation Command (DoD)

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