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Assessment of the Medical Reserve Corps Program

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List of Acronyms

Acronym Full Name
AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AMA American Medical Association
APHA American Public Health Association
ASTHO Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
CDC-COPTER Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coordinating Office for Terrorism and Preparedness and Emergency Response
CERT Community Emergency Response Teams
CSTE Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
DHS U.S. Department of Homeland Security
DMAT Disaster Medical Assistance Team
EMS Emergency medical services
EMT Emergency medical technician
ESAR-VHP Emergency System for Advanced Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals
ESF Emergency support function
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
MMRS Metropolitan Medical Response System
MRC Medical Reserve Corps
NACCHO National Association of County and City Health Officials
NDMS National Disaster Medical System
NRP National Response Plan
OPHEP Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness (Currently Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response or [ASPR])
OSG Office of the Surgeon General
PHS U.S. Public Health Service
RFP Request for proposals
UFE Utilization-focused evaluation
USAFC USA Freedom Corps
VA Department of Veterans Affairs

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