Glossary of Terms

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AADE – American Association of Diabetes Educators

ACA – Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

AHEC – Area Health Education Centers

AIDS – Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

AMA – American Medical Association

APHA – American Public Health Association

BP – Blood pressure

CAA – Certified Application Assistor

CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CHAP –Community Health Access Program

CHW – Community Health Care Worker

DPH – Department of Public Health

EPSDT – Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Program

ER – Emergency Room

GED – General Education Diploma, General Equivalency Diploma, or Graduate Equivalency Degree

HEIP – Healthcare Education-Industry Partnership

HRSA – Health Resources and Services Administration

HIV – Human Immunodeficiency Virus

HTN – Hypertension

MACHW – Massachusetts Association of. Community Health Workers

MDHS – Minnesota Department of Human Services

MDPH – Massachusetts Department of Public Health

NHLBI – National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

NIH – National Institutes of Health

PN – Patient Navigator

RN – Registered Nurse

ROI – Return on Investment

WIC – Women, Infants, and Children