FDA Food and Drug Administration

FE(L)TP Field Epidemiology Training Program/Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program

FTE full-time equivalent/employee

GAVI Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation

HEDIS Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set

HHS Department of Health and Human Services

Hib Haemophilus influenzae type B

HIT health information technology

HPV human papilloma virus

HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration

IAVG Interagency Vaccine Group

IAVI International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

IFFIm International Financing Facility for Immunization

IIS immunization information systems

IOM Institute of Medicine

IPV inactivated polio vaccine

ISO Immunization Safety Office

IT information technology

MCO managed care organization

MMR measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine

MMRV measles, mumps, rubella, and chickenpox vaccine

NCHS National Center for Health Statistics

NCI National Cancer Institute

NCQA National Committee for Quality Assurance

NCVIA National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act

NDA New Drug Application

NHIN National Health Information Network

NIAID National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NICHD National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

NIH National Institutes of Health

NIS National Immunization Survey

NVAC National Vaccine Advisory Committee

NVIC National Vaccine Information Center

NVP National Vaccine Plan

NVPO National Vaccine Program Office

ONCHIT Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

OPHS Office of Public Health and Science

OPV oral polio vaccine

PAHO Pan American Health Organization

PATH Program for Appropriate Technology in Health



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