Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board: Indian Leadership for Indian Health

Useful Acronyms

Here is a list of Acronyms used by Health Professionals, Legislators, and Tribal Delegates. 
We will update this list periodically or you may send us new ones if you like.


AAIR Access to American Indian Recovery
ADC Area Diabetes Consultant
AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
AI/AN American Indian/Alaska Native
AIHC American Indian Health Commission
ANHB Alaska Native Health Board
ARRA American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009
ASO Administrative Services Only
ATNI Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians
ATR Access to Recovery
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substance & Disease Registry
BH Behavioral Health
CCIIO Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight
CCO Coordinated Care Organization
CDC Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
CDC OSTLTS CDC Office of State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support
CDC TCAC CDC Tribal Consultation Advisory Committee
CHEF Catastrophic Health Emergency Fund
CHIP Children