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The glossary of acronyms and abbreviations below represent terms used and referred to by DHS, its divisions and offices, consumers, providers and other agencies.

Some of these acronyms can mean completely different terms in a department or setting other than the Department of Human Services and its divisions and offices.

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A
AAA Area Agency on Aging
AADSP Alzheimer's Adult Day Services Program
AATF Adults with Autism Task Force
AATOD American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence
ABD Aged, Blind, and Disabled  (NJ Medicaid for)
ACCAP AIDS Community Care Alternatives Program (DDD)
ACL Administration for Cummunity Living
ACLU American Civil Liberties Union
ACSA AGIS (AssistGuide Information System) County SAMS Administrator
ACTF Acute Care Task Force  (DMHS)
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
ADADS Alcohol and Drug Abuse Data System
ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
ADDP AIDS Drug Distribution Program
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADHS Adult Day Health Services, formally known as Medical Day Care
ADL Activities of Daily Living
ADL(s) Activity (Activities) of Daily Living
ADRC Aging and Disability Resource Connection
ADSSP Alzheimer’s Disease and Support Services Program
AFC Adult Family Care
AHCPR Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AKFC Anne Klein Forensic Center
AL Assisted Living
ALD Assistive Listening Device
ALF Assisted Living Facility
ALP Assisted Living Program, GO services provided in subsidized housing--Medicaid Waiver
ALR Assisted Living Residence
ALS Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis - a.k.a. Lou Gehrig's Disease
AMTA American Methadone Treatment Association
AO Administrative Order   (from the Commissioner)
AoA Administration on Aging
AOC Administrative Office of the Courts
AOD Alcohol and Other Drugs
APC Area Plan Contract
APH Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
APS Adult Protective Services
ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
ASAA American Society of American Addictions
ASAM American Society of Addiction Medicine
ASI Addiction Severity Index
ASL American Sign Language
ASPI Asperger Syndrome Pilot Initiative  (DDD)
ATS Addiction Treatment Services  (DAS)
ATTC Addiction Technology Transfer Center
 

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B
BEP Business Enterprise Program  (CBVI)
BPA Bisphenol A   (OPMRDD)
BSS Board of Social Services - also known as County Welfare Agencies
BVI Blind and Visually Impaired
 

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C
CAC Citizens Advisory Committee  (DAS)
CADC Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
CAP Consumer Assistance Program
CARF Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities or Council on Accreditation of Residential Facilities
CART Communication Assisted Realtime Translation  (DDHH)
CBC Center Based Care (DFD)
CBOSS County Boards Of Social Services
CBT Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
CBVI Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
CCC Community Choice Counselor
CCIS Children's Crisis Intervention Services
CCR Community Care Residence
CCRC Continuing Care Retirement Communities
CCR&R Child Care Resource & Referral (DFD)
CCW Community Care Waiver
CD Chemical Dependence or Chemically Dependent
CDC or CDCP Center for Disease Control and Prevention
CDS Controlled Dangerous Substance
CDSMP Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
CEPP Conditional Extension Pending Placement
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CFSR Child Family Service Review
CFT Child Family Team
CFU Central Fingerprint Unit
CHIPP Child Health and Injury Prevention Program  (OPMRDD)
CHLP Community Healthy Law Project
CHSP Congregate Housing Services Program
CIACC County Interagency Coordinating Council
CICRF Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund
CIFA Center for Innovative Family Achievements
CIL Center for Independent Living
CILS Centers for Independent Living
CIMU Critical Incident Management Unit
CLP Community Living Program
CMO Care Management Organization
CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services or
Contract Management System
CN Certificate of Need
CNA Certified Nursing Assistant
CNACL Certificate of Need and Acute Care Licensing
COA Council On Accreditation for Children and Family Services
COMHCO Coalition of Mental Health Consumers Organizations
COSA Children of Substance Abusers
COSAC Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community, Inc
CP Cerebral Palsy
CPCH Comprehensive Personal Care Home – A form of ALF
C-PEP Children’s Placement Enhancement Pilot
CPS Child Protection Specialist or Case Practice Specialist
CPSAI Child Protection Substance Abuse Initiative
CQI Continuous Quality Improvement
CREW Office of Community Resources Education and Wellness
CRPD Community Resources for People with Disabilities Waiver (DDS)
CSA Contracted Systems Administrator
CSAP Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
CSAT Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
CSS County Service Specialist
CST Child Study Team
CWA County Welfare Agency
CWLA Child Welfare League of America
CWR Child Welfare Reform
 

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D
DAS Division of Addiction Services  (DHS)
DCA Department of Community Affairs or
Division of Consumer Affairs  (DLPS)
DCBHS Division of Child Behavioral Health  (DCF)
DCF Department of Children and Families
DCR Division of Civil Rights   (DLPS)
DCs Division Circulars  (DDD)
DD Developmental Disability
DDD Division of Developmental Disabilities   (DHS)
DDHH Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing   (DHS)
DDRT Developmental Disabilities Resource Tool
DDS Division of Disability Services   (DHS)
DDTF Dual Diagnosis Task Force  (DAS / DDD / DMHS)
DFD Division of Family Development   (DHS)
DHS NJ Department of Human Services
(or federally, Department of Homeland Security)
DHSS Department of Health and Senior Services
DHWI Disability Health & Wellness Initiative   (DDS)
DLPS Department of Law & Public Safety
DMAHS Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services   (DHS)
DMHS Division of Mental Health Services   (DHS)
DO District Office
DoAS Division of Aging Services (formerly Divisions of Aging and Community Services and Senior Benefits and Utilization Management)
DOC Department of Corrections
DOE Department of Education
DOJ Department of Justice
DOL or
DOLWD
Department of Labor & Workforce Development
DPCP Division of Parole and Community Programs  (DOC) or
Division of Prevention and Community Partnership  (DCF)
DSMP Diabetes Self-Management Program
DUII Driving Under the Influence Initiative  (DAS)
DURB Drug Utilization Review Board  (DMAHS)
DVRS Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DOL)
DYFS Division of Youth and Family Services
(now part of DCF instead of DHS)
 

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E
EA Emergency Assistance  (DFD)
EBP Extranet Business Partners  (DFD)
EBT Electronic Benefits Transfer, Families First Card  (DFD)
EE Extended Employment
EEOC Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (US)
EIPS Early Intervention and Prevention Services  (DAS)
EITC Earned Income Tax Credit
EOs Executive Orders  (from the Governor)
 

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F
FAS Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
FASD Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
FASDOPATF Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders & Other Perinatal Addictions Task Force
FCC Federal Communications Commission
FFC Families First Card, Electronic Benefits Transfer card  (DFD)
FFS Fee-for-Service
FQHC Federally Qualified Health Center
FSO Family Support Organization
FT Family Team
FTM Family Team Meeting
 

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G
GA General Assistance  (DFD)
GMO Grants Management Officer
GPPH Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital
GO Global Options for Long-Term Care
GP NFCSP Grandparent National Family Caregiver Support Program

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H
HAAD Hearing Aid to Aged and Disabled
HCBS Home and Community-Based Services
HDM Home Delivered Meals
HealthEASE Single entry system for health promotion/disease prevention information & coordination
HH Hard of Hearing
HI Hearing Impaired
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HIT Health Information Technology
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HMO Health Maintenance Organization
HPH Hagedorn Psychiatric Hospital
HR Human Resources
HRC Housing Resource Center
HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration (US)
HSP Human Services Police
HUD Department of Housing and Urban Development (US)
 

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I
IAIU Institutional Abuse Investigative Unit   (DCF)
I/A or I/R Information & Assistance / Referral
IADL(s) Instrumental Activity (Activities) of Daily Living (e.g. making phone calls, writing checks)
IAS Information and Assistance Services
ICC Inspection, Compliance and Complaints
ICM Intensive Case Management
ICMS Integrated Case Management Services
ID Intellectual Disabilities (term preferred over “mental retardation”)
IDDT Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment
IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IDP Intoxicated Driving Program
IDRC Intoxicated Driver Resource Center
IDT Interdisciplinary Team
IEP Individual Education Plan
IFSS Intensive Family Support Services
IHP Individual Habilitation Plan
IOP Intensive Outpatient
IPAC Implementation and Planning Advisory Council  (DDD)
IPE Individualized Plan for Employment
I&R Information and Referral
ISP Individual Service Plan
ITFPLP Interagency Task Force on the Prevention of Lead Poisoning, NJ
 

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J
JACC Jersey Assistance for Community Caregivers
JCAHO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
JFCC Juvenile/Family Crisis Center
JJC Juvenile Justice Commission
JKRC Joseph Kohn Rehabilitation Center  (CBVI)
JTPA Job Training Partnership Act
 

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K
KIV Keys to InnerVision
 

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L
LACADA Local Advisory Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
LAD Law Against Discrimination (NJ)
LCADC Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor
LIHEAP Low Income Heating & Energy Assistance Program
LIS Licensing Information System
LOC Level of Care
LOCI Level of Care Index
LOS Length of Stay   or   Level of Service
LRC Licensed Residential Capacity or
Learning Resource Center
LTC Long Term Care
LTR Long Term Residential
LTSS Long Term Services and Supports
 

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M
MAAC Medical Assistance Advisory Council (DMAHS)
MACC Medical Assistance Customer Center  (DMAHS)
MAP Mutual Agreement Program
MA-PD Medicare Advantage Plan (HMO, PPO) with a prescription drug benefit
MAST Michigan Alcohol Screening Test
MAT Medically Assisted Treatment
MD Muscular Dystrophy
MDA Muscular Dystrophy Association
MDSHC Minimum Data Set for Home Care., InterRAI assessment tool.
MDT Multi-Disciplinary Team
MFP Money Follows the Person
MICA Mentally Ill Chemical Abuser
MIM Medication Information Manual  (DMHS)
MIPPA Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act
MIOP Methadone Intensive Outpatient
MIS Management Information Systems (DDS)
MM Methadone Medication
MMIS Medicaid Management Information System  (DMAHS)
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MR Mental Retardation (the term Intellectual Disabilities is preferred)
MRSS Mobile Response and Stabilization Services
MS Multiple Sclerosis
MVC Motor Vehicle Commission
 

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N
NACCHO National Association of County & City Health Officials
NAMI National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
NAPIS National Aging Program Information System
NARA National Association for Regulatory Administration
NASADAD National Association of State Alcohol/Drug Abuse Directors
NASUAD National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (formerly NASUA)
NBCAT Needs-based Comprehensive Assessment Tool
NCQA National Committee for Quality Assurance
NETI Needle Exchange Treatment Initiative   (DAS)
NF Nursing Facility
NFCSP National Family Caregiver Support Program (Title III E of the Older Americans Act)
NI Neurologically Impaired
NIAAA National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
NICHCY National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
NIDA National Institute on Drug Abuse
NIMAC National Instructional Materials Access Center  (CBVI)
NIMAS National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard   (CBVI)
NJ Choice Statewide comprehensive assessment tool, aka MI Choice
NJ4A NJ Association of Area Agencies on Aging
NJAC New Jersey Administrative Code
NJACP New Jersey Association of Community Providers
NJAI New Jersey Access Initiative
NJAMHA New Jersey Association of Mental Health Agencies
NJCDD New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities
NJCFSA New Jersey Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Association
NJEFA New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority
NJFC New Jersey FamilyCare
NJHRC New Jersey Housing Resource Center
NJITFPLP New Jersey Interagency Task Force on the Prevention of Lead Poisoning
NJMMIS New Jersey Medicaid Management Information System
NJMRP New Jersey Modular Ramps Project
NJNDP New Jersey Nurse Delegation Project
NJP&A New Jersey Protection and Advocacy - now called Disability Rights
NJR New Jersey Register
NJSA New Jersey Statutes Annotated
NJ-SAMS New Jersey Substance Abuse Monitoring System
NJSPCP New Jersey Supplemental Prenatal Care Program
NOMs National Outcome Measures
NOS Not Otherwise Specified
 

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O
OAA Older Americans Act
OAL Office of Administrative Law   (State of NJ)
OCA Office of the Child Advocate  (State of NJ)
OCCO Office of Community Choice Options (manages pre-admission screening)
OCD Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
OCP Office of Community Programs
OCPM Office of Contract Policy & Management  (DHS)
OCS Office of Children Services  - County level (DCF)
OEM Office of Emergency Management   (DHS)
OIAS Office of Information and Assistance Services  (DDS)
OIG Office of the Inspector General (US)
OIS Office of Information Services  (DHS)
OIT Office of Information Technology  (State of NJ)
OOA Office of Auditing  (DHS-OPIA)
OOE Office of Education  (DCF)
OOIE Office of the Ombudsman for the Institutionalized Elderly
OOL Office of Licensing (DHS-OPIA)
OPA Office of Public Affairs   (DHS)
OPDF Outpatient Drug Free
OPG Office of the Public Guardian and Elder Rights
OPIA Office of Program Integrity and Accountability  (DHS)
OPMRDD Office for Prevention of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities   (DHS)
OPRA Open Public Records Act
ORR Office of Refugee Resettlement - U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families
OT Occupational Therapy
 

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P
PA Provider Agency
PAAD Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled
PAC Professional Advisory Committee   (DAS)
PACADA Providers Advisory Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
PACE Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly 
PACT Programs of Assertive Community Treatment
PAIMI Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness
PAIR Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights
PAP Pharmaceutical Assistance Program
PAS Pre-Admission Screen for NF Level of Care
PASP Personal Assistance Services Program  (DDS)
PASRR Pre-Admission Screening & Resident Review
PASS Social Security Administration Plan to Achieve Self-Support
PATH Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness
PATS Perinatal Addiction Treatment Services  (DAS)
PBC Performance Based Contracts
PBM Performance Based Management
PC Partial Care
PCA Personal Care Attendant or Personal Care Assistance
PCTF Primary Care Task Force   (DMHS)
PDD Pervasive Developmental Disorder
PDP Prescription Drug Plan
PEIS Prevention & Early Intervention Services  (DAS)
PFA Psychological First Aid                             
PIC Program Improvement Committee
PIP Program Improvement Plan
PMO Program Management Officer
PNA Personal Needs Allowance
PPMD Postpartum Mood Disorder
PPR Prescription Price Registry, NJ
PPSD Postpartum Stress Disorder
PRO Peer Review Organization
PRS Peer Recovery Services  (DAS)
PSCU Patient Services Compliance Unit    (DMHS)
PT Physical Therapy
PTSD Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
PVC Polyvinyl Chloride   (OPMRDD)
 

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Q
QA Quality Assurance
QAC Quality Assurance Coordinator
QAS Quality Assurance Specialist
QCMR Quarterly Contract Monitoring Report
QI Quality Indicator
QMP Quality Management & Planning   (DDD)
QSR Quality Service Review
 

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R
RDS Resource Development Specialist
RDTC Regional Diagnostic Treatment Centers
RFI Request for Information
RFP Request for Proposal
RFQ Request for Qualifications
RHCF Residential Health Care Facility
RHHI Regional Home Health Intermediary
REIC Regional Early Intervention Collaborative
RMS Risk Management System    (OPIA)
RRG Refugee Resettlement Grant  (DFD)
RRP Refugee Resettlement Program   (DFD)
RSD Reflexive Sympathetic Dystrophy
RSS Recovery Support Services  (DAS)
 

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S
SACWIS Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System   (DCF)
SAI Substance Abuse Initiative
SAIF Supportive Assistance to Individuals and Families   (DFD)
SAGE System for Administering Grants Electronically
SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SAMS Social Assistance Management System (a software program owned/operated by Harmony)
SAPT Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment
SASSI Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory
SBYSP School Based Youth Services Program   (DCF)
SCAHS Special Child and Adult Health Services
SCHIP State Children's Health Insurance Program (US) - NJ FamilyCare
SCI Spinal Cord Injury
SCIP Screening and Crisis Intervention Program
SCORE Service Core of Retired Executives
SCP Standard Contract Packages  (DFD)
SCR Statewide Centralized Registry
SDM Structured Decision Making
SDS Self-Directed Services  (DDD)
SE or SES Supportive Employment Services
SHIAP State Health Insurance Assistance Program
SILC Statewide Independent Living Council
SIT Special Initiatives and Transportation (DFD)
SJIA South Jersey Initiative for Adolescents  (DAS)
SLMB Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary
SNAP Special Needs Advocate for Parents
SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps)
SPAN Statewide Parents Advocacy Network
SRCP Statewide Respite Care Program
SRU Special Response Unit
SSA Social Security Administration
SSDI Social Security Disability Income
SSH Social Services for the Homeless
SSI Supplemental Security Income
STR Short Term Residential
STS Speech To Speech
SUA State Unit on Aging
 

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T
TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
TARP Technology Assistive Resource Program
TBI Traumatic Brain Injury
TBIF Traumatic Brain Injury Fund
TDD Telecommunications Device for the Deaf
TEE Thorough and Efficient Education
TLJC Time Limited Job Coaching
TO Table of Organization
TPD Treatment Provider Directory  (DAS)
TPH Trenton Psychiatric Hospital
TT Text Telephone
TTY Teletypewriter
 

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U
UAP University Affiliated Program
UCC Uniform Construction Code
UCPA United Cerebral Palsy Association
UFC Uniform Fire Code
UIR Unusual Incident Report  (OPIA)
UIRMS Unusual Incident Report and Management System   (OPIA)
UR Utilization Review
USAID United States Agency for International Development
USF Universal Service Fund
USTF Unified Services Transaction Form
 

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V
VA Veterans’ Administration
VI Visually Impaired
VMHS Veterans Mental Health Services  (DMHS)
VRS Vocational Rehabilitation Services
VS Vision Simulation  (CBVI)
 

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W
WFNJWorkFirst New Jersey
WFNJSAIWorkFirst New Jersey Substance Abuse Initiative
WICSupplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children
WRAPWellness and Recovery Action Plan
 

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X, Y and Z
YAP Youth Advocate Program
YCM Youth Case Management
YSC Youth Service Commission
 

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