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1115 Waiver
1915 b/c Medicaid Waiver

38 CFR
Central Federal Registry Section 38

42 CFR
Central Federal Registry Section 42

501(c)(3)
Internal Revenue Code, Section 501(c)(3)

504 Plan
Rehabilitation Act, Section 504

A

AA
Alcoholics Anonymous

AIDS
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

AAIDD
American Association of Intellectual Developmental Disabilities

AAS
American Association of Sociology

ABA
Applied Behavior Analysis

ABCCM
Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministries

ABCD
Asset Based Community Development

ABH
Advanced Behavioral Health
Association of Behavioral Health

ABLE Act
Achieving a Better Life Experience Act

ACA
Affordable Care Act
American Council on Alcoholism
American Counseling Association

ACDP
Alcohol Chemical Dependency Program

ACEs
Adverse Childhood Experiences

ACH
Adult Care Homes

ACL
Administration for Community Living

ACOA
Adult Children of Alcoholics

ACT / ACTT
Assertive Community Treatment Team

ADA
Americans With Disabilities Act

ADAAA
Americans With Disabilities Act Amendments Act

ADATC
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center

ADCNC
Alcohol Drug Council of NC

ADD
Attention Deficit Disorder

ADEA
Age Discrimination Employment Act

ADETS
Alcohol Drug Education Training School

ADF
Alcohol and Drug Free

ADHD
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder

ADPC
Alcohol and Drug Policy Council

ADSN
Adult with Developmental Disability

ADT
Admission, Discharge, Transfer Feed

AH
Affordable Housing

AHA
American Hospital Association

AIC
Alternative Incarceration Center

ALA
American Lung Association

AMA
American Medical Association

AMH
Advanced Medical Homes

AMI
Adult with Mental Illness

AMSR
Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk

AMTCL
Adult with Mental Illness Transitions to Community Living

AMTP
Anger Management Treatment Certification

AMVET
Adult Mental Health for Veterans and their families

AOC
Administrative Office of The Courts

AOD
Alcohol and Other Dependence

APA
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association

APNC
Addiction Professionals of NC

APS
Adult Protective Services

ARC
Attachment, Regulation and Competency

ASAM
American Society of Addiction Medicine

ASANC
Association of Self-Advocates Of North Carolina

ASCDR
Adult Substance Use Communicable Disease

ASNC
Autism Society Of North Carolina

ASOUD
Adult Substance Use Opioid Use Disorder

ASTER
Adult Substance Use Treatment Engagement and Recovery

ASWOM
Adult Substance Use- Women

AT
Assistive Technology

ATOD
Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs

ATP
Acceptance Test Plan

AU
Advocacy Unlimited

B

BAC
Blood Alcohol Content

BAL
Blood Alcohol Level

BBI
Building Bridges Initiative

BC/BS
Blue Cross / Blue Shield

BCC
Board Certified Counselor

BH
Behavioral Health

BHO
Behavioral Health Organization

BHP
Behavioral Health Partnership

BHS
Behavioral Health Springboard

BHSIS
Behavioral Health Services Information System

BHUC
Behavioral Health Urgent Care

BIAA
Brain Injury Association of America

BIAC
Brain Injury Advisory Council

BIANC
Brain Injury Association Of North Carolina

BJA
Bureau of Justice Assistance

BP
Best Practices
Benefit Plan

BRC
Blue Ribbon Commission (on Mental Health)

BSG
Benefit Service Group

C

CA1
Carolina Access I (tier)

CA2, CCNC
Carolina Access II (tier)

CABHA
Critical Access Behavioral Health Agency

CADCA
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America

CAFAS
Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale

CAP
Community Alternative Program

CAP/AIDs
Community Alternatives Program for Patients with Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

CAP/C
Community Alternatives Program for Children Who Are Medically Fragile

CAP/DA
Community Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults

CAPT
Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies

CARF
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

CASA
Court Appointed Special Advocate
Chemical Abuse Services Agency

CASP
Cross-Area Service Program

CASSP
Child and Adolescent Service System Program

CATP
Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional

CBHSQ
Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality

CBOC
Community Based Outreach Clinic

CBT
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

CC
Care Coordination
Closed Captioned

CC4C
Care Coordination for Children

CCD
Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities

CCFP
Certified Compassion Fatigue Trauma Professional

CCJP
Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional

CCME
Carolina Center for Medical Excellence – Review for Medicaid Contract

CCNC
Community Care of North Carolina

CCS
Certified Clinical Supervisor

CCT
Comprehensive Crisis Treatment

CCTP
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional or Complex Trauma Professional

CDBG
Child Development Block Grant or Community Development Block Grant
Community Development Block Grant

CDC
Centers for Disease Control or Community Distribution Center
Community Distribution Center

CDSN
Child with Developmental Disability

CDW
Consumer Data Warehouse

CE
Coordinated Entry

CE&E
Community Engagement and Empowerment Team

CET
Cognitive Enhancement Therapy

CFAC
Consumer and Family Advisory Committee

CFTP
Certified Family Trauma Professional

CHAMPUS
Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services

CHOW
Change of Ownership

CHSH
Children’s Special Health Services

CINs
Clinically Integrated Networks

CIPI
Community Initiated Prevention Interventions

CIT
Crisis Intervention Team

CJ Leads
Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Automated Data System

CLD
Client Level Data

CLM
Claim

CMA
Care Management Agency

CMH
Child Mental Health

CMHC
Community Mental Health Center

CMHS
Center for Mental Health Services

CMS
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

CMSED
Child with Mental and Serious Emotional Disturbance

CMT
Crisis Management Team

CNDS
Common Name Data Service Number

COA
Children of Alcoholics

COB
Coordination of Benefits

COBRA
Consolidated Omnibus Budget and Reconciliation Act

CoC
Continuums of Care

COD
Co-occurring Disorder

COLA
Cost of Living Adjustment

Con Plan
Consolidated Plan

CPC+
Comprehensive Primary Care Plus

CPSS
Certified Peer Support Specialist

CRH
Central Regional Hospital

CSAC
Certified Substance Abuse Counselor

CSAP
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention

CSAPC
Certified Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant

CSAT
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

CSC
Child Service Coordination (or coordinator)

CSCR
Customer Service and Community Rights Team

CSH
Corporation for Supportive Housing

CSI
Clinical Supervisor Intern

CSM
Customer Services Manager

CSOTP
Certified Sex Offender Treatment Professional

CSR
Customer Service Request

CSRS
Controlled Substance Reporting System

CSSAD
Child with Substance Use Disorder

CTI
Critical Time Intervention

CTP
Certified Trauma Professional

CTSIP
Comprehensive Treatment Support Programming

CY
Calendar Year

D

D/HH
Deaf and Hard Hearing

DAAS
Division of Aging and Adult Services

DARC
Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Counselor

DARE
Drug Abuse Resistance Education

DAS
Department of Administrative Services

DASIS
Drug and Alcohol Services Information System

DAV
Disabled American Veterans

DAWN
Drug Abuse Warning Network

DBT
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

DCF
Department of Children and Families

DD
Developmental Disability / Developmentally Delayed

DD 214
Department of Defense Form 214- Discharge from Active Duty

DD 215
Department of Defense Form 215- Discharge from National Guard

DDS
Department of Developmental Services

DDW
Drugs Don’t Work

DEA
Drug Enforcement Agency

DEHNR
Division of Environment, Health and Natural Resources

DES
Drug Education School

DFC
Drug Free Communities

DFSCA
Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act

DHB
Division of Health Benefits

DHHS
NC Department of Health and Human Services

DHSR
Division of Health Service Regulation
 

DIT
Department of Information Technology

DJJ
Department of Juvenile Justice

DMA
Division of Medical Assistance now named the Division of Health Benefits

DMH/DD/SAS
Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services

DMHAS
Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

DMVA
Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

DOA
Department of Administration
Date of Application

DOB
Date of Birth

DOC
Department of Corrections

DOD
Department of Defense
Date of Death

DOE
Department of Education
Date of Evaluation

DOI
Date of Incident

DOJ
Department of Justice

DOP
Date of Payment

DOS
Date of Service

DOT
Department of Transportation

DPH
Division of Public Health

DPI
Department of Public Instruction

DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy

DRG
Diagnostic Related Group

DRNC
Disability Rights of North Carolina

DSC
Drug Supply Security Act

DSDHH
Division of Services of Deaf and Hard of Hearing

DSM
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

DSOHF
Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities

DSS
Department of Social Services
Decision Support System

DUI
Driving Under the Influence

DV
Domestic Violence

DVOP
Disabled Veteran Outreach Professional

DVR
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

DVS
Department of Veterans Services

DWAC
DHHS Waiver Advisory Committee

DWI
Driving While Impaired

DX
Diagnosis

DXC
Diagnosis Code

E

e*SNAPs
Electronic Special Needs Assistance Programs

EANC
Epilepsy Association of North Carolina

EAP
Employee Assistance Program

EASA
Early Assessment and Support Alliance

EB
Enrollment Broker

EBP
Evidence Based Program (or Practice)

ECAC
Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center

ECI
Early Childhood Intervention

ECS
Electronic Claim Submission

ED
Emergency Department

EDI
Electronic Data Interchange

EDS
Electronic Data System

EEO
Equal Employment Opportunity

EEOC
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

EHR
Electronic Health Record

EHS
Early Head Start

EIS
Early Information System

ELP
Essential Lifestyle Plan

EMDR
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

EMR
Electronic Medical Record

EOB
Explanation of Benefits

EPA
Environmental Protection Agency

EPS
Encounter Processing System

EPSDT
Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment

EQR
External Quality Review

EQRO
External Quality Review Organization

ERG
Educational Reference Group

ES
Eligibility Specialist
Emergency Shelter

ESC
Employment Security Commission

ESG
Emergency Solutions Grant

ESMI
Early Serious Mental Illness

F

FAPE
Free and Appropriate Public Education

FAS
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

FASD
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder

FB
Faith-Based

FBC
Facility Based Crisis
Faith Based Treatment

FCAN
Families CAN

FCP
Family Centered Plan

FDA
Federal Drug Administration

FEMA
Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEP
First Episode Psychosis

FFS
Fee-For-Service

FFY
Federal Fiscal Year

FH
Fair Housing

FHA Loans
Federal Housing Administration Loans

FL-2
Adult Care Home FL-2 Form

FLSA
Fair Labor Standard Act

FMLA
Family Medical Leave Act

FMR
Fair Market Rent or File Maintenance Request

FPL
Federal Poverty Level

FQHCs
Federally Qualified Health Centers

FSA
Flexible Spending Account

FSN
Family Support Network

FTP
File Transfer Protocol

FY
Fiscal Year

G

GA
Gamblers Anonymous

GAL
Guardian ad Litem

GAO
General Accounting Office

GAP
Generic Assessment Payment

GDIT
General Dynamics Information Technology

GLBTQ
Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender and Questioning

GLSMA
Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act

GPD
Grant and per Diem

GPIY
Governor’s Prevention Initiative for Youth

GPP
Governor’s Prevention Partnership

GPRA
Government Performance & Result Act

GS
General Statute

GWG
Governor's Working Group on Veterans, Servicemembers and their Families

H

HAS
Health Services Area and Human Service Agreement

HCBS
Home and Community Based Services

HCC
Health Care Center

HCFA
Health Care Financing Administration

HCP LAN
Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network

HCV
Housing Choice Vouchers

HEARTH Act
Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act

HEARTS
Healthcare Enterprise Accounts Receivable Transaction System

HFW
High Fidelity Wraparound

HHS
Health and Human Services

HIC
Housing Inventory Count

HIE
Health Information Exchange

HIPAA
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HIPP
Health Insurance Premium Payment

HIS
Human Service Infrastructure

HMIS
Homeless Management Information System

HMO
Health Maintenance Organization

HOPWA
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS

HRD
Human Resource Development

HS
Healthy Start
Head Start

HUD
Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD-VASH
HUD-Veterans Assisted Supportive Housing

HVRP
Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program

I

I&R
Information and Referral

I-BHS
Inventory of Behavioral Health Service

i2i
i2i Center for integrated Health

IAC
Interagency Council

IATP
International Association of Trauma Professionals

ICC
Interagency Coordinating Council

ICD
International Classification of Diseases

ICD-10CM
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification

ICD-9CM
International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification

ICF/IID
Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual and Dev. Disabilities

ICR
Institute for Community Research

ICS
Inpatient Consumer Survey

IDD
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

IDEA
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IDP
Individual Development Plan

IEP
Individualized Education Program

IFSP
Individual Family Services Plan

ILR
Independent Living Rehabilitation

ILS
Independent Living Services

IMC
Income Maintenance Caseworker

IMD
Institute for Medical Disease

INPT
Inpatient

INS
Immigration & Naturalization Service

IOM
Institute of Medicine

IOP
Intensive Out-Patient

IPE
Individualized Plan for Employment

IPRS
Integrated Payment Reporting System

IPS
Individual Placement and Support

IRA
Individual Retirement Account

IRIS
Incident Response Improvement System

IRS
Internal Revenue Service

ISP
Individual Support Plan

ISPN
Interagency Suicide Prevention Network

IST
Individual Service Team

IVC
Involuntary Commitment

IVDU
Intravenous Drug Use

J

JCAHO
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospital Organization

JCB
Joint Communication Bulletin

JJ
Juvenile Justice

JJBHP
Juvenile Justice Behavioral Health Partnership

JOBS
Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (Program)

JTPA
Job Training Partnership Act

K

KPI
Key Performance Indicator

KSA
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

L

LCAS
Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist

LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LEA
Local Education Agency

LEAD
Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion

LFCP
Latino Family Connection Program

LGBTQ
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer or Questioning +

LHD
Local Health Departments

LIHTC
Low Income Housing Tax Credits

LINKS
Independent Living Services for Foster Children

LME
Local Management Entity

LME-MCO
Local Management Entity-Managed Care Organization

LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

LMS
Learning Management System

LOA
Leave of Absence

LOB
Legislative Office Building

LOC
Level of Care
Legislative Oversight Committee

LPA
Licensed Psychological Associate

LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Prevention Council

LPC-A
Licensed Professional Counselor- Associate

LPC-S
Licensed Professional Counselor- Supervisor

LPCANC
Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina

LRE
Least Restrictive Environment

LRP
Legally Responsible Person

LTC
Long Term Care

LTSS
Long Term Services and Supports

LVER
Local Veterans Employment Specialist

LWOP
Leave Without Pay

M

M-AA
Medicaid Assistance to Aged

M-AB
Medicaid Assistant to the Blind

M-AD
Medicaid Assistance to the Disabled

MA
Master of Art
Medical Assistance

MAAS
Multi-cultural Ambulatory Addition

MADD
Mothers Against Drunk Driving

MAR
Medication Administration Record

MAT
Medication Assisted Treatment

MATCH
Mobilize Against Tobacco for Children’s Health

MCO
Managed Care Organization

MCR
Manage Care Request (Form)

MCT
Mobile Crisis Team

MDS
Minimum Data Set

MEd
Master of Education

MFP
Money Follows the Person

MH
Mental Health

MH/DD/SAS
Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services

MHBG
Mental Health Block Grant

MHFA
Mental Health First Aid

MHSIP
Mental Health Statistical Improvements Program

MI
Motivational Interviewing; May also be used for Mental Illness

MID
Medicaid Identification Number

MLI
Multi-cultural Leadership Institute

MMIS
Medicaid Management Information System

MOA
Memorandum of Agreement

MPW
Medicaid for Pregnant Women

MQ
Minimum Qualifications

MQB
Medicare for Qualified Beneficiary

MR
Mental Retardation (has been updated to "Individual with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities")

MS
Master of Science

MST
Multisystemic Therapy
Military Sexual Trauma

MST-BSF
Multisystemic Therapy – Building Stronger Families

MSW
Master of Social Work

N

NC MUST
NC Medicare Uniform Screening Tool

N-SSATS
National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services

N/A
Not Applicable

NA
Narcotics Anonymous

NAADAC
National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Counselors

NAC
National AIDS Clearinghouse

NACoA
National Association of Children of Alcoholics

NADD
National Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
National Association for the Dually Diagnosed

NAEH
National Alliance to End Homelessness

NAMI
National Alliance for The Mentally Ill

NAMI-CAN
National Alliance for The Mentally Ill - Children & Adolescent Network

NAS
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

NASADAD
National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors

NASDDDS
National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disability Services

NASHIA
National Association of State Head Injury Administrators

NASMHPD
National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors

NASW
National Association of Social Workers

NC AHEC
NC Area Health Education Centers

NC BoS CoC
North Carolina Balance of State Continuum of Care

NC DHHS
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

NC DOC
North Carolina Department of Corrections

NC DPS
North Carolina Department of Public Safety

NC FAST
North Carolina Families Accessing Services Through Technology

NC HFA
North Carolina Housing Finance Agency

NCSERVES
NC SERVES

NC-SNAP
North Carolina Support Needs Assessment Profile

NC START
North Carolina Systemic, Therapeutic, Assessment, Resources and Treatment

NC STRIVE
North Carolina Student Transitions Resource Initiative for Veterans Education

NC-TOPPS
North Carolina Treatment Outcomes and Program Performance

NCTracks
Transparent Report Accountability Collaboration Knowledge management system

NCAC
North Carolina Administrative Code

NCADI
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information

NCBLPC
NC Board of Licensed Professional Counselors

NCC
National Certified Counselor

NCCDD
North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities

NCCEH
North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness

NCDOC
North Carolina Department of Corrections

NCDSS
North Carolina Department of Social Services

NCDVC
North Carolina Domestic Violence Commission

NCFADS
NC Foundation of Alcohol & Drug Studies

NCFAS
North Carolina Family Assessment Scale

NCGS
North Carolina General Statute

NCH
National Coalition for the Homeless

NCHC
North Carolina Housing Coalition

NCI
North Carolina Interventions
National Core Indicators

NCID
North Carolina Identity Management Service

NCIMHA
North Carolina Infant/ Young Child Mental Health Association

NCMMIS
North Carolina Medicaid Management Information System

NCPIC
North Carolina Practice Improvement Collaborative

NCQA
National Committee for Quality Assurance

NCSAPPB
NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board

NCVIP
North Carolina Valuing Individual Performance

NF
Nurturing Families

NHTSA
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

NIAAA
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

NICU
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

NIDA
National Institute on Drug Abuse

NIMH
National Institute of Mental Health

NOFA
Notice of Funding Availability

NOM
National Outcome Measure

NOW
Neonatal Opioid Withdrawl

NPI
National Provider Identifier (number)

NPN
National Prevention Network

NREPP
National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices

NRI
National Research Institute

NWI
National Wraparound Initiative

O

OAH
Office of Administrative Hearings

OBCM
Obstetric Care Management

OBOT
Office-Based Opioid Treatment

ODD
Oppositional Defiant Disorder

ODEP
Office of Disability Employment Programs

OFCCP
Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Program

OJJDP
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

OMB
Office of Management and Budget

OMH
Office of Minority Health

ONDCP
Office of National Drug Control Policy

OPM
Office of Policy and Management

OSAP
Office of Substance Abuse Prevention

OSBM
Office of State Budget and Management

OSDFS
Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools

OSHA
Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OT
Occupational Therapy

OTP
Opioid Treatment Program

OTR, OTL
Occupational Therapist - "R" Registered by the national OT credentialing board and "L" licensed.

OUD
Opioid Use Disorder

OUTPT
Outpatient

OYYAS
Office of Youth and Young Adults

P

P&A
Protection and Advocacy

PA
Prior Approval or Prior Authorization.

PACE
Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly

PACT
Parents and Children Together

PAD
Psychiatric Advanced Directives

PART B
Part B, Section 619 of the IDEA Improvement Act of 2004

PART C
Part C of the IDEA Improvement Act of 2004.

PASRR
Preadmission Screening and Resident Review

PATH
Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness

PC
Procedure Code

PCCM
Primary Care Case Management

PCP
Person Centered Plan
Primary Care Provider

PDA
Percent Days Abstinent

PDMP
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

PEAS
Parent Education and Assessment Service

PETS
Pre-Employment Transition Services

PFC
Prefrontal Cortex

PGS
Problem Gambling Services

PHA
Public Housing Agencies or Public Housing Authorities
Public Housing Authorities

PHP
Prepaid Health Plans

PIC
Practice Improvement Collaborative

PICU
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

PIT Count
Point in Time Count
PL 99-457
Public Law 99-457 : Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments of 1986

PL 99-660
Public Law 99-660 : State Comprehensive Mental Health Services Plan Act of 1986

PM
Performance Management

PMD
Project Management Database

PMH
Pregnancy Medical Home

PMP
Prescription Monitoring Program

PMPM
Per Member Per Month

POA
Plan of Action or Power of Attorney
Power of Attorney

PoC, POC
Plan of Correction
Perception of Care
Point of Contact

PORT
Patient Outcomes Research Team

POS
Point of Service(s)

POSC
Plan of Safe Care

POW
Plan of Work

PPL
Paid Parental Leave

PPM
Provider Permission Matrix

PPO
Preferred Provider Organization

PR
Psychiatric Rehabilitation

PREVLINE
Prevention Online

PRISM
Partnership Resource and Infrastructure Support Monies

PRTF
Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility

PSA
Public Service Announcement or Personal Service Agreement
Personal Service Agreement

PSC
Pastoral Counseling

PSE
Post-Secondary Education

PSH
Permanent Supportive Housing

PSR
Psychosocial Rehabilitation

PSS
Peer Support Specialist

PT
Physical Therapy

PTPC
Preschool Transition and Placement Committee

PTSD
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

PWD
Person with Disability

Q

QA
Quality Assurance

QAP
Qualified Allocation Plan

QI
Quality Improvement

QM
Quality Management

QRTP
Qualified Residential Treatment Program

R

R2W
Report2Web

RA
Remittance Agreement and Status Report

RAC
Regional Action Council

RADAR
Regional Alcohol and Drug Awareness Resource Network

RAISE
Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode

RBBHT
Research Based Behavioral Health Treatment

RCC
Recovery Community Center

RESC
Regional Education Service Center

RFA
Request for Applications

RFI
Request for Information

RFP
Request for Proposals

RFQ
Request for Quote

RI
Restrictive Intervention

RID
Remove Intoxicated Drivers

ROSC
Recovery Oriented Systems of Care

RRH
Rapid Re-Housing

RSS
Recovery Support Services

RSVP
Referral, Screening Verification Process
Retired Senior Volunteer Program

RTC
Residential Treatment Centers

RTW
Return to Work

RWJ
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

RX
Prescription

S

SA
Substance Abuse

SAAC
Substance Abuse Action Council

SABG
Substance Abuse Block Grant

SADD
Students Against Destructive Decisions

SALIS
Substance Abuse Librarians and Information Specialist

SAMHDA
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive

SAMHSA
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SAP
Student Assistance Program

SAPTBG
Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant

SAS
Substance Abuse Services

SAT
Student Assistance Team
School Assistance Team

SAVE
Statewide Advocacy for Veteran’s Empowerment

SAW
State Agency Workgroup

SBA
Spina Bifida Association

SBI
Screening and Brief Interventions

SBIRT
Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment

SCFAC
State Consumer and Family Advisory Committee

SCS
Six Core Strategies

SDE
State Department of Education

SDOH
Social Determinants of Health

SEA
State Education Agency

SED
Seriously Emotionally Disturbed

SEW
State Epidemiological Workgroup

SFY
State Fiscal Year

SH
Supported Housing

SHCN
Special Health Care Needs

SIG
State Incentive Grant

SIS
Supports Intensity Scale

SLA
Service Level Agreement

SME
Subject Mater Expert

SMHA
State Mental Health Agency or State Mental Health Authorities

SMI
Serious Mental Illness

SMPI
Serious and Persistent Mental Illness

SMVF TAC
Service Members, Veterans & Families Technical Assistance Center

SNAP
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

SNF
Skilled Nursing Facility

SOAP
Structured Outpatient Addiction Program

SOC
System of Care

SOS
Survivors of Suicide

SOTA
State Opioid Treatment Authority

SP
Standard Plans

SPA
State Plan Amendment

SPF SIG
Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant

SPRC
Suicide Prevention Resource Center

SS
Supportive Services

SSA
Social Security Administration
Single State Agency

SSBG
Social Security Block Grant

SSDI
Social Security Disability Insurance

SSF
Single Stream Funding

SSI
Supplemental Security Income

SSN
Social Security Number

SSRI
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor

SSVF
Supportive Services for Veterans and Families

ST
Speech Therapy

STEP
Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis

STP
State Transition Plan

STSS
State TEDS Submission System

SU
Substance Use

SUD
Substance Use Disorder

SUMPST
Substance Use Misuse Prevention Skills Training

T

T/C
Telephone Call

TA
Technical Assistance

TANF
Temporary Aid to Needy Families

TAR
Treatment Authorization Request

TASC
Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities

TAY
Transition Age Youth

TBD
To Be Determined

TBI
Traumatic Brain Injury

TBRA
Tenant Based Rental Assistance

TBV
Tenant Based Vouchers

TCC
Tiered Care Coordination

TCLI
Transition to Community Living Initiative

TCN
Transaction Control Number

TDSN
Triangle Down Syndrome Network

TEACCH
Treatment and Education of Autistic Children and Other Communication Handicaps

TEDS
Treatment Episode Data Set

TH
Transitional Housing

TOM
Team Observation Measures

TOPPS
Treatment Outcomes

TP
Tailored Plans

TPL
Third Party Liability

TRS
Telephone Recovery Supports

T/C
Telephone Call

TA
Technical Assistance

U

UCR
Unit Cost Reimbursement

UCR
Unit Cost Reimbursement

UDS
Uniform Data System

UFDS
Uniform Facility Data Set

UI
Unemployment Insurance

URS
Uniform Reporting System

USDA-RD
US Department of Agriculture Rural Development

V

V/R
Virtual Reality

VA
Veterans Affairs

VA Loans
Department of Veterans Affairs Loans

VACO
Veterans Administration Central Office

VAMC
Veterans Administration Medical Center

VARO
Veterans Administration Regional Office

VASH
Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing

VAWA
Violence Against Women Act

VBA
Veterans Benefits Administration

VBH
Veterans Bridge Home

VBP
Value Based Payment

VFW
Veterans of Foreign Wars

VHA
Veterans Health Administration

VI-SPDAT
Vulnerability Index & Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool

VLC
Veterans Life Center

VPN
Virtual Private Network

VR
Vocational Rehabilitation

VRQ
Veterans Restoration Quarters

VSC
Veterans Service Center
Veterans Services of the Carolinas

VSO
Veterans Service Officer, Organization

VST
Veterans Service Technician

W

WC
Workers' Compensation

WFFA
Work First Family Assistance

WFI
Wraparound Fidelity Index

WFTI
Youth and Family Training Institute

WIBAS
Work Incentive Benefits Analysis Service

WIC
Women, Infants, and Children Special Supplemental Food Program

WIOA
Workforce Innovations Opportunity Act

WRAP
Wellness Recovery Action Plan

Y

YAR
Youth as Researchers

YFTI
Youth and Family Training Institute

YRBS
Youth Risk Behavior Survey

YSAB
Youth Suicide Advisory Board

YSB
Youth Service Bureau

YSQ
Youth Satisfaction Questionnaire

YSR
Youth Self Report

YTD
Year to Date