Different Federal and state agencies and regulations use a wide variety of acronyms and terms to describe their programs, grant projects and outcomes.
Several glossaries are listed in this section of the Library, to help understand grant applications, laws and other documents.

Frequently Asked Question On ACOs: Accountable Care Organizations, Explained

April 16, 2015

This article provides brief and concise descriptions Accountable Care Organizations, rationale for Congressional inclusion of these organizations in recent the Affordable Care Act, how they are funded and run, risk and benefits of ACOs for the patient and what the future holds for these organizations.

Glossary of Acronyms

April 16, 2015

Definitions of common acronyms used in government program descriptions and reports.

HHS Poverty Guidelines

April 17, 2015

HHS Poverty Guidelines are a simplification of the poverty thresholds for use for administrative purposes — for instance, determining financial eligibility for certain federal programs.