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Appendix A: Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations
Pages 171-175

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... A Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations Absenteeism Habitual absence from work; may reflect demor alization or dissatisfaction on the part of the employee ACIP Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices ACOEM American College of Occupational and Environ mental Medicine ACSM American College of Sports Medicine Agency Refers to the NASA organization AIHA American Industrial Hygiene Association APQC American Productivity and Quality Center Benchmark The process of measuring standards of actual performance against those achieved by others with broadly similar characteristics to improve quality so that individuals, organizations, or services can raise their own performance to that of the best CAIB Columbia Accident Investigation Board CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Center Refers to one of the 14 individual worksites that comprise the NASA organization CHAA Corporate Health Achievement Award CHDP Child Health and Disability Prevention CHMO Chief Health and Medical Officer 171
From page 172...
... 172 INTEGRATING EMPLOYEE HEALTH Claim Cost The total cost of claims against insurance that includes medical and indemnity benefits, and administrative and incentive fees Comprehensive Refers to the intention to strengthen all sectors of well-being, including social, educational, eco nomic, physical, and cultural components, while addressing the interrelationships among them CRI Crisis and Readiness Initiative Data Architecture Defines how data is stored, managed, and uti lized in a data management system Direct Cost The value of all goods and services that are consumed in the provision of an intervention or in dealing with effects or future consequences that are linked to it Disability Refers to any long- or short-term reduction of a person's activity as a result of an acute or chronic condition EAP Employee Assistance Program EHRS Electronic Health Record System FEHBP Federal Employee Health Benefits Program FFRDC Federally Funded Research and Development Center FMLA Family and Medical Leave Act FTE Full-Time Equivalent HAN Health Alert Network HERO Health Enhancement Research Organization Health Promotion A comprehensive social and political process that embraces actions directed at strengthening the skills and capabilities of individuals, and chang ing social, environmental, and economic condi tions to relieve their impact on individual and public health HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act HMO Health Maintenance Organization HPMS Health and Productivity Management System HPWT Health Promotion and Wellness Team HRA Health Risk Appraisal
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... APPENDIX A 173 IH/WBMS Integrated health/well-being management system Indirect Cost Refers to productivity gains or losses related to illness or death Integrated A system that combines services within a health plan to provide the complete spectrum of care for its participants. In a fully integrated system the key elements are in balance in terms of matching resources with the needs of participants Medical Cost The direct medical expenditures associated with illness, disease, or disability Meta-analysis A method for combining and integrating the results of independent studies of the effect of a given intervention Metric A quantitative measure of performance that should drive appropriate leadership or manage ment action NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NIEHS National Institute of Environmental Health and Safety NIOSH National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Occupational Health The promotion and maintenance of the highest degree of physical, mental and social well-being of workers in all occupations by preventing departures from health, controlling risks and adapting work to people, and people to their jobs OCHMO Office of the Chief Health and Medical Officer OH Occupational Health OHSMS Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems OPHEP Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness OPM Office of Personnel Management OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration PIPE Penetration, Implementation, Participation, and Effectiveness
From page 174...
... as additional data becomes avail able Presenteeism On-the-job productivity loss that is illness re lated; for example, problems such as allergies, asthma, chronic back pain, migraines, arthritis and depression; also related to productivity loss resulting from caregiving, lack of job satisfac tion, and organization culture Preventive Medicine A branch of medicine concerned with preventing disease Productivity The amount of work or production output per unit of input from labor, equipment, and/or capital used R&D Research and Development Resilient Able to adapt and rebound readily following an adverse event Risk Factor Social, economic, or biological status, behaviors or environments associated causally or increase susceptibility to disease, illness, or injury SOLAR Site for On-line Learning and Resources StD Short-term disability STEPS Steps to a Healthier U.S. Workforce Initiative USDHHS U.S.
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... APPENDIX A 175 Well-Being An optimum condition of health, based on a balanced lifestyle, in which an individual expe riences satisfaction and confidence in personal levels of fitness Wellness A health care process that fosters awareness of and attitudes toward healthy lifestyles that enable individuals to make informed choices to achieve optimum physical and mental health WHO World Health Organization

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