Appendix A: The Chief Public Health Officer's Report on The State of Public Health in Canada 2010 – List of acronyms

Appendix A: List of Acronyms

AD:
Assistive devices
ADL:
Activities of daily living
ADRD:
Alzheimer's disease and related dementias
ALIVE:
Active Living in Vulnerable Elders
AMD:
Age-related macular degeneration
BMI:
Body mass index
BNSS:
Bringing Nutrition Screening to Seniors
CAOT:
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
Candrive:
Canadian Driving Research Initiative for Vehicular Safety in the Elderly
CCHS:
Canadian Community Health Survey
CCSMH:
Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health
CDHA:
Canadian Dental Hygienists Association
CDI:
Clostridium difficle infection
CDKTN:
Canadian Dementia Knowledge Translation Network
CHMS:
Canadian Health Measures Survey
CIHR:
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
CMHC:
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
CPHO:
Chief Public Health Officer
CPP:
Canada Pension Plan
EI:
Employment Insurance
FEAI:
Federal Elder Abuse Initiative
FNIHCC:
First Nations and Inuit Home and Community Care
GAINS:
Guaranteed Annual Income System
GIS:
Guaranteed Income Supplement
HAI:
Healthcare-associated infections
HRSDC:
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
iDAPT:
Intelligent Design for Adaptation, Participation and Technology
IHD:
Ischemic heart disease
LPSH:
Licensed private senior housing
MHCC:
Mental Health Commission of Canada
MRSA:
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
NACA:
National Advisory Council on Aging
NAHO:
National Aboriginal Health Organization
NHSP:
New Horizons for Seniors Program
NICE:
National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly
OAS:
Old Age Security
OECD:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
PHAC:
Public Health Agency of Canada
PIP:
Pharmaceutical Information Program
PRISMA:
Program of Research to Integrate Services for the Maintenance of Autonomy
QPP:
Quebec Pension Plan
RCMP:
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
RRSP:
Registered Retirement Savings Plan
SAYGO:
Steady As You Go
SCREEN:
Seniors in the Community Risk Evaluation for Eating and Nutrition
SES:
Socio-economic status
SIPA:
System of Integrated Care for Older Persons
SMART:
Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together
SMHPL:
Seniors' mental health policy lens
SPA:
Spouse's Allowance
UN:
United Nations
UTA:
University of the Third Age
VIP:
Veterans Independence Program
VON:
Victorian Order of Nurses
VRE:
Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus
WHO:
World Health Organization
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