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GovSpeak: A Guide to U.S. Government Acronyms & Abbreviations: H

The most current, extensive and fully-linked listing of U.S. government agency, office, program and publication acronyms.


H Bureau of Legislative Affairs (older link archive; archive2)
HAB Harmful Algal Blooms | HIV/AIDS Bureau (older link archive)
HABS Historic American Buildings Survey
HABSOS Harmful Algal BloomS Observing System
HAC Division of Health Care Access and Coverage (older link archive) | Health Administration Center (absorbed into CBOPC)
HACCP Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (older link archive)
HAC-TC Hazard Awareness & Characterization Technology Center
HAER Historic American Engineering Record
HAI Healthcare-Associated Infection
HAIC Healthcare-Associated Infections - Community Interface
HALS Historic American Landscapes Survey
HAMB HIV and AIDS Malignancy Branch
HAMP Home Affordable Modification Program
HAN Health Alert Network
HARB Healthcare Assessment Research Branch
HARP Home Affordable Refinance Program (defunct 12/18)
HATS Halocarbons and other Atmospheric Trace Species Group (older link archive)
HAWQS Hydrologic and Water Quality System
HAYSTAC Hidden Activity Signal and Trajectory Anomaly Characterization
Hazus Hazards-United States (older link archive)
HBB Health Behavior Branch (changed to SBSB; older link archive)
HBI Healthy Brain Initiative
HBIIP Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program
HBP Highway Bridge Program (reverted to HBRRP)
HBRB Health Behaviors Research Branch (older link archive)
HBRRP Highway Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program (changed to HBP, then reverted to HBRRP)
HBRT HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool
HCAAF Human Capital Assessment and Accountability Framework (unable to verify 4/20)
HCD4HS Human-centered Design for Human Services
HCFA Health Care Financing Administration (changed to CMS)
HCFAC Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program
HCHV Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program
HCIC Hurricane Contracting Information Center (unable to verify 2/09)
HCIRB Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch (older link archive)
HCMI Human Cancer Models Initiative (older link archive)
H-CORE HHS Coordination Operations and Response Element
HCP Habitat Conservation Plan (older link archive) | Healthcare and Consumer Products Section
HCPCS Healthcare Common Procedural Coding System
HCRL Horticultural Crops Research Laboratory (unable to verify 1/23; older link archive; archive2)
HCRU Horticultural Crops Research Unit (unable to verify 1/23, likely changed to Horticultural Crops Production and Genetic Improvement Research Unit; older link archive; archive2)
HCS Hazard Communication Standard (older link archive) | Housing Counseling System
HCSA Healthcare and Social Assistance
HCSD Health Communication Science Digest (discontinued 8/22)
HCUP Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project
HCV Office of Housing Choice Vouchers (older link archive)
HDGDC Historical Dietary Guidance Digital Collection (older link archive)
HDGM High Definition Geomagnetic Model
HDI Health Data Interactive (discontinued 7/16)
HDIAC Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center
HDP Heliophysics Data Portal | Heritage Documentation Programs (older link archive)
HDRP Healthcare Delivery Research Program
HDSC Hydrometeorological Design Studies Center
HDVEC Heavy-Duty Vehicle Emissions Calculator
HDW HRSA Data Warehouse (changed to
HDX Homelessness Data Exchange
HEAL Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative
HEALS Healthy Eating and Active LifeStyles
HEASARC High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center
HEC Higher Education Challenge Grants Program (older link archive; archive2)
HEC IWG High End Computing Interagency Working Group
HECAT Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool
HEDIS Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set
HEDR Hanford Environmental Dose Reconstruction Project
HEEAD Health and Environmental Effects Assessment Division
HEER Higher Education Emergency Relief
HEERF Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund
HEI Healthy Eating Index (older link archive; archive2)
HEIS Hanford Environmental Information System
HELD Health Effects Laboratory Division
HHI Healthy Homes Initiative (older link archive)
HHLPSS Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Surveillance System
HHRA Human Health Risk Assessment (older link archive)
HHS Department of Health and Human Services
HHTS Healthy Homes Technical Studies
HiAP Health in All Policies
HIATUS Human Interpretable Attribution of Text using Underlying Structure
HIC Histology and Imaging Core | Housing Inventory Count (older link archive)
HIDTA High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (older link archive)
HIE Health Information Exchange (older link archive; archive2)
HIF Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility
HIFCA High Intensity Financial Crime Area (older link archive)
HIFLD Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data Working Group (older link archive; archive2)
HIG High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group
HIM Health Information Management Program
HINTS Health Information National Trends Survey
HIP Housing Improvement Program (older link archive) | Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program (older link archive; archive2)
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (older link archive)
HIPDB Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank (archive; merged into NPDB 5/13)
HIS Hydrographic and Impairment Statistics (older link archive)
HISPC Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration (older link archive; archive2; archive3)
HIT Office of Transportation Workforce Development and Technology Deployment
HITEC Homeland Identities, Targeting & Exploitation Center
HITL Humans in the Loop
HIU Humanitarian Information Unit (older link archive)
HIV/AIDS Divisions of HIV/AIDS Prevention (older link archive)
HIV DRP HIV Dynamics and Replication Program
HIVE Health Information Vision Exchange | Highly Integrated Vehicle Ecosystem
HIVIS Hydrologic Imagery Visualization and Information System
HIW Health Indicators Warehouse (discontinued 6/16)
HKNC Helen Keller National Center
HL Hydrology Laboratory (older link archive)
HLED U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue
HPI House Price Index
HPMS Highway Performance Monitoring System
HPOG Health Profession Opportunity Grants
HPP Hospital Preparedness Program (older link archive)
HPRP Heirs’ Property Relending Program (older link archive)
HPS Heritage Preservation Services (unable to verify 5/11) | Household Pulse Survey
HPSA Health Professional Shortage Areas (older link archive)
HPSP Health Professions Special Pays
HPSS High-Performance Storage System
HPTC Historic Preservation Training Center
HPTS Office of Transportation Policy Studies
HPV-IMPACT Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Impact Monitoring Project
HQO Division of Health Care Quality and Outcomes (older link archive)
HQS Housing Quality Standards
HRC Homelessness Resource Center (unable to verify 12/18)
HRCCT Health Resources County Comparison Tool (changed to HRCT)
HRCPO HR Connect Program Office (changed to EBS)
HRCT Health Resources Comparison Tool (unable to access 2/17)
HRD Hurricane Research Division
HRDF Human Rights and Democracy Fund (unable to verify 6/19)
HREB Hormonal and Reproductive Epidemiology Branch (unable to verify 5/16; likely changed to MEB)
HR LOB Human Resources Line of Business
HRP HIV Research Program (older link archive) | Human Research Program (older link archive; archive2)
HRPO Human Research Protection Office
HRQOL Health-Related Quality of Life
HRRP Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program
HRRR High-Resolution Rapid Refresh | High Risk Rural Roads
HRS Health and Retirement Study
HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration
HRSP Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section
HRT Hostage Rescue Team (older link archive)
HRVWCC Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center
HRVWCU Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Unit (changed to HRVWCC)
HS Hazard Services