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Glossary of Terms, Acronyms and Abbreviations

Acronyms are often used by public and private agencies as timesaving, shorthand  ways to communicate lengthy titles or basic concepts.

This glossary provides a quick reference to the terms, acronyms and abbreviations commonly used by this Department. The Departments of Health Services (DHS) and Workforce Development (DWD) have many closely related programs and systems. You may also wish to visit the DWD acronym glossary.

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