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Glossary of Terms, Acronyms and Abbreviations: T - Z

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T Definition
T18 Title XVIII - Medicare
T19 Title XIX - Medicaid, Medical Assistance, MA
TACL Training Adolescents for Community Living; a program at Mendota Mental Health Institute for treatment of adolescents who have a combination of a mild developmental disability, an emotional or behavioral disturbance and social skill deficits.
TAG Technical advisory group.
TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
TAP (a) Treatment Alternatives Program (AODA).
TAP (b) Telecommunications Assistance Program administered by DHS Division of Long Term Care.
TAU Tribal Affairs Unit in the DHFS Office of Strategic Finance.
TBI Traumatic Brain Injury
TDD Telecommunication Device for the Deaf.
TEFAP The Emergency Food Assistance Program is a federal program that provides food commodities to food pantries and prepared meal sites.
THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY A residential treatment modality for the more serious cases of drug abuse; there are today 2 therapeutic communities in Wisconsin.
TIC Trauma Informed Care
TITLE III of the Older Americans Act: Provides direction and funding to states to develop a comprehensive coordinated system of services thorough planning and Advocacy.
TITLE IV-A of the Social Security Act of 1935, as amended: Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC).
TITLE IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; prohibits discrimination based on sex in federally funded educational programs or activities.
TITLE V (b) of the Older Americans Act-Senior Community Services Employment Program.
TITLE V-A of the Social Security Act of 1935, as amended: Maternal and Child Health.
TITLE VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in federally funded programs or activities.
TITLE VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, national origin, sex or religion.
Title XIX Medicaid, Medical Assistance, MA
TITLE XVI of the Social Security Act of 1935, as amended: Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
Title XVIII Medicare
TITLE XXI of the Social Security Act of 1935, as amended: state children's health insurance program.
TLC Technology Learning Center in DHFS.
TRAILS Testing Realities and Investigating Lifestyles; an alcohol and drug abuse prevention program for Indian youths.
TTY Text telephone writer which transcribes telephone messages received from people with hearing impairments.U
 
U Definition
UNIFORM FEE SYSTEM Uniform methods and procedures administered by the Department for charging fees for social services and mental hygiene services, including fees for residential care, on the basis of the client's, spouse's or parent's ability to pay. See ch. HFS 1 rules.
UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS Precautionary measures to be taken by health care workers in regard to blood and other body fluids when caring for patients, as recommended by the U.S. Public Health Service's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to prevent transmission of HIV and other blood-borne and body fluid-borne infections. See OSHA standard for occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens, 29 CFR 1810.1030.
UPC Uniform placement criteria for AODA services.
USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture.
 
V Definition
VENDOR Under the WIC program, a grocery store or pharmacy authorized by the state WIC office to sell authorized foods to program participants.
VITAL RECORD A certificate of birth, death, divorce or annulment, a marriage document or a fetal death report, which ch. 69, Stats., requires be prepared whenever one of these events occurs and be filed in the office of the register of deeds for the county or, for some cities, in the city health office, where a copy is maintained and the original sent to DHS; part of a nationwide system for recording these events.
VR Vocational rehabilitation; services to enable persons with a physical or mental handicap to become employable.
 
W Definition
W-2 Wisconsin Works, the state's program to replace AFDC. Makes cash assistance dependent on taking a job or undertaking job training. Cash benefits limited to 60 months. Administered by DWD. Began September 1997.
WAAODA Wisconsin Association on Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse.
WAD Wisconsin Association for the Deaf.
WAHSA Wisconsin Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (non-profit).
WALDO Wisconsin Asbestos and Lead Database Online (WALDO) is our online asbestos and lead certification database offered for public access.
WALHDAB Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards.
WANH Wisconsin Association of Nursing Homes (for-profit).
WARF Wisconsin Association of Residential Facilities; represents CBRF providers.
WATTS REVIEW Annual review by a guardian ad litem of the status of a person protectively placed under ch. 55, Wis.Stats., and subsequent summary or full hearing by a court on the finding.
WCA(a) Wisconsin Counties Association.
WCA(b) formerly named Wisconsin Coalition for Advocacy now called Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW); a Madison-based organization doing legal and other advocacy to protect and promote the interests of persons with a developmental disability or a mental illness.
WCDD Formerly Wisconsin Council on Developmental Disabilities, now called Board on Developmental Disabilities.
WCHSA Wisconsin Counties Human Services Association.
WCRS Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System
WDC Wisconsin Disability Coalition.
WEAVR Wisconsin Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry, or WEAVR, is a secure, password-protected, web-based volunteer registration system for health care and behavioral health professionals.
WEDSS Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System is a secure, web-based system designed to facilitate reporting, investigation, and surveillance of communicable diseases in Wisconsin. It is designed for public health staff, infection control practitioners, clinical laboratories, clinics, and other disease reporters.
WEHA Wisconsin Environmental Health Association.
WEM Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) is the lead state agency charged with coordinating the state's planning, preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery efforts for natural and man-caused disasters.
WEPA Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act, s. 1.11, Wisconsin Statutes; requires environmental assessments and environmental impact statements (EIS) for proposed actions of state agencies that will affect the physical and natural environment.
WHA Wisconsin Hospital Association.
WHO Wisconsin Homecare Organization; home health agencies.
WI-1 DMAT Wisconsin-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team
WIBS (Work Incentive Benefit Specialist) An individual that has been trained in disability benefits and rules that apply to people with disabilities when they are working or lanning to work and earn money.
WIC Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program; seeks to improve the health of low-income, nutritionally at-risk pregnant and nursing women and infants and children under age five through improved nutrition made possible by nutrition education and vouchers for the purchase of certain foods.
WIR The Wisconsin Immunization Registry is a computerized Internet database application records and tracks immunization dates of Wisconsin's children and adults.
WiSACWIS Wisconsin Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information Systems
WISCONSIN DIFFERENCE COALITION A coalition of some 30 organizations which advocate for public funding of human services in Wisconsin.
WISCONSIN FAIR EMPLOYMENT ACT Sections 111.31 to 111.395, Stats. Prohibits discrimination in employment based on age, race, creed, color, handicap, marital status, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, arrest record or conviction record.
WISH Wisconsin Interactive Statistics on Health
WISHIN Wisconsin Statewide Health Information Network
WMHI Winnebago Mental Health Institute near Oshkosh.
WPHA Wisconsin Public Health Association.
WPHCA Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association.
WRA Wisconsin Rehabilitation Association.
WRC Wisconsin Resource Center near Oshkosh; administered by the DHS Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for the purpose of providing individualized care and treatment for mental illness, a developmental disability or substance abuse to inmates transferred from the Department of Correction's maximum and medium security institutions.
WSC Wisconsin Stroke Committee
WSLH Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene provide Clinical, Water and Other Environmental, and Industrial Hygiene analytical services, specialized public health procedures, reference testing, training, technical assistance and consultation for private and public health agencies.
WSRCC (Formerly) Wilson Street Regional Computing Center.
WSSA Wisconsin Social Services Association.
WWRC Wisconsin Women’s Resource Center
WWWP Wisconsin Well Woman Program provides preventive health screening services to women with little or no health insurance coverage.
 
X Definition
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Z Definition
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