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Acronym Glossary

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.

Topics E

  • EAP

    Employee Assistance Program; in places of employment, identification and referral for counseling of persons who exhibit alcohol abuse, drug abuse or emotional problems which affect their work.
  • EBP

    An approach to clinical practice that incorporates the best evidence from studies, patient values and preferences, and the clinician's expertise in making decisions about a patient's care.

  • EBT

    Electronic Benefits Transfer; a system to transfer food stamp benefits electronically instead of physical stamp coupons.

  • EEN

    Exceptional educational needs.
  • EHB

    Essential Health Benefit

  • EHR

    Electronic Health Records
  • EIS

    Environmental impact statement; required of a state agency by the Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act, s. 1.11, Wisconsin Statutes, when that agency proposes a major action affecting the environment.

    Enrollment Management Central Application Processing Operation

  • EMS

    Emergency Medical Services.
  • EMT

    Emergency medical technician.
  • EPA

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • EPHT

    The Wisconsin Environmental Public Health Tracking (WI EPHT) website provides data and information on a variety of environment public health topics.


    Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment; a Medicaid health care benefit especially created for young people. In Wisconsin, this benefit is called HealthCheck.

  • ESRD

    End-Stage Renal Disease

  • ETN

    educational teleconference network
  • EVHI

    Employment Verification of Health Insurance

Last revised February 14, 2024