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EAP – Employee Assistance Program

EAPA – Employee Assistance Professionals Association

Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment Program (EPSDT) – A federally funded program to provide preventative health care to poor children ecigible for Medicaid. One of the essential purposes of the program is to ensure that eligible children are screened for potential health problems, vision, hearing, and dental problems on a regular basis so that problems can be identified and treated early.

Early Intervention (EI) – A process used to recognize warning signs for mental health problems and to take early action against factors that put individuals at risk.

EBP – Evidence Based Practices

EBT – Electronic Benefits Transfer System (Welfare Benefits via Credit Card)

EEO – Equal Employment Opportunity

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome – A rare disorder of connective tissue that results in unusually flexible joints, very elastic skin, and fragile tissues. Typical symptoms include flexible joints, a humpback, flat feet, and elastic skin.

EIN – Employee Identification Number

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) – Highly controversial technique that uses low voltage electrical stimulation of the brain to treat some forms of major depression, acute mania and some forms of schizophrenia.

Eligibility Verification System (EVS) – Used to determine if a recipient has already selected a managed care organization.

Elimination Disorders – The essential feature of these disorders is the lack of control over bladder or bowel not caused by a physical disorder.

Emergency Crisis Services – 24-hour services that can be used at any time day or night in a crisis or emergency situation to ensure the safety and assist in resolving the crisis.

Empowerment – The ability to exercise influence and control over the services one’s child receives.

EMS – Emergency Medical Services

EMTA/Lift Transportation Program – Transportation to authorized medical or behavioral health care appointments for Health Choices eligible members who are experiencing transportation barriers.

Enhanced Personal Care Homes – Supported group living for adults with serious mental illness. Mental health treatment and supports are provided in this setting.

EOC – Employment Opportunity Centers

EOTC – Employment Opportunity and Training Centers

Equipped for the Future (EFF) – National Institute for Literacy’s initiative to develop a standards-based approach to reforming the adult literacy field and improving linkages between public and private programs that support adults.

ER – Emergency Room

ERISA – Employees Retirement Income Security Act, 1974

ESL – English as a Second Language

EVS – Eligibility Verification System

Extranet – A collaborative network that uses Internet technology to link organizations with their suppliers, customers and other organizations that share common goals or information.