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Taxonomy Name Taxonomy Code Taxonomy Definition
 
Adaptive Fitness HS-ADA Fitness equipment that is adapted to meet the needs of users certain conditions; sports and games whose rules of play or playing formats have been changed to allow people with functional or cognitive disabilities to play.
 
Asthma  DX-AST Programs that provide comprehensive assessment, diagnostic and/or treatment services for individuals who have asthma, a respiratory disorder that is characterized by recurrent episodes of difficulty breathing.
 
Cancer DX-CAN Clinical services or social services for patients and families of patients with a history of cancer.
 
Cardiovascular Disease DX-CAD Programs that are staffed by specialists who provide comprehensive medical management including preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for individuals who have diseases or other conditions that affect the heart, lungs and blood vessels. Cardiologists manage complex cardiac conditions such as heart attacks and life threatening abnormal heart beat rhythms in settings such as coronary care units of hospitals.
 
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) / Emphysema  DX-COP Programs or services within the San Diego Integrated Health Community that address the primary diagnosis of COPD/Emphysema. A chronic pulmonary disease that is characterized by an increase beyond normal in the size of air spaces in the smaller subdivisions of the bronchial tubes accompanied by destructive changes in their walls.
 
Congestive Heart Failure DX-CHF The Congestive Heart Failure Clinic uses both the traditional model of seeing patients (one-on-one encounters with cardiologists) as well as a group medical visit mean to augment the education of patients. This is a multidisciplinary program with the involvement of nurses, pharmacists, and nutritionists. 
 
dementia / Alzheimer's DX-DEM Programs that offer any of a variety of therapeutic approaches which are intended to maximize the existing cognitive functioning of people who have Alzheimer's disease, Pick's disease or other forms of cognitive impairment. Interventions include structured activities and exercises that are designed for people who have a short attention span and require extra verbal and visual stimulation with the objective of enhancing the individual's perception of the environment, promoting trust, reducing anxiety, avoiding over stimulation and maximizing communication skills.
 
Diabetes DX-DIA Programs that help people of all ages who have juvenile, adult or gestational diabetes understand and manage their illness. Included are programs that provide comprehensive preventive, diagnostic and treatment services on an inpatient or outpatient basis as well as less formal programs that emphasize education and may provide any combination of supportive services such as case management, assistance in obtaining needed products and services, and assistance in following the prescribed treatment regimen.
 
Dialysis / End Stage Renal Disease DX-REN Programs that provide equipment that is used to clean the blood of patients in whom one or both kidneys are defective or absent, and to remove excess accumulation of drugs or chemicals in the blood.
 
HIV/AIDS DX-HIV Programs or services within the San Diego Integrated Health Community that address the primary diagnosis of HIV/AIDS.
 
Hypertension DX-HYP Programs or services within the San Diego Integrated Health Community that address the primary diagnosis of Hypertension.
 
Mental Health and Behavior Health DX-MHS Programs that provide preventive, diagnostic and treatment services in a variety of community and hospital-based settings to help people achieve, maintain and enhance a state of emotional well-being, personal empowerment and the skills to cope with everyday demands without excessive stress or reliance on alcohol or other drugs. Treatment may include emotional support, introspection and problem-solving assistance using a variety of modalities and approaches, and medication, as needed, for individuals who have a physical and/or psychological dependency on one or a combination of addictive substances or for people who range from experiencing difficult life transitions or problems in coping with daily living to those with severe, chronic mental illnesses that seriously impact their lives.
 
Obesity DX-OBE A condition in which an individual has an abnormal amount of fat on the body. The term is not applied unless a person is from 20 to 30% overweight for his or her age, gender and height. -Programs that promote the benefits of healthy eating and encourage people of all ages to voluntarily adopt food choices and other food and nutrition-related behaviors that are conducive to health and well-being. People are encouraged to choose a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fat-free or low-fat milk products while limiting their consumption of saturated fats, sodium and sugars, controlling their intake of alcohol and balancing their overall food intake with physical activity. The objective of many of these programs is to prevent obesity in children and adolescents and the increased risk of associated health problems such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and Type 2 diabetes that often persist during adulthood. -Programs that evaluate an individual's height, weight and body composition as a means of assessing overall health and fitness. Included are programs that calculate a person's Body Mass Index (BMI), a figure that is based on the weight (in kilograms) divided by the height (in meters) squared and interpreted using a table which shows value ranges for people who are underweight, have normal weight or are overweight; and those that look at the individual's body weight in terms of percentage of body fat, lean body mass (including organs, muscle and bone) and percentage of body water. Personalized recommendations for nutrition and exercise may also be provided for people with underdeveloped musculature or excessive body fat. These tests may be provided as components of nutrition assessment and prescription services or physical fitness assessment programs, but are often available as separate screenings.
 
Other Condition-Specific Services DX-OTH Any services not covered by current Condition-Specific Services taxonomy.
 
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)  DX-PTS Programs that focus on identifying and treating the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
 
Pregnancy  DX-NAT Any variety of resources for pregnant families/individuals.
 
Stroke DX-STR Multidisciplinary programs that combine the resources of physical, occupational and speech therapists to help individuals who have been disabled by a stroke recover their mobility and ability to communicate or develop alternative approaches or skills.
 
Substance Abuse DX-DAA Programs that provide preventive, diagnostic and treatment services to help people achieve, maintain and enhance a state of emotional well-being, personal empowerment and the skills to cope with everyday demands without excessive stress or reliance on alcohol or other drugs. Treatment may include emotional support, introspection and problem-solving assistance using a variety of modalities and approaches, and medication, as needed, for individuals who have a physical and/or psychological dependency on one or a combination of addictive substances or for people who range from experiencing difficult life transitions or problems in coping with daily living to those with severe, chronic mental illnesses that seriously impact their lives.
 
Traumatic Brain Injury DX-TBI Programs that develop an individually tailored treatment plan that combines the resources of physical, occupational and speech/language therapists; physiatrists (physical medicine specialists); neuropsychologists/psychiatrists; cognitive rehabilitation therapists; rehabilitation nurses; vocational counselors; social workers and/or other specialists to help individuals who have been disabled by an acquired brain injury attain their maximum level of functioning and quality of life. Common disabilities experienced by ABI patients following acute treatment and medical stabilization include problems with cognition (thinking, memory, and reasoning), sensory processing (sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell), communication (expression and understanding), and behavior or mental health (depression, anxiety, personality changes, aggression, acting out, and social inappropriateness). Therapy generally focuses on behavioral management, neuropsychological adaptation, environmental structuring, eating and swallowing management, cognitive and communication skills, daily living and social skills, self-care, ambulation, academic and vocational skills, and community reintegration. The goal of brain injury rehabilitation is to restore functions and skills that can be recovered and to help patients learn to do things differently when functioning cannot be restored to pre-injury levels.
 
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Health Service
Taxonomy Name Taxonomy Code Taxonomy Definition
 
Child Abuse HS-CAB Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of child abuse.
 
Domestic Abuse  HS-DAB Programs that provide immediate assistance for women and men who have experienced domestic abuse which may include steps to ensure the person's safety; short-term emotional support; assistance with shelter; legal information and advocacy; referrals for medical treatment; ongoing counseling and/or group support; and other related services.
 
Durable Medical Equipment (DME) HS-DME Durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers or hospital beds as well as drugs that are used in conjunction with medical equipment.
 
Elder Abuse HS-EAB Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of elder and/or dependent adult abuse.
 
Fitness  HS-FIT Fitness centers, clinics, clubs that provide equipment and/or instruction intended for improving overall physical health.
 
Health and Wellness Counseling / Coaching HS-HWC Programs that offer instructions and training in a sport such as bowling, tennis, golf and swimming.  Specialized  Instructors, using their knowledge of their sport and physiology, will determine the level of difficulty of exercises,  prescribe specific drills and correct  techniques.
 
Health and Wellness Education HS-HWE Programs that offer individual and/or group sessions which assist participants to understand how their lifestyle impacts their physical and mental health and to develop personal practices that enhance their total well-being. Wellness programs are holistic and combine a variety of components which may include a general physical examination that is tailored to the individual's needs; an evaluation of the person's pattern of exercise, eating habits, sources of stress and other lifestyle elements that are potential risk factors; and the development and implementation of an individualized plan for prevention management and early intervention to optimize health and performance which may include physical fitness sessions, nutrition counseling, stress reduction techniques, biofeedback, practice in assuming responsibility for one's choices, and other specific measures for avoiding physical and mental health problems.
 
Home Health  HS-HHC Programs that make necessary medical services available in the homes of people who are aged, ill or convalescing.
 
Maternal and Infant Health HS-MIH

- Programs that are staffed by specialists who provide comprehensive care for women who are at risk or have encountered complications in pregnancy, labor or delivery due to medical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes or renal disease, or infectious diseases. - Programs that prepare expectant mothers for childbirth and provide health care services for mothers and infants during pregnancy and following birth.

- Infants and children who are at risk for developmental delays or other problems because of congenital abnormalities; perinatal medical complications including anoxia, low birth weight, prematurity, respiratory distress syndrome, or metabolic or central nervous system disorders; medical problems that have their onset following birth.

- Programs that identify infants, toddlers and in some cases, preschoolers who show evidence of or are at risk for lags in physical development, cognitive development, language and speech development, psychosocial development or self-help skills, and provide or coordinate the delivery of an enrichment program in order to minimize the potential for a developmental delay and to meet their current developmental needs.

- Programs that are designed to raise awareness of the measures people can take to prevent accidents and provide for the safety of young children. The programs deal broadly with a wide range of infant and child safety issues rather than focusing on specific areas of risk.

 
Mind-Body Medicine HS-MBM Programs that feature mental exercises, promote physical exercise, proper nutrition, adequate sleep, stress management strategies, recommendations regarding other sound lifestyle choices and/or other activities whose objective is to maintain or increase brain function including attention, memory, processing speed, visual processing, auditory processing, reasoning and working memory.
 
Nutrition HS-NUT programs that  help to prevent and treat illnesses by promoting healthy eating habits and recommending dietary modifications such as the use of less salt for those with high blood pressure or the reduction of fat and sugar intake for those who are overweight. 
 
Other Health Services HS-OTH Other health services not covered by current Health Service taxonomy.
 
Physical Rehabilitation HS-PMR Programs that are staffed by specialists who provide comprehensive diagnostic, treatment and management services for people who have a physical disability, either individually or as the leader of an interdisciplinary team. Physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists (also known as physiatrists) focus on restoring function using physical means rather than surgery. They prescribe medication, order assistive devices such as a brace or an artificial limb, recommend therapy (e.g., heat and cold, electrotherapies, trigger point injections, massage, biofeedback and traction) and set up exercise programs.
 
Sexual Assault HS-SAT Programs that provide crisis, short-term, and/or ongoing in-person counseling for people who are coping with the emotional trauma of being forced to engage in sexual intercourse or other sexual acts without their consent. Counseling and support may be offered in a variety of settings and may include individual, conjoint, family and group therapy sessions for the survivor and/or significant others.
 
Stress Management  HS-STR Programs that utilize a variety of techniques including demonstration, exercise and discussion to help participants increase their understanding of the conditions and habits that lead to stress, to learn more about the effects of stress on the body, to identify the stressors in their own lives, and to develop better ways of reducing or managing stress in their personal relationships and work environment. The program may include instruction in and practice of physical exercises, relaxation techniques and other mechanisms for coping with stress.
 
Tobacco Cessation  HS-TOC Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of smoking and nicotine addiction.
 
Weight Management HS-HWP Programs that utilize one or a variety of techniques including nutrition education, exercise, special diets, protein sparing fasting, behavior modification, hypnosis, medication or surgery to help individuals who have a weight control problem gain or lose weight to achieve a more healthful body weight and develop a lifestyle that allows them to maintain that weight.
 
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Social Service
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Assisted Living / Skilled Nursing Facility SS-NUR Residential facilities specially constructed or converted to combine housing and supportive services in a "homelike" environment with the goal of maximizing the individual functioning and autonomy of residents. Skilled Nursing Facilities are health care facilities or distinct parts of hospitals that provide intensive nursing services as well as supportive services for people who require continuous inpatient care but who are not in an acute phase of an illness.
 
Benefits SS-BEN - Programs that provide benefits screening services which help individuals determine whether they are eligible for benefits through any of a wide variety of public, private, federal, state and local programs. - - - Programs that provide assistance for people who are having difficulty understanding and/or obtaining grants, payments, services or other benefits to which they are entitled by law.
 
Caregiver Support  SS-CGS Resources that are specifically available to the primary caregiver of patients.
 
Childcare SS-CCS Programs that are licensed to provide supervised care within designated facilities for children during some portion of a 24-hour day. - Programs that cover all or part of the cost of child care in public and licensed private child care centers or private family child care homes, usually for low-income families or families which include children with disabilities in situations where parents are working, in school or in a training program.
 
Education and training  SS-EDU Schools or education programs within the formal education system or offered by outside agencies.
 
Employment SS-EMP

- Programs that provide employment opportunities for people who are searching for jobs; assist people who are able and willing to work by helping them prepare for, find, secure and retain suitable employment; provide work site evaluation and/or modification support; and/or seek to develop employment opportunities in various fields for people who need a position.

- Programs that provide information and guidance for people who need to evaluate their aptitude, abilities and interests in order to choose a vocation or career and select the type of training that will enable them to obtain and progress in positions in the public or private sector that are productive and fulfilling.

- Programs that provide financial assistance to help individuals pay union dues, union initiation fees, special exam and licensing fees and other work-related fees in situations where the person is unable to make the payment without support.

 
Faith-Based / Spiritual Support  SS-FSS Programs that specialize in providing therapeutic interventions which focus on helping people relate to and resolve their problems and concerns in the context of their own spiritual beliefs.
 
Family Support SS-FMS Programs that provide a wide variety of social services that are designed to support the healthy development of families, improve family interaction skills and help fragile families to resolve their problems at a pre-crisis stage before they become unmanageable.
 
Financial Services SS-FIN

- Programs that provide assistance for people who are experiencing an unexpected financial shortfall and have insufficient resources to obtain essential services or to meet expenses in situations where financial assistance related to their specific circumstance is unavailable. Monetary assistance may be in the form of cash, loans, checks or vouchers. Additional services may include financial planning and counseling; fiduciary; financial advisory.

- Programs, generally supported by donations from the community, that provide gifts such as clothing, toys and other items to help low income individuals and families, older adults, hospital patients and others celebrate any of the annual holidays.

 
Home Care  SS-IHS A program administered by the county that provides financial assistance which enables people who are aged, blind or have a disability, are limited in their ability to care for themselves and cannot live safely at home without assistance to obtain homemakers or chore workers to help them in their homes.
 
Homeless Assistance SS-HOM Programs that provide shelter and supportive services for homeless individuals and/or families with the goal of helping them live independently and transition into permanent housing.
 
Houses of Worship SS-HOW Churches, synagogues, mosques and other places of worship where people of different religious persuasions gather to practice their faith.
 
Housing  SS-HOU Provides information and/or assistance with locating housing. Assistance may come in the forms of search assistance, relocation assistance, financial assistance, or application assistance.
 
Legal SS-LAW Services that provide legal assistance in the form of advisoryship, representation, mediatory or legal document preparation.
 
Other Social Services  SS-OTH Other social services that do not fall under current taxonomy.
 
Relationships / Marriage SS-RMC Services geared toward individuals or couples who want to learn to build healthy, lasting relationships and/or work through problems such as poor communication or infidelity in a current relationship or marriage.
 
Support Groups  SS-SGS Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have experienced or will be facing a similar situation.  Groups can share strengths, ideas, hopes and/ or help solve problems. 
 
Transportation SS-TXP

- Organizations that arrange for or provide transportation for individuals whose points of origin and destinations are within their community or other nearby communities. These organizations also provide information for the public about rates, schedules and routes for these services.

- Programs that provide for the basic transportation needs of the community including the local and long-distance conveyance of people and goods, and special arrangements for older adults, people with disabilities and other community residents who have no personal transportation and are unable to utilize public transportation.

 
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