AAOHN Becomes NIOSH Total Worker Health® Affiliate

PENSACOLA, Fla. (March 11, 2016) – The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. (AAOHN) announced today it has signed a collaborative agreement to become a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), US Department of Health and Human Services, Total Worker Health® Affiliate.

The purpose of becoming an affiliate is to engage in mutually beneficial activities that advance the goals of the NIOSH Office for Total Worker Health, as well as to promote the safety, health and well-being of workers. This will be accomplished through research, program development, education, and the promotion of programming, and the full support and advancement of the principles, policies and practices of the NIOSH Office for Total Worker Health.

“AAOHN and the NIOSH Office for Total Worker Health share a commitment to the values and goals of integrating protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness prevention efforts,” said Jeannie Tomlinson, president of AAOHN. “We are excited about the opportunities for collaboration and the resources we will be able to present to our members as a NIOSH Total Worker Health affiliate.”

AAOHN and the NIOSH Office for Total Worker Health will disseminate publications and other communications products and cross-promote individual and joint activities.

“This relationship will increase AAOHN’s capacity to share and develop research and enhance our ability to deliver effective education and programming that members can use in support of creating a stronger culture of health in the workplace,” said Kay Campbell, executive director of AAOHN.

The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) is a 4,500 member professional association dedicated to advancing the health, safety, and productivity of domestic and global workforces by providing education, research, public policy, and practice resources for occupational and environmental health nurses throughout the United States and the world. These professionals are the largest group of health care providers serving the worksite. AAOHN is comprised of chapter organizations that are incorporated agencies under their state regulations. For more information, visit www.aaohn.org.

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