Chicago, IL----December 14, 2018---The AAOHN (American Association of Occupational Health Nurses) Foundation received $15,000 from The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS (NYSE: UPS).
The grant will be used to offer six (6) $2,500 grants to American Occupational Health Nurses in pursuit of post-secondary education in nursing or other relevant academic degrees.
The AAOHN Foundation is committed to ensuring that occupational and environmental health nurses are seen as the authority on health, safety, productivity and disability management for worker populations by providing them the opportunity to continue their education and conduct research which supports the sustainability of the profession. To learn more about the AAOHN Foundation, visit http://aaohn.org/page/foundation.
“These scholarship recipients represent the occupational health nurse striving with passion and dedication to provide quality care to those workers they are responsible for every day,” said Grace Fortuna, AAOHN Foundation Chair. “Our recipients are leaders in workforce health and safety and the AAOHN Foundation is proud to provide funding for their continued education including research as they grow in the profession.” AAOHN members qualify for these funds by meeting a strict set of criteria, are selected by a Review Panel, and are chosen based on demonstrated need for professional development and the potential for future contribution to the profession and their future goals.
Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, Ga., The UPS Foundation identifies specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues. In support of this strategic approach, The UPS Foundation has identified the following focus areas for giving: volunteerism diversity, community safety and the environment.
In 2017, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $118 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at http://UPS.com/foundation. To get UPS news direct, visit http://pressroom.ups.com/RSS.
“The UPS Foundation is honored to support AAOHN Foundation’s efforts to support occupational and environmental health professionals continued education leading to improved worker health and safety by preventing workplace illnesses and injuries said Eduardo Martinez, president of the UPS Foundation and chief diversity and inclusion officer at UPS. “Our goal is to fund powerful programs that make a lasting difference to the global community.”