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AAOHN Joins Friends of NIOSH to Support Continued Funding

The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) has joined Friends of NIOSH in urging Congress to support adequate, stable funding for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for Fiscal Year 2014.
Housed within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NIOSH is the primary federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for work-related illness and injury prevention. NIOSH information and research generate products and services designed to help avert workplace illness, injury, disability and death.

AAOHN is particularly supportive of continued funding to the NIOSH Education and Research Centers (ERCs) that help meet the demand for qualified occupational safety and health (OS&H) professionals in the United States. The ERCs conduct academic and research training programs as well as continuing education and outreach programs to help meet the training demand. This program has had a significant impact on the prevention of worker exposure to OS&H hazards by supplying OS&H practitioners, researchers, and leaders in the field.

Tell Congress Your ERC Story - We’ve made it easy!

Do you have experience with a NIOSH program or have you benefitted from the ERCs’ education opportunities and programs? AAOHN members are encouraged to contact members of Congress, especially those on the Appropriations Committees, and share your story.

Add your name and story to the letter template:
A draft letter template is available for you to download and use to contact Congress.

Locate your Congressional representatives and use the contact form on their website to send your message:

House directory
Senate directory

Both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees have subcommittees on Labor, Health & Human Services and Related Agencies. These subcommittee members are especially important to contact:

House subcommittee members
Senate subcommittee members

Your support is appreciated.