AAOHN is a NIOSH Total Worker Health® Affiliate. Learn more. The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. (AAOHN) signed a collaborative agreement in 2016 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.
American Nurses Association
AAOHN is an ANA affiliate that belongs to ANA as an organization. Working together, AAOHN, ANA and these organizational affiliates seek to share information and collaborate in finding solutions to issues that face the nursing profession, regardless of specialty. As an affiliate, AAOHN holds a voting seat in both ANA’s House of Delegates and ANA’s Congress of Nursing Practice and Economics. This affiliate membership allows the nursing profession and health care consumers benefit from opportunities to speak with aligned voices as a result of the collaboration that occurs.
Bone & Joint Initiative
The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) is the U.S. National Action Network of the Global Bone and Joint Decade, a multi-disciplinary initiative targeting the care of people with musculoskeletal conditions— bone and joint disorders. Its focus is on improving your quality of life as well as advancing the understanding and treatment of those conditions through research, prevention and education. Bones, and the joints that create function and movement, are connected by muscle and ligaments. Their state of health and how they enable you to lead an active and healthy life is what the Initiative aims to improve.