AAOHN Partnerships

AAOHN collaborates with and leverages the support of other organizations through joint efforts aimed at promoting health and safety in workplaces and communities.

AAOHN Alliances

NIOSH Alliance

Under this partnership, AAOHN and the National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) through collaborative efforts and expertise identify workplace safety and health research needs, translate research into practice and promote the health and protection of workers. AAOHN and NIOSH have a mutual commitment to creating a culture of safety and health, and maintaining safe and healthful work environments. AAOHN and NIOSH will work cooperatively through the partnership to provide outreach, communication, and professional development opportunities regarding occupational safety and health, and facilitate the transfer and implementation of effective workplace illness and injury prevention measures.

The Nursing Organization AllianceTM

AAOHN is a member of the Nursing Organization Alliance, a coalition of nursing organizations united to create a strong voice for nurses. The Alliance provides a forum for identification, education, and collaboration building on issues of common interest to advance the nursing profession. AAOHN participates in the Alliance’s Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI) with an annual member scholarship award program.

National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable

The National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) is a broad coalition working to fight, and ultimately end, the hepatitis B and hepatitis C epidemics. AAOHN participates in the NVHR as a voting member in seeking an aggressive response from policymakers, public health officials, medical and health care providers, the media, and the general public through our advocacy, education, and technical assistance.

AAOHN Affiliations

niosh.pngNIOSH Total Worker Health®

AAOHN is a NIOSH Total Worker Health® Affiliate. AAOHN signed a collaborative agreement in 2016 to become a 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®. 

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American Nurses Association (ANA)

AAOHN is an American Nurses Association (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.

NIOSH Education and Research Centers (ERCs)

NIOSH currently funds 17 university-based Education and Research Centers (ERC). The goal of the ERCs is to provide an adequate supply of qualified personnel, including occupational and environmental health nurses, by providing education. ERCs offer academic and continuing education programs, training and research opportunities. To access information on the programs available, select a Center and view the Centers course listings.

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