Education Week - Advocacy Skills for Occupational Health: How OHNs Can Have a Voice at the Local...
Education Week - Advocacy Skills for Occupational Health: How OHNs Can Have a Voice at the Local...

Presenters: 

Donna L Zankowski, MPH RN FAAOHN.

This presentation describes the structure of our government, and how laws are passed. It gives practical information on how you can contact your Legislators, prepare for an in-person meeting, and write a concise one-page "ask". It will also discuss how to network by joining legislative committees and advocacy groups, how to keep informed on issues through list-serves and social media, and how to decipher fact from fiction. We will cover AAOHN's current legislative issues of importance to occupational health, such as workplace violence prevention, and provide information on how to get additional legislative advocacy training. With an upcoming national election, and in the midst of multiple national crises, having the tools to be heard at the local, State and National level are more important than ever.

Course Outcomes:

Upon completion of this session, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe skills, tools and resources to advocate for issues of importance for occupational health at the local, state, and national level.
  2. Identify at least three (3) legislative and policy issues of national importance to occupational health.

Contact Hours and Cost

1 Contact Hours

Members: $20
Nonmembers: $40

  • Requirements for successful completion:  view entire webinar, complete online evaluation
  • Contact hours for this webinar will expire on September 30, 2022.

The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. (AAOHN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

AAOHN follows the American Nurses Credentialing Center guidelines in calculating continuing nursing education credits. With every educational activity and evaluation that is completed, each one (1) hour of education time is equal to one (1) continuing nursing education credit.

The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. is additionally approved as a CNE provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (#CEP9283).