AAOHN Alliances

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

Some of AAOHN's existing alliances and collaborative activities include:

NIOSH Alliance
Under this partnership, AAOHN and 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. Both organizations are committed to working together to network with interested parties to address the second decade National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA), Healthy People Initiative and other integral projects.
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 American Legacy Foundation
AAOHN and Legacy have a partnership and have conducted a survey on smoking cessation programs and practices and works to support anti-tobacco use programming. The Foundation develops programs that address the health effects of tobacco use. Formed with funding from the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, they:

  • Focus is on vulnerable populations – youth, low-income Americans, the less educated, and racial, ethnic and cultural minorities, and
  • Work through grants, technical assistance and training, partnerships, youth activism, and counter-marketing and grassroots marketing campaigns.

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.

The Nursing Organizations Alliance™
AAOHN is a member of the 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

The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. is an Approved Provider of continuing nursing education by the
American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


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