AAOHN is guided by its mission statement. The mission of the organization is that work and workplace community environments will be healthy and safe.

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Mission Statement

AAOHN elevates all occupational and environmental health professionals to advance accessible, person-centered, and equitable, high-quality health care for diverse communities through evidence-based practice, education, advocacy, research and leadership across a variety of point of care delivery settings.

Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan of AAOHN is a disciplined effort to produce fundamental decisions and actions that shape and guide what the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses is, what it does and why it does it, all with a focus on the future.

The Executive Board along with Executive Management develops a long-term mission and a short-term plan to address the needs of the OHN community. This plan establishes goals over a period of years that assumes the organization will need to respond to a dynamic, changing environment. View the strategic plan.

AAOHN Board Statement

As an organization that serves all occupational and environmental health nurses for worker populations everywhere, AAOHN supports the collective empowerment of people of all races, ethnicities, religions, political preferences, genders, sexual orientations, gender identifications, abilities, incomes, marital statuses, ages, geographic locations, philosophies, and veteran statuses, and recognizes that all members are equal.

AAOHN is committed to establishing and sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment. AAOHN encourages members of all ages, genders, racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation and gender identities to apply for AAOHN volunteer positions. 

AAOHN’s leadership is strategic and intentional in decision-making in order to ensure adherence to the mission of the organization. AAOHN strives to be unbiased in decision-making and purposeful in review of matters that come before the AAOHN Board of Directors.

Our History

At the 2017 AAOHN National Conference, we celebrated our 75th Anniversary with a look back at the evolution of the profession of occupational health and environmental nursing. View the presentation or download the timeline