What is AOEC?
Since its founding in 1987, the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC) has grown to a network of more than 60 clinics and more than 250 individuals committed to improving the practice of occupational and environmental medicine through information sharing and collaborative research.
To aid in identifying, reporting, and preventing occupational and environmental health hazards and their effects.
To encourage the provision of high quality clinical services for people with work or environmentally related health problems.
To provide a means for occupational/environmental health clinics to share information that will better enable them to diagnose and treat occupational/environmental diseases.
To increase communication among clinics concerning issues related to patient care.
To facilitate liaison between clinics and agencies responsible for workplace/environmental monitoring.
To provide a source of data for research projects related to occupational/environmental health.
The chief long term goal of AOEC is to facilitate the prevention and treatment of occupational and environmental illnesses and injuries through collaborative reporting and investigation of health problems. Currently AOEC receives significant financial support through multi-year cooperative agreements with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry ATSDR
and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health NIOSH