A Hawaii-based occupational medicine specialist, Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz, DO, has served as the medical director of Concentra Medical Centers in Honolulu for more than three decades. Over the course of his career, Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz, DO, has maintained memberships in a number of organizations, including the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
In its efforts to promote the rights of all osteopathic physicians, AOA oversees a variety of advocacy programs and events throughout the year. Since 2012, the organization has operated its National Osteopathic Advocacy Center (NOAC), a Washington, DC-based office that serves as the headquarters for the AOA’s national advocacy work.
The NOAC was created with the support of approximately 1,000 donors who collectively provided more than $1 million to renovate AOA-leased office space located less than a mile from the White House. Today, the Center features state-of-the-art technology, multifunctional conference space, and an osteopathic manipulative treatment room.
Additionally, the NOAC contains offices for AOA’s government relations staff and visiting osteopathic physicians. Its convenient location on Vermont Street in downtown Washington, DC, makes it the perfect gathering place for AOA advocacy events such as DO Day on Capitol Hill, which the organization holds each spring.