Kaiser Permanente’s mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care and to improve the health of our members and communities is made possible by the unique abilities and contributions of every one of our employees and physicians. We’re committed to creating an inclusive environment where all people can reach their full potential, and we’re proud that Kaiser Permanente has earned a top-ranking score of 100% on the Disability Equality Index and named a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion for the fourth consecutive year.
Administered by 2 of the leading U.S. disability organizations — the American Association of People with Disabilities and Disability:IN — the DEI’s purpose is to advance the inclusion of people with disabilities. The index benchmarks organizations based on culture, leadership, accessibility, employment practices, community engagement, and supplier diversity.
Sherri Rita, national co-chair of KPability, Kaiser Permanente’s business resource group for employees with disabilities and their advocates, said, “Receiving this honor for the fourth consecutive year demonstrates Kaiser Permanente’s ongoing efforts to cultivate a disability-positive workplace, which is particularly significant as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.”
She added, “With this recognition comes a great responsibility to expand and improve our recruitment, retention, and advancement programs for individuals with disabilities, whose insights and experiences are needed at all levels of the organization to drive innovative and fully inclusive care experiences.”
With over 800 members, KPability provides leadership in executing Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to a workplace that welcomes individuals with disabilities at all levels of the organization, ensuring fully accessible and disability competent healthcare for all, and honoring the right to self-determination and independence for our members with disabilities in the communities we serve.
Kaiser Permanente’s top score on the 2020 Disability Equality Index is the latest of many accolades recognizing the organization’s ongoing commitment to and leadership in workforce equity, inclusion, and diversity, including:
See the full list of Kaiser Permanente’s workforce and care delivery accolades.