Kaiser Permanente on How It Supports Employees With Disabilities

Originally published at about.kaiserpermanente.org. Kaiser Permanente is a DiversityInc Hall of Fame company.


October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, observed in the United States to honor and celebrate the many contributions that individuals with disabilities make to our workplaces and economy.

At Kaiser Permanente, we believe that hiring and maintaining a diverse workforce is essential to achieving our mission. Honoring and leveraging our differences enables a high-performing workplace, better care for our members and patients, and thriving communities.

We’re proud to be recognized for our leadership in creating a workplace that supports and empowers people with disabilities.

  • For the fifth year in a row, the National Organization on Disability named Kaiser Permanente a Leading Disability Employer. This honor recognizes companies for measuring and achieving strong talent outcomes for people with disabilities and demonstrating a commitment to building an inclusive workforce by adopting exemplary employment practices for individuals with disabilities.
  • Kaiser Permanente also earned a top-ranking score of 100% on the 2021 Disability Equality Index, and was named a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion for the fifth year in a row. The American Association of People with Disabilities and Disability:IN created the Disability Equality Index to advance inclusion and equality of people with disabilities; it benchmarks companies based on culture, leadership, accessibility, employment practices, community engagement, and supplier diversity.


Communities within our community

One of the key ways we foster an inclusive workplace environment is by bringing people together and supporting our business resource groups, including KPability, a group for employees with disabilities and their advocates.

KPability provides leadership in:

  • Ensuring individuals with disabilities are welcomed and represented at all levels of the organization
  • Delivering health care that maximizes self-determination and independence for individuals with disabilities in the communities we serve

Learn more about equity, inclusion, and diversity at Kaiser Permanente and about how we support people with disabilities during the hiring process and in their careers.

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