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Five Questions with Dr. Ronald Copeland of Kaiser Permanente on Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace

Depression and other mental health conditions are a leading cause of workplace disability in the form of lost productivity because of how common they are–1 out of every 5 people are suffering from a mental health condition at any given time–and because they tend to occur when people are young.

Originally Published by National Organization on Disability.

Kaiser Permanente's focus on reducing mental health stigma for consumers and members also applies to its own employees. The National Organization on Disability caught up with Ron Copeland, MD, to understand how to best create a supportive and inclusive workplace for people who are experiencing a mental health condition.

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Is Your Company Using 5 Critical Practices to Increase Disability Self-Identification Rates?

The 2017 NOD Disability Employment Tracker results reveal the practices of top companies to achieve a disability workforce representation of four percent or more.

The 2018 Disability Employment Tracker™ is now open for enrollment. Complete the free and confidential survey by March 1, 2018 to receive a complimentary benchmarking Scorecard.

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Kaiser Permanente Makes an Impact for Students with Disabilities

Kaiser Permanente is a member of the National Organization on Disability (NOD) Corporate Leadership Council and a 2017 NOD Leading Disability Employer.

Kaiser Permanente (No. 2 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) has partnered with the National Organization on Disability (NOD) to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities. Kaiser Permanente is both a member of the NOD Corporate Leadership Council and was named a 2017 NOD Leading Disability Employer.

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NOD Welcomes Laura Giovacco of EY to Board of Directors

EY Firm joins NOD's Corporate Leadership Council as President's Circle member

Laura Giovacco

The National Organization on Disability (NOD) has announced that Laura Giovacco has been elected to its board of directors. The unanimous vote came at NOD's most recent board meeting. Giovacco is a partner in the Financial Services Office of Ernst & Young LLP (No. 3 on the DivesityInc Top 50 Companies list). In addition to lending her talents to the NOD board, Giovacco was instrumental in the firm joining the National Organization on Disability's Corporate Leadership Council at the President's Circle level.

"Laura has helped leading global financial institutions solve complex business challenges for more than 25 years," said NOD Chairman, Gov. Tom Ridge. "She's expressed a desire to bring that same passion and creativity to NOD so that we can work together with corporate America to find more employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Ernst & Young LLP is an example of an organization that has already made that a leading priority. That is why I am delighted not only to welcome Laura and her considerable talents to NOD, but also EY as the latest member of our Corporate Leadership Council."

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Clinton Calls for More Employment for People with Disabilities

"Together we will make our economy and our country more welcoming to people with disabilities because we all win when everyone gets to share in the American dream."

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In a speech Wednesday Hillary Clinton focused on one group of Americans that has not received too much attention during this election year: people with disabilities.

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National Organization on Disability Announces 2016 'Leading Disability Employer Seal' Winners

27 companies recognized for exemplary hiring and employment practices for people with disabilities.

PRESS RELEASE

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Restaurant 'Fires' Customer in Support of Employee with Disability

A customer who accused an autistic employee of being on drugs has been banned from the restaurant.

A restaurant owner in Anchorage, Alaska, has "fired" one of her customers following his disrespect and mistreatment of an employee who has autism.

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Discrimination Against Job Applicants with Disabilities Exposed

A study conducted by Rutgers and Syracuse universities uncovered proof of employer discrimination against people with disabilities.

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A new study concluded that employers are still discriminating against job applicants who have a disclosed disability.

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Wells Fargo's Kathy Martinez: How to Hire & Empower People With Disabilities

Renowned disability advocate Kathy Martinez brings her experience to Wells Fargo, heading an effort to improve recruitment, customer service and supplier diversity for people with disabilities.

After serving as Assistant Secretary for the Office of Disability Employment Policy, it was important to her to work for a company that was committed to diversity (Kathy has been blind since birth, is a Latina and a lesbian). She also wanted a company that was ready to be a leader in relating to people with disabilities as employees, customers and suppliers.

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NOD Launches PWD Employment Advisory with $1 Million Prudential Grant

The corporate advisory services of the National Organization on Disability are now available to companies across the U.S.

Photo courtesy of the National Organization on Disability

By Sheryl Estrada

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Deadline for Disability Employment Tracker Extended, Included in Top 50 Survey

The National Organization on Disability has extended the deadline for the Disability Employment Tracker, which is a key component of The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for People With Disability list.

By Sheryl Estrada

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NOD Wounded Warrior Careers: A Model that Works

Yesterday NOD released the results of its Wounded Warrior Careers 4-Year Report in Washington, DC, and called on government agencies to adopt its proven model to assist the most severely injured veterans in the transition to civilian careers.

Yesterday NOD released the results of its Wounded Warrior Careers 4-Year Report in Washington, DC, and called on government agencies to adopt its proven model to assist the most severely injured veterans in the transition to civilian careers.

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