Allina Health again recognized as one of the best places to work for disability inclusion

MINNEAPOLIS (July 13, 2023) — Allina Health is honored to again receive the recognition of one of the “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion” with a score of 100 on the 2023 Disability Equality Index.

The Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a comprehensive benchmarking tool that helps companies build a roadmap of measurable, tangible actions that they can take to achieve disability inclusion and equality. Each company receives a score, on a scale of zero (0) to 100.

The DEI was created by the DEI Advisory, a diverse group of business leaders, policy experts and disability advocates. Now in its ninth year, the DEI exists to help businesses make a positive impact on the unemployment/underemployment of people with disabilities.

“Allina Health continues with its commitment to creating a workplace that is inclusive of all people. I’m proud of this recognition, but we also understand that a score of 100 does not mean our work is done,” said Jacqueline Thomas-Hall, Allina Health Chief DEI&B Officer. “This tool provides us an opportunity to meet with leaders and discuss how to continue improving the workplace for all our employees. We are fortunate to learn from those within our organization, and our team members at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute have taught us a great deal about disability inclusion.”

Globally, people with disabilities represent more than one billion people and disability intersects with age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and religion.

"These top-scoring companies understand deeply that people with disabilities represent a tremendous source of talent and innovation for their workforce and market share for their brands, and they are trailblazers in our journey towards full disability inclusion in business," said Maria Town, President and CEO of AAPD.

The DEI is a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), the nation’s largest disability rights organization, and Disability:IN, the global business disability inclusion network, to collectively advance the inclusion of people with disabilities. The organizations are complementary and bring unique strengths that make the project relevant and credible to corporations and the disability community. The tool was developed by the DEI Advisory Committee, a diverse group of business leaders, policy experts, and disability advocates. Learn more at:

About Allina Health

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A nonprofit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospital campuses, 14 retail pharmacies, and many specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, and emergency medical transportation services. Learn more at and join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.