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Allina Health recognized as one of the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion

MINNEAPOLIS, (July 20, 2022) — Allina Health is honored to be recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion” by scoring high on the 2022 Disability Equality Index

Disability:IN and The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) launched the Diversity Equality Index in 2015. This comprehensive benchmarking tool, which is acknowledged as the most robust disability inclusion assessment tool in business, allows companies to measure disability inclusion against competitors so they can make a positive impact on the unemployment/underemployment of people with disabilities. 

“Allina Health is committed to creating a workplace that is inclusive of all people. 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. I’m proud of this recognition and our commitment to continue to identify potential areas of growth because Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEI&B) work involves constant dedication,” said Jacqueline Thomas-Hall, vice president, chief DEI&B officer of Allina Health. 

The 2022 DEI measured Culture & Leadership; Enterprise-Wide Access; Employment Practices (Benefits, Recruitment, Employment, Education, Retention & Advancement, Accommodations); Community Engagement; Supplier Diversity; and Non-U.S. Operations (Non Weighted).   

“Disability inclusion is a rapidly expanding aspect of corporate culture, and it’s gratifying to partner with 415 companies on the 2022 Disability Equality Index,” said Jill Houghton, President and CEO of Disability:IN. “These top-scoring companies not only excel in disability inclusion, many are also adopting emerging trends and pioneering measures that can move the disability agenda from accommodation to inclusion and ultimately, genuine belonging."

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 not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 10 hospitals / 13 campuses, 15 retail pharmacies, and many specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, and emergency medical transportation services.