Canton, Mass., July 11, 2023 — Point32Health today reported that it received a score of 100% on the Disability Equality Index and has been named a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion by Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). This recognition acknowledges the work Point32Health continues to do to include people with disabilities and create more equitable and accessible experiences.
“Businesses have the power to drive the global advancement of disability inclusion, and we’re thrilled to see more companies than ever leverage the Disability Equality Index to measure their progress,” said Jill Houghton, President and CEO of Disability:IN. “We recognize these top-scoring companies including Point32Health as a ‘Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion’ for their passion and efforts to lead the way in creating greater equity for people with disabilities in the workplace, marketplace, and supply chain.”
Some of Point32Health’s areas of strength noted by the Disability Equality Index include its Abilities+ colleague resource group, comprehensive benefits, and connections with disability-related non-profits.
“At Point32Health, we know that when experiences are disability-inclusive, we increase the creativity, innovation and engagement of everyone,” said Javier Barrientos, chief diversity officer. “We recognize the significance of accessibility and the value derived from equitable environments that enable people with disabilities to engage and contribute fully, with ease and independence. Even though we are thrilled to achieve a top score, the work has just begun. We will not stop working towards a best-in-class inclusive, equitable and accessible experience for our colleagues, members, providers, community partners and suppliers. We are honored to receive this recognition from Disability:IN and AAPD.”
The Disability Equality Index 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, with those earning 80 and above recognized as a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion”.
The Disability Equality Index 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 Disability Equality Index Advisory Committee, a diverse group of business leaders, policy experts, and disability advocates. Learn more at: www.DisabilityEqualityIndex.org.
About the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
AAPD is a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power for people with disabilities. As a national cross-disability rights organization AAPD advocates for full civil rights for the 60+ million Americans with disabilities. Learn more at: www.aapd.com
Disability:IN is a global organization driving disability inclusion and equality in business. More than 500 corporations partner with Disability:IN to create long-term business and social impact through the world’s most comprehensive disability inclusion benchmarking and reporting tool, the Disability Equality Index (DEI); best-in-class conferences and programs; expert counsel and engagement; and public policy leadership. Join us at disabilityin.org/AreYouIN #AreYouIN