Alliance encourages persons with disabilities to enter health care field
Promoting the employment of people with disabilities in the health care industry is the focus of a new alliance. Two organizations have teamed up to help boost employment and educational opportunities.
The National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities and the Office of Disability Employment Policy announced the partnership during National Nurses Week. The goal is to encourage interested individuals with disabilities to pursue careers in health care.
The NOND is a public education and advocacy organization that "works to promote the full inclusion and acceptance of people with disabilities and chronic health conditions into nursing careers," according to a statement. The alliance will allow NOND to "work with ODEP to ensure that people with disabilities know that health care careers and work in the health care industries is an option to them."
The ODEP, within the U.S. Labor Department, started its Alliance Initiative in 2006 to develop and implement model policies and initiatives "that increase the recruitment, hiring, retention, and career advancement of employees with disabilities." It also has alliances with the Assistive Technology Industry Association, the HSC Foundation, the National Association of Governors' Committees on People with Disabilities, the National Industry Liaison Group, the Partnership for Public Service, the Society for Human Resource Management, and the U.S. Business Leadership Network.
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June 11, 2012
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