National Insitutes of Health Disability Awareness Campaign

We are proud to launch a yearlong disability awareness campaign that will highlight important issues and a range of employees who are not simply defined by their disabilities but, rather, celebrated for their abilities! Beginning with a series of events listed below in recognition of the 2016 National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) observance, our campaign furthers the conversation on inclusivity, demonstrating how inclusion plays a major role in cultivating a truly diverse workplace. #InclusionWorks will be our theme for engaging in this important work moving forward, every single day, 365 days a year.

Did You Know?

Did you know DISABILITY impacts all of us? According to a recent study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 5 adults (22%) in the US has some type of disability. The most common type is mobility limitation –-reported by 1 in 8 adults, followed by thinking and/or memory loss, difficulty or inability to live independently, vision loss, and in ability to care for one’s self. CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. said, "We are all at risk of having a disability at some point in our lifetime. Health professionals and health care systems need to meet the needs of this growing population." Because of this growing population, it’s important to recognize this community and its positive impact it has to the workplace.


David Rice

David Rice

Acting Strategist, Portfolio for People with Disabilities


  • Linda Kiefer
  • Teresa Booher
  • Nicole Huntington
  • Kathy Mann Koepke, PhD
  • Christopher Booher
  • Sheila Monroe
  • Lynn Morin
  • Kelli Van Zee