The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that 1 in 5 Americans are disabled, a figure which has been dramatically on the rise over the last decade. The number of Americans with a disability rose 7.7 percent between 1999 and 2005, according to the CDC. Dr. Chad Helmick of the CDC stated that, "The number of adults reporting a disability will likely increase, along with the need for appropriate medical and public health services, as more persons enter the highest risk age group."
As our population changes and medical needs evolve, how are businesses preparing themselves? It is quite evident that preventative measures can and should be taken to promote health and wellness among all members of our population. What tactics does your company use to address the issues of disability prevention and management?