New York City recognizes CVS Health's support of people with disabilities

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New York City recognizes CVS Health's support of people with disabilities

By Michael Johnsen - 08/28/2017

NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Office for People With Disabilities last week celebrated the 27th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act and highlighed the work of disabilities advocates in New York City.

This year, the CVS Health New York City Regional Learning Center team was recognized by the Mayor’s Office for People With Disabilities with the Title 1 Sapolin Employment award. This award recognizes the outstanding efforts from an employer in New York City to provide individuals with disabilities the opportunity to obtain competitive employment.

Specifically, Amanda Tierney, RLC manager, and Joana Lisboa, RLC coordinator, were recognized for their work across New York City. Since 2014, more than 250 individuals with disabilities have completed a work experience program within CVS retail stores in New York City.  In March 2017, the Regional Learning Center team opened a mock CVS training store at the Brooklyn Transition Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Also last week, CVS received a perfect score of 100% on the 2017 Disability Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to disability inclusion and workplace equality, administered by the U.S. Business Leadership Network and American Association of People with Disabilities.