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NIH Weighs Changes To Its ‘Ableist’ Mission Statement

18th September, 2023

[Source: Disability Scoop]

The National Institutes of Health is considering changes to its mission statement amid concerns that the existing one furthers “ableist beliefs” that people with disabilities are “flawed” and need to be “fixed.”

The nation’s medical research agency recently issued a request for information on a proposed new mission statement. The move comes at the recommendation of the NIH’s Advisory Committee to the Director after its subgroup on disabilities took issue.

The current mission statement indicates that the NIH’s objective is “to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability.”

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