Dr. Alicia Bazzano

Athlete holding up a sign that reads: #InclusiveHealth
Special Olympics Chief Health Officer, Dr. Alicia Bazzano MD, PhD, MPH was a recent guest on the Ben & Bilal Show that airs on Canada Talks SiriusXM 167. They discussed the training, fitness and emotional support available virtually to athletes due to physical distancing related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Special Olympics Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger and host of Special Chronicles Daniel Smrokowski (left) and Special Olympics Chief Health Officer Dr. Alicia Bazzano, MD, PhD, MPH, (right).
Special Olympics Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger Daniel Smrokowski is the founder and host of the podcast Special Chronicles Show, which he started in 2008 to give voice to people with special needs.
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Shot put athlete shot putting on the field.
Special Olympics Chief Health Officer Dr. Alicia Bazzano and Chief of Sport and Competition Lou Lauria were guests on Sports Byline USA’s internet radio show “Titillating Sports,” hosted by Rick Tittle.
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Athlete receiving a dental examination and an assistant takes notes.
Patients with intellectual disabilities already face complications in finding and getting dental treatment. The COVID-19 pandemic has only made these challenges harder. Special Olympics Chief Health Officer shares her insights about these difficulties.
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Athlete receiving a blood pressure test while two others stand/sit beside her.
The American Academy of Developmental Medicine & Dentistry (AADMD) recently invited Dr. Alicia Bazzano, Special Olympics Chief Health Officer, to keynote a webinar titled COVID-19 and People with ID: Special Olympics Responds.
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Dental exam at Healthy Athletes screening during the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi.
Why Inclusive Health Matters More Than Ever
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Over the years, Special Olympics has provided over 2 million free health screenings (in the areas of vision, hearing, dental, etc.) in over 135 countries and trained nearly 280,000 health care professionals on the topic of people with ID.
“At Special Olympics, when we can’t be in our competitions and our events, we still are everyday connecting with our athletes to make sure they aren’t socially isolated,” said Dr. Alicia Bazzano, Chief Health Officer for Special Olympics during an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports.
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Athletes performing squats in a gym setting.
Dr. Alicia Bazzano, Chief Health Officer for Special Olympics, was recently a guest on Health Professional Radio where she discussed the resources available on the Special Olympics website to help athletes and caregivers manage the uncertain times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Dental exam at Healthy Athletes screening during the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi.
Attentive dental care is essential to an athlete’s overall health and well-being says Dr. Alicia Bazzano, Special Olympics Chief Health Officer, in a recent article she wrote for Dentistry Today. In it, she addressed how gaps in preventive care often lead to serious health issues for athletes with intellectual disabilities.
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Becky Lynch and Dylan Landon in the ring standing next to a chalk board that reads: School of Strength.
The mere mention of the word “bootcamp” can strike fear in the hearts of many. Yet for others, it conjures up the idea of strength, which is exactly what inclusive bootcamp instructor Beth Donahue builds with her class and her community.
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