Health

Nyasha in a red polo speaking to the camera during the filming of an instructional video.
Special Olympics athletes have skills and abilities beyond sports. In a new Expert Tip video series, athletes share their know-how on a range of helpful and popular topics.
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Athletes and coaches pose in front of the open water swim course.
Over 175 athletes, coaches, and volunteers descended on Last Cuevas Beach in Trinidad for the 4th annual Special Olympics Beach Games.
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Dr. Timothy Shriver speaking behind a podium at a CDC engagement.
Dr. Timothy Shriver represented Special Olympics at the CDC Public Health Grand Rounds in Atlanta on 15 October—a monthly scientific presentation featuring the important work that CDC is doing in the United States and around the world to protect people and save lives.
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Proper Hand Washing Techniques
Special Olympics athletes have skills and abilities beyond sports. In a new Expert Tip video series, athletes share their know-how on a range of helpful and popular topics.
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A young girl is washing her hands from a  water jug and young children are around watching her.
As the world rallies around Global Handwashing Day, it is important to bring awareness to those who face barriers and challenges around hygiene and handwashing.
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A group of panelists in a group photo
Universal Health Advocates Commit to Ensure Children and Persons with Disabilities—The Mission Billion in Universal Health Coverage—Are Not Left Behind
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A group of panelists in a group photo
Universal Health Advocates Commit to Ensure Children and Persons with Disabilities – The Mission Billion in Universal Health Coverage – Are Not Left Behind
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A health professional leans in to listen to a young girl’s heart through a stethoscope.
To make it easier for Special Olympics athletes to access lower cost, high-quality care, MinuteClinic is working with Special Olympics to provide sports physicals at a discounted rate.
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A male athlete has his teeth cleaned by a dental technician. He is listening to music on his headphones.
Millions of Americans are without access to basic dental care. Moreover, an alarming percentage of people with disabilities are unaware of the condition of their oral health.
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