Inclusive Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) support work that improves the overall health and quality of life for people living with disabilities, including those with intellectual disabilities.
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Essilor Vision Foundation recently interviewed David Evangelista, Regional President and Managing Director of Special Olympics Europe Eurasia.
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Special Olympics is proud to be an inaugural partner of Mental Health Action Day and to promote Strong Minds tools that can help athletes improve their emotional wellness.
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Special Olympics and Jefferson Health partnered to create a video on how to create an inclusive environment within a COVID-19 vaccine clinic.
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Special Olympics creates COVID-19 vaccine educational materials for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
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Dr. Alicia Bazzano, MD, PH.D, MPH calls for immediate COVID-19 vaccination prioritization of people with intellectual disabilities.
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Special Olympics Latin America launches Mission Moment: Inclusive Health!
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Millions of Americans lack access to basic dental care. Moreover, an alarming percentage of people with special needs are unaware of the condition of their oral health.
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In an announcement about a coalition of 200 organizations and businesses launching the first-ever Mental Health Action Day, Forbes quoted Special Olympics CEO Mary Davis.
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SAN RAMON, Calif., April 7, 2021 – CooperVision, Optometry Giving Sight and Special Olympics have come together to support the Special Olympics Lions Clubs International Foundation Opening Eyes® program, which aims to strengthen vision care inclusion for individuals with intellectual disabilities. The organizations have committed $300,000 through 2023 to provide Special Olympics athletes with high-quality vision and eye health screenings, prescription eyewear and sports goggles, while also providing improved education and training for eye care professionals (ECPs) and optometry students so they are better able to meet the unique needs of this marginalized group.
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