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Inclusive Health

Raising the Profile of Disability Inclusion at the 77th World Health Assembly

Every year, representatives from Ministries of Health around the world gather in Geneva, Switzerland for the World Health Assembly (WHA)—the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO).
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Emotions, and Tears, Spill Over When Hearing for the Very First Time

Special Olympics Papua New Guinea athlete Samatha Maisa, who was born deaf, hears for the first time after being fitted with a hearing aid by Starkey Hearing.
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Special Olympics Announces New Rosemary Collaboratory Initiative to Help Strengthen Health Systems to Include those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Rosemary Kennedy inspired Eunice Kennedy Shriver to found Special Olympics, and Special Olympics is excited to further honor her memory with the newly launched Rosemary Collaboratory.
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Dr. Carlos Chacón's Visionary Journey

Ecuadorian pioneer has brought improved eye health and vision care to Special Olympics athletes for over two decades thanks to support of Lions Clubs International Foundation
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Special Olympics Calls for Health Systems That Leave No One Behind

At Special Olympics, we are actively striving to make a positive impact in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities worldwide through global platforms like the World Health Summit 2023. Learn more about our movement and our impact through this video developed with support from "Lever for Change".

Special Olympics Announces the 2023 – 2024 Systems Change in Inclusive Health Subgrant Awardees

Special Olympics, Inc. is part of the movement to improve the physical and social-emotional well-being of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) by increasing their inclusion in healthcare, health promotion and disease prevention systems.
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Special Olympics Addresses the Issue of Tobacco Use and its Impact on People with Disabilities on The GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT

Special Olympics aims to provide inclusive strategies with National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) that address challenges faced by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to live smokefree and choose health.
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Special Olympics Calls for Inclusive Access to Diabetes Care on World Diabetes Day

Special Olympics is dedicated to closing the healthcare divide for individuals with IDD by highlighting the significance of diabetes care accessibility and advocating for greater health equity.
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Special Olympics Awarded Pardes Humanitarian Prize for Recognizing Global Efforts in Advancing Inclusive Mental Health Programs

The prestigious Pardes Humanitarian Prize was awarded to Special Olympics to recognize efforts in raising awareness about the mental health needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
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Special Olympics Health Messenger Barbara Njovo Speaks at the World Health Summit in Berlin

Special Olympics, ATScale, CBM Christian Blind Mission, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and Missing Billion Initiative, made a strong impression at the recent World Health Summit (WHS) held in Berlin earlier this week.
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