2023 Global Golisano Health Leadership Award Recipient from Chinese Taipei: Dr. Lin Chung Woung
In 2019, Special Olympics Chinese Taipei secured free physical exams and specialty medical care for athletes through a national health insurance agreement, largely due to Dr. Lin-Chung Woung's 20-year activism. At the same time, as a Special Olympics Opening Eyes Clinical Director, Dr. Woung has organized five annual health promotion events, focusing on children and family health education. He facilitated COVID-19 prevention and vaccination events and secured three university partnerships, five hospital collaborations, and healthcare professional trainings at Taipei City Hospital during his tenure as Dean. Dr. Woung's influence has significantly advanced inclusive health in the region, across multiple universities and hospitals, he consistently uses his influence to ensure that the health needs of individuals with intellectual disabilities are prioritized.