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Special Olympics Shares Insights on Pursuing Health Equity at the 2023 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting.

Special Olympics Missouri Athlete and Global Health Messenger Allen Tobin Talks About the Benefits of Healthy Athletes and Inclusive Health at the 2023 APHA Annual Meeting.
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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 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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National Institutes of Health Designates People with Disabilities as a Population with Health Disparities

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is putting more resources towards addressing health care disparities among people with disabilities through designation and new research program.
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Special Olympics Addresses Need for Early Healthcare Intervention in Light of New Study from CDC

Special Olympics Addresses Need for Early Healthcare Intervention in Light of New Study from CDC
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World Health Organization Director-General Statement at Special Olympics Healthy Athletes Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Berlin

The World Health Organization was conceived and born in 1948 with a very simple but powerful idea: that health is a human right.
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Special Olympics Athletes Lead the Way Toward Inclusive Fitness

The following is an expert from the CDC’s website post titled CDC and Special Olympics: Inclusive Health. For more information or to read the entire post, please visit the page here.
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Special Olympics Supports Recommendations of WHO Report on Health Equity for Persons with Disabilities

Recent WHO report shows that while some progress has been made in recent years, the world is still far from realizing the health rights for many persons with intellectual disabilities. Read more about the Special Olympics contributions to the recommendations of the report.
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Celebrating World Health Day with Equitable Care

Everyone’s health needs should be included in the healthcare system, and people with intellectual disabilities deserve to have access to a healthcare environment that best addresses their specific health needs.
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