Healthy Communities Resources

The vision of the Special Olympics Health program, made possible by the Golisano Foundation, is to create a future world where people with intellectual disabilities have the same opportunities to be as healthy as people without intellectual disabilities and, in doing so, Special Olympics athletes can perform to their best on and off the playing field. Over the next 5 years, Special Olympics is working to create 100 Healthy Communities around the world – working toward increasing access to health care and improving health status of people with intellectual disabilities.

Interested in learning more? Contact Kristin Hughes Srour, Director of Special Olympics Global Health Programs, at

Healthy Communities

Access materials designed to give users an overview of Healthy Communities and year-round health programming. Learn how Special Olympics Healthy Athletes® events and Healthy Communities programming are closely-linked and complementary for maximum impact on the health and well-being of athletes.

Self-Funded Programs

Visit this frequently-updated site to access the latest materials developed and shared by and with Special Olympics Programs that are working within their communities and with partners to break down barriers experienced by people with intellectual disabilities when seeking access to quality health care, services and education.

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