Healthy Communities Resources

In order to help athletes achieve their best performances on and off the field, more and more Special Olympics Programs are providing year round on-going wellness opportunities, follow-up health care, and education and support for athletes, families and the public as part of the Healthy Communities model made possible by the Golisano Foundation. The ultimate goal is to increase access to health care services and improve the health status of people with intellectual disabilities. Interested in learning more? Contact Kristin Hughes Srour, Director of Special Olympics Global Health Programs, at

Applying for 3-year and 1-year Healthy Community Grants

Please note that Programs with demonstrated success in 1-year Healthy Community Grants and/or proven success in health programming will be selected to apply for 3-year Healthy Community Grants. Please contact your Regional Healthy Athletes Manager if you are interested in receiving a 3-year Healthy Communities Grant.

Webinars and Program-Developed Materials

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.

Health Care Providers

Special Olympics global health work would not be possible without the thousands of health care professionals and students who volunteer and who share they increase their understanding and skills because of their involvement with Special Olympics.

Health Branding

Download resources such as banners and logos, and incorporate the core branding elements of Special Olympics Health made possible by the Golisano Foundation.

Healthy Athletes

Healthy Athletes events are essential to a Program becoming a Healthy Community. Healthy Athletes events provide free health exams to athletes in more than 130 countries.

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