Share evidence of Special Olympics’ impact through these summaries of Special Olympics research that include ready-to-share printouts designed for Programs.
- Best Stats for Health: This one-pager provides the most compelling data points about Special Olympics health programming in easy-to-use bullet points and infographics.
- Why Research Health: Health impacts every Special Olympics athlete's ability to train and compete in sports effectively, and despite severe need and higher health risks, people with ID are denied health services, have limited access to community health interventions, and experience a lack of targeted health interventions and programs.
- Healthy Athletes Data: Special Olympics has provided more than 1.6 million health exams to Special Olympics athletes and the data show the alarming gaps in the healthcare of people with ID.
- Measuring Impact: Special Olympics' health work is impacting healthcare professionals, families, athletes, eventually impacting communities as a whole.
- Health Research - Key Findings: Across societies, people are reporting positive responses to Special Olympics health work, including 84% of healthcare providers who feel better prepared to treat people with ID as a result of volunteering with Healthy Athletes.
- 2014 Healthy Athletes Report: Access a report of data that is collected through Special Olympics Healthy Athletes events that summarizes key health indicators, displays ways in which data is used, and includes information on how to gain access to data for external research use.
- Healthy Athletes Prevalence Report, 2015: This report provides updated information based on data collected from Healthy Athletes events in 2015. It summarizes the prevalence of key health indicators among athletes. It provides data visualization for all of these key indicators. The report demonstrates the various ways in which data are used. It includes information on how to gain access to data for external research.