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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.
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Project Planning Tools
: Programs that achieve these six criteria can be recognized as an official Healthy Community.
Guide for Project Planning
: A project planning document that will help you analyze the unmet health needs faced by athletes and others with intellectual disabilities in your Program or local community, and develop strategies to address the underlying causes.
Template for Project Planning
: The Project Planning Template for 3-Year Healthy Communities Projects.
US Template for Project Planning
: US Template for Project Planning. Description: The Project Planning Template for 3-Year Healthy Communities Projects in the US.
Sample Job Description
: Programs can use and revise this draft Healthy Communities manager job description when seeking to recruit a team member focused on year-round health.
: Programs should use this budget template when completing budget justifications and grant requests.
: Time sheet for staff working on Healthy Communities project
Redirection of Funds Application
: This document is to be used if during the project period you need to reallocate funding for more than 10% of your approved budget.
Sample Budget Justification
: An example of the level of detail needed in a budget justification document.
: Learn how to provide funding for your Program through this interactive guide to Grant Writing.
Mid-Year Report due October 15
: You should have received a log-in and unique link to access your online report. Please use the tracking tool (see below) to collect your metrics for the Mid-Year report. If you have any questions, please reach out to your Regional Health Manager.
: Use this URL to complete electronic monthly reports on Qualtrics.
Healthy Communities Report Tracking Tool
: This Excel spreadsheet helps 1- and 3-year grantees report on the health work they've done. Please report on your health work for the full grant year: April 1, 2017-March 31, 2018.
Glossary of Terms
: Please refer to this document to define some of the most commonly misunderstood metrics. If you have additional questions about these metrics, please contact your Regional Health Manager.
Healthy Community Criteria
: Healthy Communities Criteria details.
Healthy Communities Pitch Deck
: This PowerPoint is designed for Special Olympics Program personnel to use or to customize when marketing Healthy Communities to potential partners.
Low-cost Innovative Practices
: Information on low-cost, innovative ways of incorporating health into your programming.
Special Olympics Health Program Identity Guidelines
: These guidelines explain how to implement Healthy Athletes event identity and how to recognize Programs that have achieved the recognition as a Healthy Community.
: Get access to files, documents, templates and logos that are designed to support Special Olympics Programs with marketing and hosting health-related events and programming.
Golisano Health Leadership Award
Golisano Health Leadership Awards - Program Toolkit
: This toolkit is designed to aid Special Olympics Programs receiving 3-year Healthy Community grants and previous Healthy Community pilot programs (2012-15) with promotion and execution of the Golisano Health Leadership Awards in 2018.
Golisano Health Leadership Awards Overview for Programs
: This overview is part of the Golisano Health Leadership Awards toolkit and provides a description of the award process and why we need it.
Golisano Health Leadership Award Nomination Form
: Official nomination form to be used by Programs currently receiving 3-year HC grants.
The Golisano Health Leadership Award
: A description of the award, nomination process, and timeline.
2017 Grant Kickoff
: An introduction to the Global Health Strategy, Healthy Communities, project planning, and budget writing.
: Creating and monitoring your Healthy Communities budget.
Outcomes & Impact
: Learn about focusing your work on an outcome and assessing the impact of your efforts.
Research & Healthy Athletes
: Learn about health data from Healthy Athletes and also from health studies on people with ID.
: Learn how to capture and share the most impactful stories in your health work.
Health Marketing & Communications
: Learn about how to promote your Program’s health work. And, how to use Special Olympics Health branding.
Special Olympics Global Health Strategy
: Learn about the vision and strategy for Special Olympics’ global health work.
Special Olympics 2016-2020 Health Strategy: New Directions and Opportunities
: Learn about Special Olympics' 5-year Health strategy, the US implementation plan approved by CDC, and the opportunities this strategy and plan present to our US Programs.
Power Your Program Through Partnerships
: Learn how to find partners and strengthen relationships to enhance your health work. Hear tips to engage Clinical Directors, community organizations, local and state government, funders, and athlete leaders.
Fundraising for Health
: Learn about SOI's strategies for developing more corporate sponsors around our health work and hear success stories and best practices from select Programs.
Healthy Communities Webinars
: Healthy Communities Webinars are offered monthly. View past webinars and get the notes and other materials that go along with each one.
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