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Health Messenger Basics
In order to create more effective public health programs, improve health systems and have community engagement supporting the health of people with intellectual disabilities (ID), people with ID must have leadership roles.

The aims of Health Messenger training include:

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Technical Skill Set

Providing athletes with a technical skill set that enhances their ability to be a leader and advocate for themselves and others in all aspects of health (e.g., health, fitness, with healthcare providers).
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Empowering athletes to advocate for the health needs of people with intellectual disabilities and promoting athlete knowledge of health and change in health behaviors.

This resource page provides basic tools for Programs to use in training, activating, and tracking Health Messengers.