About Healthy Community
Creating Healthy Communities Together
Special Olympics Health, made possible by the Golisano Foundation in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is working to achieve inclusive health for people with intellectual disabilities, which means equitable access to quality healthcare, education, and services throughout the community. Healthy Communities is a model Special Olympics program that ensures year-round access to health care and prevention programming to help Special Olympics athletes perform at their best, on and off the field, and have equal access to quality health care, health education, and resources. Special Olympics Connecticut (SOCT) was designated a Healthy Community by Special Olympics International in 2019.
- People with intellectual disabilities have access to quality health care.
- Prevention education and programming is available and adapted for people with intellectual disabilities.
- Health care professionals are trained and providing services to people with intellectual disabilities.
- People with intellectual disabilities are healthier and fully integrated into existing health care systems.