Special Olympics prioritizes health care with healthy athletes
In 1997, Special Olympics Healthy Athletes® began offering free health screening and education to Special Olympics athletes in a welcoming, fun environment. Since then, we have conducted over 2 million free health check-ups and trained nearly 300,000 health professionals and students to treat people with intellectual disabilities. In addition, Special Olympics programs have been able to expand their reach to healthy athletes by offering 123,896 screenings in new venues or new disciplines since 2016. Dr. Alicia Bazzano is the Chief Health Officer for Special Olympics. Dr. Bazzano was generous with his time and gave FanSide a guided tour through the health check-up that is given to each athlete. This program has been in place for more than 20 years and is continuously expanding in scope.
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special olympics Goes above and beyond to make the experience memorable, but also to keep the traveler’s attention a lot. Preparing athletes to compete in sports, but also staying healthy after the Games, is a big focus.
Dr. Alicia Bazzano Chief Health Officer for Special Olympics. Dr. Bazzano was generous with his time and gave FanSided A guided tour through a health check that is given to each athlete. This program has been in place for more than 20 years and is continuously expanding in scope.