Commitment to Action

Health Justice for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Commitment by

Tom Golisano

In 2012, Tom Golisano committed to fund 12 Special Olympics International Healthy Communities Demonstration Projects worldwide. Through this $12 million contribution, Special Olympics International (SOI) will identify communities where they will deliver a sustained set of health interventions and supports for individuals with intellectual disabilities. This commitment will enable SOI to expand health services offered through its Healthy Athletes Program beyond the traditional event-based model to a more comprehensive, community-based year-round model. In addition to providing direct health services to more than 300,000 individuals and training more than 5,000 health professionals, this commitment will enable SOI to expand its data collection and ability to document the global health status of people with intellectual disabilities, raise awareness, and generate collaborative solutions to the issue of health disparities facing people with intellectual disabilities.

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Commitment

Health Justice for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Launched

2012

Est. Duration

3 Years

Estimated Total Value

$28,700,000

Region

Africa, Asia, Latin America & Caribbean, Europe

Countries

MALAWI, MALAYSIA, MEXICO, PERU, ROMANIA, SOUTH AFRICA, THAILAND, United States

Commitment by

Tom Golisano

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Safilo Group, Catholic Relief Services, Special Olympics, Together For Girls, Lions Clubs International Foundation, Health One Global, UNICEF, University Of Kwazulu-Natal, International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Essilor Vision Foundation