Did you know that Special Olympics’ Healthy Athletes Program is the largest health care provider for people with intellectual disabilities in the world? Although “health” and “athletics” tend to be two topics that are believed to go hand in hand—that is not always the case, as Special Olympics leaders became aware of over the years.  The goal of the Special Olympics Arizona program is to improve the quality and length of life for athletes through healthy physical and mental behaviors.

This is just one of the stories featured in this quarter’s Arizona Health Disparity Center Newsletter.