Other shortlisted practices 2014

Communicating health knowledge to persons with intellectual disabilities

The aim of the Health Promotion Program is to reduce health inequalities and to increase health literacy among persons with intellectual disabilities. This is accomplished by developing health promotion and delivering it through community based Special Olympics clubs.

Carol FARRELL
About the practice at a glance
Name of Innovative Practice:Health Promotion Programme
Organisation:Special Olympics Ireland (SOI)
Country
of origin
Ireland
Beneficiaries targeted Persons with intellectual disabilities, migrant and low literacy groups
Approach/ model/ solution:health knowledge for persons with intellectual disabilities

FACTS & FIGURES

  • currently there are 3,534 Special Olympics Ireland athletes availing of the project and the potential to reach 4.2 million around the world
  • the project has grown to reach 100 Special Olympics Clubs and 3,700 Special Olympics athletes since its initiation in 2008

CONTACT

Mr. Carol FARRELL
4th Floor, Park House
North Circular Road Dublin 7
+353-1-869-1669
carol.farrell@specialolympics.ie
www.specialolympics.ie

Nominated by: Mr. Marian HARKIN, European Parliament