What is Igniting Change: Inclusive Health Summit?
400+ Change Leaders
1 Vision: all people, regardless of ability or disability, have the same opportunities to be healthy.
From July 1-6, 2018, Seattle will welcome 4,000 athletes and coaches from across the country for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. Athletes will compete in 14 different sports, joined by 10,000 family members, 10,000 volunteers and 50,000 cheering fans.
Preceding the Games, Special Olympics, in partnership with the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) will gather a group of U.S.-based health influencers for a special event, Igniting Change: Inclusive Health Summit, at the AADMD 16th Annual Educational Conference (June 29 – July 1). Please join us to ensure health justice for all on June 30th.
What is Inclusive Health? Inclusive Health is the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities (ID) in mainstream health policies and laws, programming, and services, training programs, research and funding streams.
At the Igniting Change event in Seattle, you will learn more about Inclusive Health and what your organization can do to help bridge health disparities that people with ID face in the U.S. We will hear from others who have made strides in inclusive health and what benefits – to their organization as well as to their community – have resulted from becoming more inclusive.
Stay tuned for the Igniting Change: Inclusive Health Summit 2018 speaker lineup, agenda and activities!
Who Should Attend?
We are inviting leading organizations and individuals from across the healthy weight field, from the following areas:
University and/or Research
Corporate Social Responsibility
Fitness and Wellness
Policy and Advocacy
Why Should I Attend?
Hear about the health disparities and barriers to accessing health services that exist for people with intellectual disabilities and how organizations can take tangible actions to become inclusive.
Understand that health disparities are avoidable differences resulting from lack of access to equitable health care.
Network with like-minded individuals and organizations who share your interest in igniting change to close the gaps in disparities and ensure health justice for all.
Find out how you can be part of the solution to a preventable health problem. Join us to bring this issue to the forefront and ignite lasting change.