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Welcome to the SONC Health Newsletter! January 2020

Special Olympics North Carolina and partners are working to lower that number.

The fourth annual Health Report gives a snapshot of the health of Special Olympics North Carolina athletes and shows how local Special Olympics North Carolina programs and partners are working hard to improve the lives of athletes and people with ID overall.

Health partner and volunteer spotlight

ANITA PATEL, D.M.D.

For the past three years, Dr. Anita Patel, an attending from Atrium Health Dental Clinic, has led the planning, volunteer recruitment and follow-up procedures for the Special Smiles screenings in Charlotte, North Carolina. Over that time, she has helped provide dental screenings for 867 Special Olympics athletes and has leveraged her position to promote inclusive health for individuals with intellectual disabilities.