TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2018 /CNW/ - Special Olympics Ontario is proud to announce its partnership with BestLifeRewarded® to create a novel and engaging health behaviour change program for people with intellectual disabilities and their families.
Special Olympics Ontario is dedicated to enriching the lives of Ontarians with an intellectual disability through sport. They have optimized the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle through this mission and have sought to continuously improve the well-being of individuals with an intellectual disability. The organization continues to enhance and expand the quality, opportunity and accessibility of programs to its members and beyond, with hopes that sport will open hearts and minds towards people with intellectual disabilities.
"Special Olympics Ontario has developed some incredible programs for our members," said Glenn MacDonell, President and CEO of Special Olympics Ontario, "and with this partnership, we will create an even more engaging platform using incentives and other motivational tools to increase participation and see tangible health behaviour change results."
Launching this spring, Special Olympics Ontario's enhanced Health in Action program will add Best Life Rewarded elements like a health report card, small steps action plan and a robust reporting mechanism to demonstrate the improved health behaviour change of its members through a fun and easy-to-use portal.
BestLifeRewarded® is the first comprehensive health program that combines rewards and evidence-based behaviour change models with personalized health action plans designed to get and keep people healthy. "Our model focuses on the science behind behavior change and gives members the 'nudge' they need to live a healthier life," says Susanne Cookson, Co-founder of the BestLifeRewarded program. "We've recognized that a targeted and personalized approach is critical to driving sustainable change and we're thrilled to formally align efforts with Special Olympics Ontario."
About Special Olympics Ontario
Since 1968, Special Olympics has grown from a modest program serving local athletes to become the world's largest movement dedicated to promoting respect, acceptance, inclusion, and human dignity for people with intellectual disabilities through sports. Special Olympics has seen how sport changes everything in the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities. It shifts the focus from disability to ability, from isolation to involvement. Children, youth and adults, who participate in Special Olympics Ontario exhibit boundless courage and enthusiasm, enjoy the rewards of friendship, and ultimately discover not only new abilities and talents, but their voices.
About BestLifeRewarded® Innovations
BestLifeRewarded® Innovations Inc. is dedicated to changing the face of health through evidence-informed innovation.
Our flagship health behaviour change platform, BestLifeRewarded® has been recognized globally as a gold standard for advancing sustainable health behaviour change.
For more information on Special Olympics Ontario, please visit www.specialolympicsontario.com
For more information on BestLifeRewarded® Innovations, please visit www.bestliferewardedinnovations.com
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For further information: Karla Williams, Program Developer, Special Olympics Ontario, 416-447-8326 ext. 268, [email protected]; Susanne Cookson, Co-founder, BestLifeRewarded® Innovations, 905 336-1000 office, 905 599 6045 cell, [email protected]