About Lakeshore Foundation

At Lakeshore, our mission is to encourage and provide opportunities for people with a disability to live a healthy lifestyle through activity, research, advocacy and health promotion.  A young girl with black hair and dark skin poses in the water with a woman with blonde hair and light skin.

Our community-based aquatics, fitness, recreation and athletic programs, including youth summer camps and injured military programs, get everyone moving. As a U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site and home of USA Wheelchair Rugby, we provide the resources and expertise for our nation’s top athletes to train and compete.

Our UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative develops and evaluates new programs and technology in exercise, sport science, health promotion and rehabilitation engineering with 20 ongoing projects supported by $7 million in annual federal funding.  

A group of adults pose in front of an American Public Health Association banner.Our advocacy and policy team invites people with and without disabilities to be engaged, informed and empowered to create partnerships that promote inclusion, access and equal representation in our local, national and global policy initiatives.  

The National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD), housed at Lakeshore, works to build healthy, inclusive communities by supporting inclusive public health promotion programs and providing resources through web-based materials and health communication. 

We believe there is no physical limit to human achievement, and together, we can create a world in which every person has the opportunity to achieve a healthy, active, independent life. 

For more information please visit www.lakeshore.org 

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