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  1. The Individual Health Plan • Essential to achieve educational equality for students with health management needs • Ensures access to an education for students with special health care needs, whether or not the student is classified as eligible for special education Individual Health Plan

  2. What is an Individual Health Plan? • A formal written agreement developed with the interdisciplinary collaboration of the school staff in partnership with the student’s family, the student, and the student’s health care provider(s)

  3. What is an Individual Health Plan? • Ensures that the school has needed information and authorization • Addresses family & school concerns • Clarifies roles & responsibilities • Establishes a basis for ongoing teamwork, communication, & evaluation

  4. “Hallmarks” of a good IHP • Contains information, guidelines standards that promote a student’s health & educational goals • Avoids unnecessary risk, restriction, stigma, illness, & absence

  5. Benefits of IHP to Schools • Protect individual and district liability of school boards & administrators • Documents compliance with federal and state laws and regulations • Data from IHPs about individual and aggregate needs facilitates planning for staffing, budgeting, professional development, policies, & cost-effective use of school and community resources

  6. IHP Needs to Address Collaboration! • Access to medication • Environment • Staff & Peers • Medical Equipment • Crisis and Emergency • Therapy • Personal Fitness Goals

  7. IHP needs to provide for: • Opportunities for collaborative planning & problem-solving among staff & parents • Coordination of physical, social, emotional & academic goals • Academic & social continuity • Achievement of personal fitness goals and safe participation in physical education, sports, field trips and other special events

  8. IHP needs to provide for: • Staff training & peer sensitization • Environmental controls (maintaining air quality, elimination of irritants, allergens, & toxic hazards) • Medically timely & convenient access to medication at all times • Individualized crisis & emergency management