2008 HEALTH FORMS INFORMATION
PEOPLE TO PEOPLE STUDENT AMBASSADOR PROGRAMS
Every year, delegates travel on People to People programs with a variety of medical conditions, including asthma, allergies, depression, or diabetes. People to People is committed to helping every delegate participate in a program, regardless of health issues. The vast majority of medical situations do not prevent students from traveling, as long as students are able to self-regulate their own conditions. People to People has staff on hand dedicated to providing the means for students with health issues to travel if at all possible. In order for People to People to make accommodations for a student with health issues and ensure the safety of the student while traveling, the program office must be aware of the student’s medical condition. People to People’s health forms are designed to help each family make the program office aware of their child’s medical needs. It is of utmost importance that health forms are accurately completed and submitted in a timely manner in order for the program office to ensure the best support for your child. Please be assured that any medical issues that are disclosed will be kept in complete confidentiality, available only to leaders and the program office. To ensure the program office has enough time to provide the best support for the delegate and the leader, health forms must be submitted to leaders no later than February 1st.
We make every effort to reasonably accommodate the medical conditions of delegates while they are participating in their People to People program. Some of our general requirements for delegates: • We require that all delegates be able to care for their own recurring medical needs without supervision. A delegate must be able to independently handle any required medications, injections, or other treatments. Leaders will not hold or administer recurring medication or treatment. • Delegates must bring enough prescription or over-the-counter medication to last the duration of the program. • Delegates with medical alert jewelry must bring it and wear it. • If dietary allergies are a concern, please understand we cannot control the contents of food products during travel. It is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to inspect all food for ingredients related to the allergy. If you have questions or information about your child’s medical condition, please contact your delegation leader, or contact our medical coordinator, DeAnne McVey, at the program office 800.669.7882 x7246, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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