Student Health Advocates

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Student Health Advocates in Bend, Oregon facilitating a training
in collaboration with Oregon Health Authority's Transformation Center


What is a Oregon Student Health Advocate?

Youth voice is a critical priority for us at the Oregon-School Based Health Alliance. Student Health Advocates promote the value of school-based health across Oregon. Today OSBHA offers this leadership opportunity to young people who are interested in becoming a voice not only for their own health, but the health of their peers and community. 

Student Health Advocates have the opportunity to plan, facilitate, and participate in dynamic professional development activities and events across Oregon. Student Health Advocates help plan statewide conferences, speak publicly about health and wellness issues affecting young people, meet with legislators to advocate for school-based health, and train providers in how to provide youth friendly care. Student Health Advocates serve as representatives for the OSBHA in peer-led trainings, advocacy campaigns, and presentations. OSBHA serves as an advisor to the advocates, helping with logistics and sharing the Student Health Advocate views and projects to local, state, and national partners. 

What does a Student Health Advocate do?

  • Advocate on behalf of school-based health care
  • Organize statewide events and trainings for youth and community members.
  • Lead statewide marketing campaigns to promote adolescent health
  • Attend meetings, phone conferences, or web conferences.