OSBHA Blogs

Addressing Chronic Absenteeism -- Trauma-Informed School Pilots (HB 4002)

Maureen Hinman

Mar 14, 2016

HB 4031, The Coordinated Student Success Act, was combined with another absenteeism bill and became HB 4002. Here's a little bit about how we got here and what this new bill entails. Beginning in 2011-2012, OSBHA chaired the Healthy Kids Learn Better Coalition, a statewide partnership of organizations and individuals working collectively to promote policies and programs that would...

Youth Advocates were Super Heroes of Health at OSBHA Awareness Day 2016

Pam Case

Feb 25, 2016

Youth Advocates from all over Oregon showed up in Salem on February 9th to take part in the OSBHA Awareness Day, an annual event planned and led by the OSBHA Statewide Youth Action Council. The SYAC is a group of youth leaders who work to advocate on behalf of their peers for adolescent health. Led by Program Manager Suzanne Flory, the SYAC members worked many months to...

Support Reducing Absenteeism in Schools by Contacting Your Legislator Today

Maureen Hinman

Feb 17, 2016

We are thrilled that HB 4031 "The Coordinated Student Success Act" has unanimously passed out of the House Education Committee, but we still have work to do! Right now, our bill is sitting in Ways and Means where legislators decide which bills get funded. Legislators are more likely to act on our bill if they get enough requests to do so. We want their mailboxes to be full and...

Reducing Absenteeism with HB 4031 "The Coordinated Student Success Act"

Maureen Hinman

Feb 1, 2016

The 2016 legislative session began today and is already cruising right along. For bills to move forward in this short five week session, they must be heard in the first chamber by February 11th, so there is a rush to schedule hearings and get bills on dockets. This session, OSBHA has developed House Bill 4031, "The Coordinated Student Success Act," a bill intended to focus on...

Grant Opportunity for Effective Trauma-Focused Treatment and Services

Maureen Hinman

Jan 28, 2016

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2016 National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI) – Category III, Community Treatment and Services (CTS) centers grants.  The purpose of this program is to provide and increase access to effective trauma-...

Portland Monthly Identifies OSBHC Practitioners as Top Notch

Pam Case

Jan 26, 2016

Oregon School Based Health Center
Congratulations to Tamra Kehoe and Shannon Anastasiadis, who were two of six pediatric nurse practitioners listed in Portland Monthly magazine's Top Docs and Nurses of 2016 guide! Tamra Kehoe works in the Franklin High School SBHC, and Shannon Anastasiadis works in the Parkrose High School SBHC. Both were sponsored by the Multnomah County Health Department. This...

Support OSBHA on Giving Tuesday!

Rafael Otto

Nov 24, 2015

Join the Oregon School-Based Health Alliance during our #GivingTuesday campaign called Creating Cultures of Wellness! Our goal is to raise $30,000 to support our advocacy efforts and school-based health centers across Oregon.  Donate now!   Why OSBHA? The Oregon School-Based Health Alliance advocates for services, systems, and strategies for improving the health and...

November 20 Town Hall Meeting

Rafael Otto

Nov 4, 2015

The Oregon Health Authority invites you to the Portland State Office Building on Friday, November 20, 2015 for a Town Hall Meeting about accessing behavioral health services in the state.  Download invitation as a PDF file  

Meeting Invitation for SBHCs, CCOs, and LPHAs

Maureen Hinman

Oct 27, 2015

Are you a school-based health center interested in building a stronger relationship with your Coordinated Care Organization? Are you a CCO or Local Public Health Authority interested in learning more about school-based health centers and how they can help improve health in your region? The Oregon School-Based Health Alliance (OSBHA), in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority,...

Recent SBHC News

Rafael Otto

Oct 27, 2015

​SBHCs offer crucial mental health services to underserved children A recent article from Infectious Diseases in Children explores recent data from the Adverse Childhood Experience Study, SBHCs are identified as crucial student-focused access points for care that are "uniquely positioned to identify and mitigate the symptoms of adverse childhood events, in an effort to improve future...

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