OSBHA Blogs

Extra! Extra! Write All About It!

Suzanne Flory

Oct 24, 2014

Do you know a talented young person who is interested in expressing their voice? The Rational Enquirer is accepting submissions for their 2015 publication! Applications are due by November 14, 2014. You can find more information about the application process here.  The Rational Enquirer is an annual statewide publication of the Oregon Teen Pregnancy Task Force. The stories shared in...

SBHC 2012-2013 State-Level Data

Julia Hakes

Oct 22, 2014

School-based health centers have been in Oregon for nearly 30 years! SBHCs have succeeded through unique public-private partnerships between the Oregon Public Health Division, school districts, county public health departments, public and private practitioners, parents, students, and community members. School-based health care has come so far since the first SBHC at Roosevelt High School in...

Collaboration, Innovation, Prevention & Education: Our 2014-15 CORE Grantees!

Suzanne Flory

Oct 14, 2014

The Oregon School-Based Health Alliance is excited to announce the 2014-2015 CORE grant projects! This year’s cohort recently convened during the annual SBHC Conference to share project updates, work collaboratively to develop effective outreach strategies, and gain new knowledge and insight that will improve their efforts to initiate and strengthen healthy youth relationship (HYR)...

Conference registration closes in two weeks!

Rafael Otto

Sep 16, 2014

With just two weeks before our annual school health conference in partnership with the American School Health Association (ASHA), we are busy finalizing session and event details designed to highlight the amazing work happening in Oregon's school-based health field. Be sure to register by October 1 - we hope to see you there!   Register for the Statewide Youth Action...

Celebrating Success: Reflections on the CORE Grant Program

Suzanne Flory

Aug 26, 2014

One of the greatest benefits of the CORE grant program is that it carries forward best practices and lessons learned among SBHCs who have worked to establish and enhance adolescent social and sexual health services across Oregon. As we prepare to launch the next round of CORE grants, OSBHA reflects upon and celebrates the successes of the 2013-2014 CORE grantees.  ...

When Facing Some of the Greatest Health Challenges, SBHCs Demonstrate They Can Rise to the Occasion

Rafael Otto

Aug 21, 2014

Contributed by Iliana White, Program Manager, School-Based Health Alliance. This post originally appeared on the School-Based Health Alliance's blog. It has been demonstrated time and time again that school-based health centers (SBHCs) provide high quality, comprehensive care to students where they spend most of their time—in school. The model, however, can be...

How Schools Work and How To Work With Schools

Suzanne Flory

Jun 10, 2014

Spring has proven to be a busy time for SBHCs as they bring this school-year to a close and begin looking ahead to next year’s priorities, programs, and projects. Here at the Oregon School-Based Health Alliance, we’ve been finalizing project plans with next year’s new round of CORE grantees (keep your eyes open for a 2014-2015 CORE recipient announcement soon!). Over the years, OSBHA has...

Conference registration is open!

Rafael Otto

Jun 6, 2014

The American School Health Association (ASHA), a national multidisciplinary association dedicated to improving the health of PreK-12 students, is pleased to announce a partnership with the Oregon School-Based Health Alliance (OSBHA) to support ASHA’s 88th annual school health conference being held in Portland, OR on October 9-11, 2014. The partnership is designed to link ASHA’s...

What's That You(th) Say?

Suzanne Flory

May 23, 2014

In a recent Op-Ed piece, Fyona Rose with Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon’s Youth Action Council confirmed the importance of “treating youth as valued members in our community” by integrating their voices into decisions made about health care and education.  The Oregon School-Based Health Alliance recognizes that young people make thoughtful choices about...

May is Youth Sexual Health Awareness Month!

Suzanne Flory

May 5, 2014

Did you know that Governor Kitzhaber has proclaimed that May is Youth Sexual Health Awareness Month? Check out the proclamation, exciting events, policy updates, and relevant resources below! Governor's Proclamation Read Governor Kitzhaber’s Proclamation that outlines Oregon’s goal to: Build environments in which all youth can thrive and contribute meaningfully...

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