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...

Sacagawea SBHC’s collaborative approach creates community-wide impact

Suzanne Flory

Apr 23, 2014

With support from OSBHA’s 2013-2014 CORE grant program, the Sacagawea Health Center is providing adolescents at St. Helens High School accessible opportunities to learn about healthy relationships and safe sexual practices within the school setting.  Specifically, this grant supports the Teen Health Advocacy Team (aka THAT club) to improve their communication, education, and...

2013 Annual Conference Recap

Rafael Otto

Mar 28, 2014

OSBHA's 20th Annual School-Based Health Care Conference was held at Century High School in Hillsboro, Oregon on October 11, 2013. Conference Theme: Be Smart. Be Well!   Conference Workshops and Resources Health System Transformation: Children, Adolescents, & Families - Dana Hargunani What Cover Oregon Means for SBHCs "You Say Tomato, I Say Tomahto": Planned...

Youth Voices: Tobias Rubel's speech at 2014 SBHC Awareness Day

Rafael Otto

Mar 18, 2014

Tobias Rubel is the communications director for OSBHA's Statewide Youth Advisory Council. He recently shared this speech at SBHC Awareness Day in Salem on February 26, 2014. Learn more about Tobias and the Statewide Youth Advisory Council. Who in here is an expert in law? Anyone? No? Okay great. Anyone in here a health care professional? No? Alright. But who in here has been...