OSBHA Blogs

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...

Youth Voices: Skye Garrett on her SBHC experience

Rafael Otto

Mar 18, 2014

Skye Garrett is the operations director for OSBHA's Statewide Youth Advisory Council. She recently shared a version of this story at SBHC Awareness Day in Salem on February 26, 2014. Learn more about Skye and the Statewide Youth Advisory Council. I first joined Milwaukie High School's Youth Advisory Council because I was interested in a health career and was curious about OSBHA. But...

Eagle Point HS students provide Cover Oregon outreach: Q&A with Ceci Robe

Rafael Otto

Mar 18, 2014

Ceci Robe is the SBHC manager at Eagle Point High School in Medford, Oregon. In recent weeks, she worked with members of the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) to provide Cover Oregon outreach to students and staff on the high school campus. In this brief Q&A, Ceci talks about the Cover Oregon outreach project, how their YAC operates and engages students, and what kind of impact the project had on...

2014 Annual Conference | Call for Abstracts

Rafael Otto

Mar 13, 2014

Our 2014 annual conference will be held in partnership with the American School Health Association (ASHA). SAVE THE DATE Building Bridges from Vision to Action: Supporting School Health October 9-11, 2014 Hilton Portland & Executive Tower Portland, Oregon Registration and sponsorship details coming soon! SBHC-focused sessions will occur October 10, 2014. Call for Abstracts...

CORE grant applications due in two weeks!

Rafael Otto

Mar 4, 2014

Our CORE grant program seeks to assist school-based health centers (SBHCs) as they work with school-aged youth to develop healthy relationship skills and knowledge, with a specific focus on social and sexual health.   Project budgets can be up to $10,000 and the objectives must be achievable within a one-year time frame. Grant funding will vary based on the scope of the activities...

Cover Oregon open enrollment closes March 31

Rafael Otto

Mar 4, 2014

Cover Oregon is a marketplace where people can shop for health insurance and apply for financial help to pay for coverage.   Through Cover Oregon, people can use a single application to enroll in commercial insurance plans or programs such as the Oregon Health Plan or Healthy Kids. Some families may qualify for financial assistance to help pay for coverage.    Fill out...

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