OSBHA Blogs

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...

2014 SBHC Awareness Day a success!

Rafael Otto

Mar 3, 2014

Awareness Day, held on February 26 at the Oregon state capitol, gathered more than 60 advocates to highlight the impact of school-based health services on student health and academic achievement. The event provided an opportunity for young people to visit the capitol, meet their legislators, and link their personal stories to the importance of school-based health centers (SBHCs) in communities...

Kaiser Permanente issues Request for Proposals

Rafael Otto

Feb 19, 2014

In 2013, the Oregon School-Based Health Alliance completed a needs assessment of School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) in Oregon, in partnership with Kaiser Permanente Northwest (KPNW). The survey identified behavioral health services as one of the largest areas of need in communities across the state.   KPNW seeks to increase the capacity of School-Based Health Centers to improve the health...

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