Our new name—Oregon School-Based Health Alliance (OSBHA)—represents a renewed commitment to the health and academic success of Oregon's youth. Our vision is that all children and youth are healthy, learning, and thriving. Our purpose is to protect and expand the value of school-based health centers and generate community commitment to local success.
We do this in three core ways:
- Policy and Advocacy Leadership: We influence legislative and strategic alliances to strengthen the reputation and importance of school health services, school-based health care, and comprehensive health insurance coverage for kids.
- Education and Community Engagement: We engage stakeholders and communities across the state to build awareness about the intersection of health and academic achievement. Our goal is to clarify the overall value and impact of school health services and increase and meet demand for these services.
- Coordinating and Strengthening Services: We are the state's trusted authority on best practices and implementation of preventive and primary health services in the school community, as well as on effectively executing the SBHC business model. We also foster school communities to be a key source of health care information and services.