FAQ: Student Health Advocates

Who is eligible to apply?
- Youth who are between the ages 14-22 that live in the state of Oregon. 
 
What is the time commitment?
- The Student Health Advocates meet once a month from 4:00-6:00pm. 
 
I don’t have past leadership experience. Can I still apply? 
- Yes! We believe passion and willingness to learn are two key components in being a successful Student Health Advocate. Plus, you can and will get leadership experience when you join.
 
I’ve never participated in a group like this before. What if I don’t fit in?
- At the beginning of the program, we will create ground rules and set expectations in order to maintain and uphold a safe and inclusive environment. We will also plan team building activities throughout the school year to help build relationships within the group! Don’t forget you will be joining a group that shares the same interest in health equity as you. You already have something in common!  
 
I have accessibility needs, will you be providing accommodations? 
- Yes! We have a spot on the application form asking if you have accessibility needs, please be sure to fill out what your needs are. We will make sure you have what you need to be successful in applying and beyond.   
 
I have dietary restrictions. Will there be food for me? 
- Yes! Please be sure to write your dietary needs in your application form and we will be sure to accommodate!
 
How will I get paid? Do I need a bank account? 
- We give a $100/year stipend compensation per SHA member if six out of eight meetings are attended. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
 
I’ve applied. Now what? 
- Application closes on Friday, October 1st, and we will be reaching out to you in the next two weeks. 
 
Who should I contact for further information?
- For more information please contact Jennifer Cruz Hernandez, Student Health Advocates Coordinator at jennifer@osbha.org.