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We're Hiring a Peer Coach!

Ashley McAllister

Jun 11, 2020

The Oregon School-Based Health Alliance (OSBHA) is looking to add a Peer Coach to our team. We’d love to talk with you if you are excited about empowering youth leaders, youth-adult partnerships, and health equity. The Peer Coach provides leadership, mentorship, and operational support to the OSBHA Student Health Advocates. The Student Health Advocates are a group of 15 young people aged...

OSBHA Statement on Black Lives Matter

OSBHA

Jun 1, 2020

We believe that Black Lives Matter, and today we are calling for an end to the structural racism that underlies state-sanctioned violence. We recognize that all forms of oppression are connected  — in addition to the police brutality that Black people face, we know that Black youth are disproportionately disciplined within our education systems, that Black people have less access...

OSBHA May Newsletter: An interview with Laurie Huffman & announcement of an upcoming youth forum!

Ashley McAllister

May 29, 2020

In our May newsletter, we interview outgoing Executive Director Laurie Huffman, share highlights from the Student Health Advocates, and announce an upcoming event.  ...

COVID-19 Update - Which SBHCs are open in Oregon?

jessica@osbha.org

May 28, 2020

Some School-Based Health Centers in Oregon are open and seeing patients, while others are closed or have modified operations.  The list below includes a list of SBHCs in each Oregon county, the latest information we have on whether they are open or closed, a phone number to reach them, and notes on operations.  OSBHA will keep this information updated if we receive any updated...

OSBHA Executive Director Transition

jessica@osbha.org

May 12, 2020

I’m writing to let you know of an upcoming leadership change at the Oregon School-Based Health Alliance. Following a long-planned transition process, I will be leaving my position as Executive Director on June 12....

A Message from the National School-Based Health Alliance

jessica@osbha.org

May 5, 2020

        School-Based Health Center (SBHC) COVID-19 Listening and Learning Sessions...

OSBHA April Newsletter: COVID-19 Advocacy, Telehealth, and Opportunities

Ashley McAllister

Apr 16, 2020

In our April newsletter, we share about our advocacy in response to COVID-19, telehealth from the perspective of three Student Health Advocates, and other opportunities during this time....

Youth Blog: Neurology of Worry: Breaking the Cycle

Student Health Advocates

Apr 10, 2020

This blog post is by Salma Sheikh, a member of OSBHA Student Health Advocates.  Neurology of Worry: Breaking the Cycle     Why is it that we worry so much? Even though we know that worrying may be detrimental to our health or to us achieving our goals, we still worry because let’s face it—sometimes there’s a lot to worry about....

Youth Blog: Accessing SBHCs in the Portland Metro Area During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Student Health Advocates

Apr 9, 2020

This blog post is by Sophia Mann, a member of OSBHA Student Health Advocates.  Due to the coronavirus outbreak, it can be hard to know what health resources are available to you but hopefully, this post will provide you with some information!  Here are school-based health centers (SBHCs) currently open in the Portland metro area for physical and mental health...

OSBHA March Newsletter: Responding to COVID-19

Ashley McAllister

Mar 26, 2020

Our March newsletter includes info on how we're adapting our work to support our mission through the COVID-19 pandemic, a survey to help us understand the needs of SBHCs during this time, and resources for Oregon communities...

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