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Youth Blog: Stress In Today’s Youth

Student Health Advocates

Dec 4, 2018

Author Destiny Obgeama
This blog post is by Destiny Obgeama, a member of the OSBHA Student Health Advocates. One of the biggest health concerns for youth today is stress. Stress in youth is often overlooked due to the fact that they are young, and ‘couldn’t possibly have any serious matters to stress about.’ Some adults even try to diminish a young person's feelings because they haven...

Youth Blog: Measure 106: the Backdoor Ban on Abortions

Student Health Advocates

Nov 5, 2018

This blog post is by Mira Hukill, an OSBHA Student Health Advocate. What is it? Measure 106 would prohibit public funds from being spent on abortions, with the small exception if medically necessary, or required by federal law. To qualify as medically necessary, a licensed physician would need to determine that the pregnant woman would suffer an injury or even death unless an abortion is...

Apply to be a Student Health Advocate!

Ashley@osbha.org

Sep 12, 2018

Applications for our 2018-2019 Student Health Advocate group are now open.  Applications just opened to be a part of the Student Health Advocates with the Oregon School-Based Health Alliance. This is a 9-month leadership opportunity for students ages 14-22 in the Portland Metro area who are interested in school-based health and health equity. Student Health Advocates help plan...

Back to School Newsletter

Ashley@osbha.org

Sep 5, 2018

Not on our email list? Sign up here to be the first to hear about OSBHA news & updates. Save the Date: Join us for Advocacy Day 2019! ​OSBHA's next School Health Advocacy Day is scheduled for Thursday, February 28, 2019. School Health Advocacy Day is the only youth-driven advocacy event that supports school-based health services in Oregon. This annual event provides...

Youth Blog: Guns in America

Student Health Advocates

Jun 5, 2018

​OSBHA Student Health Advocate Deza'Rae Collins was recently selected to participate in a journalism project with TIME magazine and Advance Local, devoted to exploring different perspectives about guns in America. Advance Local brought 21 citizens to Washington D.C. for a two-day intensive workshop on the weekend of the March For Our Lives protests. Here, Deza'Rae shares about her...

For Immediate Release: NEW AND INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP SERVICES LAUNCHES AT TWO PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOLS

Ashley@osbha.org

May 2, 2018

Portland, Ore. May 2, 2018– The Oregon School-Based Health Alliance, Raphael House of Portland, Volunteers of America Home Free, and Portland Public Schools are delighted to announce the launch of a collaborative program providing Healthy Relationship Advocacy services at Cleveland and Franklin High Schools. There is growing recognition of the prevalence of teen relationship violence and...

Youth Blog: Why We Need Mental Health Services At Schools

Student Health Advocates

Apr 20, 2018

This blog post is by Cindy Wu, a Student Health Advocate at OSBHA. Thanks to the work of OSBHA Student Health Advocates along with many other youth and OSBHA partners across Oregon, our 2018 request to the Oregon Legislature for additional mental health funding in schools was granted! Starting in July, Oregon schools will have close to an additional $1 million to support mental health...

Creating Engaging & Powerful YAC Projects Webinar

Ashley@osbha.org

Mar 27, 2018

Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) projects provide opportunities for students to collaborate, build skills, and advocate for their communities. Engaging projects are also essential for retention of YAC members. Whether you have a YAC or are thinking about starting one, this webinar will provide you with tools to create engaging and powerful YAC projects. Identify what makes a YAC...

Intro to Youth-Adult Partnerships Webinar

Ashley@osbha.org

Mar 5, 2018

Whether you have a Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) or are thinking about starting one, this webinar provides an introduction to youth-adult partnerships, with a focus on promoting positive youth development and partnering with youth in a way that elevates the youth voice. In this webinar, Liz Thorne and Haylee Williams articulate the benefits of youth-adult partnerships for youth, adults and...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oregon's Young People Advocating for Health and Wellness

Ashley@osbha.org

Feb 5, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OREGON’S YOUNG PEOPLE ADVOCATE FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS 2018 School Health Advocacy Day   On February 6, 2018, young people from across Oregon will gather to advocate for access to healthcare and to kick off School-Based Health Care Awareness Month, which was proclaimed by Governor Kate Brown on February 1st, 2018. The Oregon School Based Health Alliance...

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