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Youth Advisory Council Makes Recommendations for SBHC Care

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In December 2015, the Oregon School Based Health Alliance Statewide Youth Advisory Council (SYAC) partnered with FamilyCare CCO and the Oregon Public Health Division to facilitate a youth listening session in the Portland Metro area. Over 50 youth were in attendance. Below are key findings from the session and recommendations to SBHCs based on what the SYAC heard.

Encourage Your Members of Congress to Co-Sponsor the Hallways to Health Act (S. 2590/H.R. 4621)

On Friday, February 26, Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters and Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) introduced the Hallways to Health Act (S.2590/H.R. 4621), legislation that would provide federal support for high-quality comprehensive health care and mental health services to students at school-based health centers (SBHCs) across the country. 

The Hallways to Health Act would:
  • increase access to health care through SBHCs
  • incorporate community health workers and telehealth services in the SBHC model

Oregonian Highlights Important Discussion about School Involvement in Teen Healthcare

In her article "Teens face birth control barriers at school-based health center" posted on March 30, 2016, 
Oregonian columnist Samantha Swindler brings attention to the important community discussion that is being played out in Hillsboro, Oregon at Century High School concerning a school's involvement in teen health. The Hillsboro community is trying to determine how much a school district should be involved with health care.
 

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