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Thank you for joining us at School Health Advocacy Day 2019!

Over 100 Oregon students joined us on February 28 for School Health Advocacy Day 2019. Students facilitated 27 meetings with their legislators to discuss the importance of school-based health services.


2019 School Health Advocacy Day

On February 28, 2019, young people from across Oregon will gather to advocate for access to healthcare and to cap School-Based Health Care Awareness Month, which was proclaimed by Governor Kate Brown on February 1 st , 2019. The Oregon School Based Health Alliance’s 2019 School Health Advocacy Day—in its 12 th year —is the only youth-driven advocacy event that supports school-based health in Oregon. On this day, youth from around the state:

An Interview with Alfonso Ramirez on Trauma Informed Schools

In 2016, OSBHA worked to pass a bill to pilot trauma informed schools and funds were allocated to support two pilot schools, Tigard High School (THS) and Central High School (CHS) in Independence, OR. This is the third year of the pilot.

OSBHA has been providing technical assistance to the two schools, working closely with the Trauma Informed Schools Coordinators’ hired to transform the schools. Alfonso Ramirez is the coordinator at THS.

Spotlight on an SBHC: An Interview with Bethel Health Center Director Brooke Cottle

We are always thrilled to hear about Oregon SBHCs taking innovative approaches to providing care to youth. Bethel Health Center is one of those SBHCs.

OSBHA Executive Director Laurie Huffman (pictured right) recently sat down with Bethel Health Center Director Brooke Cottle (pictured left) to discuss community partnerships, youth mental health, and more.


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