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OSBHA December Newsletter

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In this month's newsletter, we interviewed Salma, a Student Health Advocate at OSBHA, about the impact COVID-19 has had on her life. Thank you to Salma 
for sharing your story with us. 

How has COVID-19 impacted your mental, physical, and/or emotional health? 

OSBHA November Newsletter

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In our November newsletter, two OSBHA Student Health Advocates share about the impact COVID-19 has had on their lives. Thank you to Azucena and E for sharing your experiences and photos with us.
 

OSBHA October Newsletter

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In our October newsletter, we interview Jen Shin, the new Operations Manager at OSBHA!

This month, we're welcoming Jen Shin to OSBHA as our new Operations Manager. We're so thrilled to have her on our team. Jen answered some questions about her passions and what brings her to OSBHA.

What brings you to this work?

School-Based Health Center YAC Toolkit

Oregon’s school-based health centers (SBHCs) provide comprehensive, affordable health care to young people on their school grounds. SBHCs reduce barriers such as cost, transportation, and concerns surrounding confidentiality that often keep youth from seeking the health services they need. Youth engagement is a critical component of the SBHC model. In order to create a youth-friendly environment, it’s important that youth are at the decision-making table when it comes to SBHC services and delivery. In Oregon, many SBHCs engage youth by supporting a Youth Action Council or Youth Advisory Council (YAC), which typically focuses on one or more projects intended to improve SBHC services, accessibility, or marketing. YACs can provide an opportunity for youth to become active partners in their SBHC.

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