Support Reducing Absenteeism in Schools by Contacting Your Legislator Today

Maureen Hinman

Feb 17, 2016

We are thrilled that HB 4031 "The Coordinated Student Success Act" has unanimously passed out of the House Education Committee, but we still have work to do! Right now, our bill is sitting in Ways and Means where legislators decide which bills get funded. Legislators are more likely to act on our bill if they get enough requests to do so. We want their mailboxes to be full and...

Reducing Absenteeism with HB 4031 "The Coordinated Student Success Act"

Maureen Hinman

Feb 1, 2016

The 2016 legislative session began today and is already cruising right along. For bills to move forward in this short five week session, they must be heard in the first chamber by February 11th, so there is a rush to schedule hearings and get bills on dockets. This session, OSBHA has developed House Bill 4031, "The Coordinated Student Success Act," a bill intended to focus on...

Grant Opportunity for Effective Trauma-Focused Treatment and Services

Maureen Hinman

Jan 28, 2016

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2016 National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI) – Category III, Community Treatment and Services (CTS) centers grants.  The purpose of this program is to provide and increase access to effective trauma-...

Portland Monthly Identifies OSBHC Practitioners as Top Notch

Pam Case

Jan 26, 2016

Oregon School Based Health Center
Congratulations to Tamra Kehoe and Shannon Anastasiadis, who were two of six pediatric nurse practitioners listed in Portland Monthly magazine's Top Docs and Nurses of 2016 guide! Tamra Kehoe works in the Franklin High School SBHC, and Shannon Anastasiadis works in the Parkrose High School SBHC. Both were sponsored by the Multnomah County Health Department. This...

Support OSBHA on Giving Tuesday!

Rafael Otto

Nov 24, 2015

Join the Oregon School-Based Health Alliance during our #GivingTuesday campaign called Creating Cultures of Wellness! Our goal is to raise $30,000 to support our advocacy efforts and school-based health centers across Oregon.  Donate now!   Why OSBHA? The Oregon School-Based Health Alliance advocates for services, systems, and strategies for improving the health and...

OHEA Mend the Gap Report Released


Nov 17, 2015

The Oregon Health Equity Alliance has released a new report called Mend the Gap to address health care deficiencies for hundreds of thousands of Oregonians.  Today in Oregon, 383,000 people remain uninsured, threatening the prosperity of every county and the economic future of our state. Communities of color, LGBT communities, rural Oregonians, immigrant communities, women and low-...

November 20 Town Hall Meeting

Rafael Otto

Nov 4, 2015

The Oregon Health Authority invites you to the Portland State Office Building on Friday, November 20, 2015 for a Town Hall Meeting about accessing behavioral health services in the state.  Download invitation as a PDF file  

Meeting Invitation for SBHCs, CCOs, and LPHAs

Maureen Hinman

Oct 27, 2015

Are you a school-based health center interested in building a stronger relationship with your Coordinated Care Organization? Are you a CCO or Local Public Health Authority interested in learning more about school-based health centers and how they can help improve health in your region? The Oregon School-Based Health Alliance (OSBHA), in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority,...

Recent SBHC News

Rafael Otto

Oct 27, 2015

​SBHCs offer crucial mental health services to underserved children A recent article from Infectious Diseases in Children explores recent data from the Adverse Childhood Experience Study, SBHCs are identified as crucial student-focused access points for care that are "uniquely positioned to identify and mitigate the symptoms of adverse childhood events, in an effort to improve future...

Join us on Saturday, Oct. 24 for an OSBHA fundraiser!

Rafael Otto

Oct 16, 2015

Saturday, October 24 Featuring the Red Shoes Band bringing their "dance party rock and roll vibe"! Band Members: Jessica Reichers (singer), Barbara Robinette (singer, piano), David Collier (singer, guitar), Andy Ginsburg (singer, bass, guitar), Mark Tilson (bass, guitar), Rick Berman (percussion). Support, sound, marketing - Karen Ronning-Hall ​ Music...