Youth Blog: Neurology of Worry: Breaking the Cycle

Student Health Advocates

Apr 10, 2020

This blog post is by Salma Sheikh, a member of OSBHA Student Health Advocates.  Neurology of Worry: Breaking the Cycle     Why is it that we worry so much? Even though we know that worrying may be detrimental to our health or to us achieving our goals, we still worry because let’s face it—sometimes there’s a lot to worry about....

Youth Blog: Accessing SBHCs in the Portland Metro Area During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Student Health Advocates

Apr 9, 2020

This blog post is by Sophia Mann, a member of OSBHA Student Health Advocates.  Due to the coronavirus outbreak, it can be hard to know what health resources are available to you but hopefully, this post will provide you with some information!  Here are school-based health centers (SBHCs) currently open in the Portland metro area for physical and mental health...

OSBHA March Newsletter: Responding to COVID-19

Ashley McAllister

Mar 26, 2020

Our March newsletter includes info on how we're adapting our work to support our mission through the COVID-19 pandemic, a survey to help us understand the needs of SBHCs during this time, and resources for Oregon communities...

COVID-19 Update - Where can I get food assistance?

Mar 19, 2020

If you are looking for food resources, check with your school district to see what their plan is.  Most districts have grab and go food available for students, many for all children in their area 1-18.  Some are for pick up at schools, and others are delivering to bus stations.  Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon has also compiled a list of ways to access food...

Thank you for joining us at School Health Advocacy Day 2020!

Mar 10, 2020

2020 School Health Advocacy Day Youth from all around Oregon joined us on February 25th at the Oregon State Capitol for School Health Advocacy Day 2020. Students facilitated 25 meetings with their legislators to discuss the importance of school-based health services, and we were very excited to welcome Governor Kate Brown as our keynote speaker.  The...

Celebrating Black History Month with our Student Health Advocates!

Mar 4, 2020

We celebrated Black History Month by highlighting some of our very own Student Health Advocates. We asked questions that were focused around celebrating their identity, ways they take care of themselves and, health! Keep reading to learn what our Student Health Advocates had to say! Jayla Pride When I hear “Black History Month,” I think about the stories, struggles, and...

OSBHA February Newsletter: Advocacy Day, Black History Month, and an Interview with Board Co-Chair Danni/y Rosen

Ashley McAllister

Feb 16, 2020

Our February 2020 newsletter includes updates on Advocacy Day, Black History Month, the census, and an interview with OSBHA board co-chair Danni/y Rosen. February 2020...

Youth Blog: Communication in Relationships

Student Health Advocates

Jan 14, 2020

This blog post is by Mirea Bacit, a member of OSBHA Student Health Advocates.  Everyone knows that relationships as fun as they can be, aren’t always perfect, whether you’re dating or married. Though problems are prevalent in every relationship, they’re seen more within teens and young adults. In a time full of self-discovery and growth, it’s important...

Eye to Eye Training Opportunity in Prineville


Dec 10, 2019

Attention: youth-serving providers! We hope you will join us for a free Eye to Eye training in Prineville, Oregon on January 14. Eye to Eye is a youth-led training designed to shift provider’s approaches to relationships, connections, and power dynamics with youth. This January, we will present our Eye to Eye training with a focus on HPV. Eye to Eye training is provided by...

Board Application Now Open!

Nov 26, 2019

Are you passionate about strengthening school-based health services and systems that promote the health and academic success of young people?   The Oregon School-Based Health Alliance is currently recruiting for new board members including young people  between 13-25 years of age!   Learn more & apply here.