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.

The Biggest YAC Summit Yet!


Nov 22, 2019

The third Oregon YAC Summit on November 8, 2019 brought nearly 100 people statewide to the YAC Summit. The theme for this year's YAC Summit was "Blossoming Into Leadership". This year, the YAC Summit Youth Planning Committee wanted to celebrate and recognize current YACs/SHACs as leaders in their communities and give them additional tools to move their work! We had an expert...

Youth Blog: Stressed Is Just Desserts Spelled Backwards!

Student Health Advocates

Nov 22, 2019

This blog post is by Jaelene Chavez, a member of OSBHA Student Health Advocates.  A few tips to help you manage stress    As us students make our way through the school year, we know it can get tough, especially during these next few months. Seniors have many college applications and scholarship deadlines approaching soon, juniors have begun...

Youth Blog: Can the Sexual Education Gap be Filled with the Internet?

Student Health Advocates

Oct 25, 2019

This blog post is by Jennifer Cruz Hernandez, a member of OSBHA Student Health Advocates.  One would expect for societal norms in sexual education to be responsive of the needs of current generations. However, that is not the case. In the Journal of Health Communication through the article “Is the Internet Filling the Sexual Health Information Gap for Teens? An...

Interview with OSBHA's New Board Co-Chair


Sep 16, 2019

OSBHA is so happy to welcome Sarah Fast as our new Board Co-Chair. In this interview, she explains what brought her to this work and where we're going from here.    Please describe your background and how it brings you to OSBHA. I have dedicated the majority of my professional career to working with youth across the Portland Metropolitan Area to help them (and their...