Youth Blog: Why We Need Mental Health Services At Schools

Student Health Advocates

Apr 20, 2018

This blog post is by Cindy Wu, a Student Health Advocate at OSBHA. Thanks to the work of OSBHA Student Health Advocates along with many other youth and OSBHA partners across Oregon, our 2018 request to the Oregon Legislature for additional mental health funding in schools was granted! Starting in July, Oregon schools will have close to an additional $1 million to support mental health...

Creating Engaging & Powerful YAC Projects Webinar


Mar 27, 2018

Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) projects provide opportunities for students to collaborate, build skills, and advocate for their communities. Engaging projects are also essential for retention of YAC members. Whether you have a YAC or are thinking about starting one, this webinar will provide you with tools to create engaging and powerful YAC projects. Identify what makes a YAC...

Intro to Youth-Adult Partnerships Webinar


Mar 5, 2018

Whether you have a Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) or are thinking about starting one, this webinar provides an introduction to youth-adult partnerships, with a focus on promoting positive youth development and partnering with youth in a way that elevates the youth voice. In this webinar, Liz Thorne and Haylee Williams articulate the benefits of youth-adult partnerships for youth, adults and...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oregon's Young People Advocating for Health and Wellness


Feb 5, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OREGON’S YOUNG PEOPLE ADVOCATE FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS 2018 School Health Advocacy Day   On February 6, 2018, young people from across Oregon will gather to advocate for access to healthcare and to kick off School-Based Health Care Awareness Month, which was proclaimed by Governor Kate Brown on February 1st, 2018. The Oregon School Based Health Alliance...

I’m healthy! / ¡Soy sano! launches

Jun 29, 2017

The Safety Net Capacity Grant Program, now known as I’m healthy! (¡Soy sano! in Spanish) is in full swing. Through a network of more than 30 partner organizations—including safety net clinics and community-based organizations—I’m healthy! connects children and teens to free primary and preventive health care services. Who qualifies for I'm healthy!? Children and...

Celebrating Oregon's Superheroes of Health Event Wrap Up

Jun 16, 2017

Thank you so much to everyone who joined us at Lagunitas Community Room on May 25th at our 1st Annual Celebrating Oregon’s Superheroes of Health event. A special thanks to our sponsors, Susan Matlock Jones and Kaiser Permanente. Thanks to Thin Rail who provided live music, and Oregon Deli who catered the event. It was a beautiful night to celebrate the work of young people advocating for...

Community Statement on May 26th, 2017 Killings by White Supremacist

May 27, 2017

We are grieving the brutal stabbing and murder of two courageous bystanders who sought to disrupt a potential assault on a Muslim woman on the TriMet Hollywood MAX station. We extend our heartfelt care and support to the people and their families impacted by this trauma. This senseless tragedy happened on the eve of the Holy Month of Ramadan, a period that draws Muslim communities...


Maureen Hinman

May 3, 2017

Calling all Advocates! Recently the co-chairs of the Ways and Means Committee, the legislative budget writing committee, released a proposed budget that puts our kids at risk. The proposal includes a significant cut to the state SBHC budget of $2-$3 million. This means school-based health centers are in danger of losing significant and necessary funding....

School-Based Health Center Advisory Committee

May 2, 2017

Oregon School-Based Health Alliance School-Based Health Center Advisory Committee The Oregon School-Based Health Alliance is excited to announce the formation of a School-Based Health Center Advisory Committee to help guide and inform the OSBHA work focus and priorities. We want to connect with and better understand the needs and wants of SBHCs in Oregon. We invited anyone working in a...

Legislative Action Alert

Apr 6, 2017

Urgent Legislative Action Alert Support Health and Wellness in Schools All Children and youth deserve optimal health and academic success.  The Oregon School-Based Health Alliance is working with partners across the state to support health and wellness in schools through HB 2048, which provides support for School-based health center expansion, school-based mental health...