Feb 2, 2017

​   OSBHA ACTION ALERT   Oregon is in a tight budget spot this legislative session. We need your support to ensure SBHCs remain funded and a priority in Oregon.   The ways and means committee will be traveling around Oregon to ask for public input on this year’s budget. We need you to show up for SBHCs! Choose an event near you:  ...

School-Based Health Center Advisory Committee

Jan 30, 2017

The Oregon School-Based Health Alliance (OSBHA) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to strengthen school based health services and systems that promote the health and academic success of young people. We are forming 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...

Health News You Can Use : Vaccines. One Less Shot

Haylee Williams

Nov 14, 2016

Health News You Can Use : Vaccines. One Less Shot   There’s at least 10 vaccinations the CDC recommends for youth 7-18 years old. That’s at least 10 shots! Keep in mind some require multiple doses. Eeek so many!     But There’s Good News! The CDC (Center for Disease Control) has now reduced that load by one. That’s right the...

Birth Control Linked to Depression

Haylee Williams

Oct 31, 2016

(CNN)Taking hormonal birth control might be associated with an increased risk for depression compared with those who don't use contraception, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. [...] it is not very surprising that also external artificial hormones acting in the same way and on the same centers as the natural hormones might...

They Did What On Facebook!?

Haylee Williams

Oct 20, 2016

The Brookings Harbor High School YAC Takes Advocacy to Facebook The Brookings Harbor High School YAC wanted everyone to know why SBHCs are so important to the community. They also wanted the district and their fellow students to know exactly what services are available at the SBHC. They wanted to take their advocacy to the next level so….   In partnership...

Oregon School-Based Health Alliance and Trauma Informed Schools

Sep 22, 2016

Oregon School-Based Health Alliance and Trauma Informed Schools   Portland, Oregon, September 22nd, 2016 - In the 2016 legislative session, the Oregon School-Based Health Alliance (OSBHA), with support from the Defending Childhood Initiative, Oregon Health Authority, Gladstone School District, Trauma Informed Oregon, Alliance4Kids, the Oregon Education Association...

They say not all superheroes wear capes but can we get neon green tights? No seriously Aquaman looked America’s Next Top Model ready in a pair of those

Haylee Williams

Sep 12, 2016

Who are these people that want neon green tights?   Well “these people” are actually the Statewide Youth Action Council aka Superheroes of Health as we dubbed ourselves at this year's Awareness Day. Sounds exclusive? In a way it is-- superheroes of health are youth health advocates. (More on how you can join the squad later). We are the Statewide Youth Action...

Trauma Informed Schools Internship

Aug 24, 2016

The Oregon School-Based Health Alliance is Seeking a Trauma Informed Schools Intern.  Reports to: Policy Director Internship, 20-hours per week   Summary: OSBHA will be providing technical assistance to two schools as they create a trauma informed culture, and is seeking an intern to provide project support for an average of 20 hours per week.   Background on Trauma...

Kaiser Permanente Northwest Awards Grant to Oregon School Based Health Alliance

Aug 22, 2016

Lane County, Oregon, July 25th, 2016 - The Oregon School-Based Health Alliance (OSBHA) has received funding from Kaiser Permanente for Phase 2 of Lane County work to promote sustainability of school-based health centers.  Phase 1, also funded by Kaiser Permanente, began in Fall 2015, led by OSBHA and consultants Tracy Ellis and Megan Shultz of Transformational Community Alignment (TCA)....