Youth Advocates in Action at the State Capitol

Tobias Rubel

Apr 9, 2015

On February 26, I woke up, hopped into my white 1986 Cabriolet, and drove from my home in Portland, Oregon, to the state’s capital, Salem, for Awareness Day 2015. The capitol building was sleepy when I arrived—I was alone as I made my way up the marble steps into the building. Downstairs in Room 50, the largest rentable space in the building, the Youth Action Council of the Oregon...

SBHC Affiliates Create 18-Month Action Plan

Rafael Otto

Apr 8, 2015

In February 2015, the School-Based Health Alliance (SBHA) convened leaders from 16 state affiliate organizations in Washington, DC to create an 18-month joint affiliate-national action plan to drive SBHC development across the country. The Oregon School-Based Health Alliance participated in the meeting along with West Coast partners from California and Washington. While visiting,...

SBHC Advocacy, Youth Leadership & Civic Engagement

Rafael Otto

Apr 7, 2015

The Oregon School-Based Health Alliance’s (OSBHA) 2015 SBHC Awareness Day on February 26, 2015 was a resounding success and the largest event of its kind supporting the state’s school-based health centers and stimulating youth leadership, advocacy, and civic engagement. More than 125 youth and adult advocates from five counties traveled to the state’s capitol in Salem to...

Youth Leaders Spearhead Advocacy Efforts for SBHCs

Rafael Otto

Feb 22, 2015

PRESS RELEASE Salem, Oregon — 2015 SBHC Awareness Day, scheduled for February 26 at the Oregon State Capitol, is an annual effort by the Oregon School-Based Health Alliance (OSBHA) to highlight the impact of school-based health services on student health and academic achievement. The event provides an opportunity for young people to visit the capitol, meet their legislators, and...

CORE Grant Program Now Accepting Applications!

Suzanne Flory

Feb 6, 2015

​OSBHA is excited to announce the RFA release for the 2015-2016 CORE grant program! Check out our FAQ about the CORE grant program! What is the CORE grant program? Through the generous support of the EC Brown Foundation, the CORE grant program seeks to assist school-based health centers (SBHCs) as they work with school-aged youth to develop healthy relationship skills and...

Oregon SBHCs: From 1985-2010

Rafael Otto

Dec 15, 2014

Contributed by Alyssa Rust Honoring a Legacy and Advancing a Future outlines 25 years, from 1985-2010, of Oregon’s School-Based Health Center (SBHC) history and their ability to build access to health care for children. The summary below provides highlights from the report.   A Look Back The SBHC movement first began in the late 1960s with centers opening in Massachusetts...

School-Based Health Centers and the Medical Home Model

Rafael Otto

Nov 25, 2014

Patient-Centered Primary Care Homes (PCPCH) in Oregon A patient-centered primary care home is a model that reinforces a patient-centered approach to providing care. The model of care promotes strong relationships with patients and their families with an emphasis on treating the whole person, therefore reducing costs, improving care through early intervention, a focus on prevention and...

Oregon to Explore Innovation in School Health Care Policy and Finance

Rafael Otto

Nov 3, 2014

School-Based Health Alliance Launches Inter-State Policy Learning Labs Washington, DC – Maureen Hinman, policy director for the Oregon School-Based Health Alliance, will travel to Washington, DC, this week for the launch of the School-Based Health Alliance’s new policy collaborative initiative. The Oregon School-Based Health Alliance will lead a diverse team, including...

Eye to Eye: Preconference Workshop Connects Youth and Adults

Rafael Otto

Oct 31, 2014

O​SBHA's Statewide Youth Action Council, in partnership with Planned Parenthood Southwestern Oregon and Columbia Willamette, presented their new curriculum called Eye to Eye: Discussing Sensitive Topics with Youth as a preconference session at our annual conference on October 9. Designed as a three-hour experiential learning opportunity, the workshop focuses on presenting advice from...

2014 Conference Highlights

Rafael Otto

Oct 30, 2014

Our annual school health conference, this year held in partnership with the American School Health Association (ASHA), attracted more than 400 participants to downtown Portland. With dozens of workshops and sessions designed to support school health professionals in Oregon and around the country, we also featured an SBHC-focused workshop track and celebrated some great school health work...