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

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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’s 2018 School Health Advocacy Day—in its 11th year —is the only youth-driven advocacy event that supports school-based health in Oregon. On this day, youth from around the state:
•          develop and share education about the legislative process
•          meet their legislators and advocate for the health needs of their community
•          build skills for community engagement and advocacy
•          connect with other youth leaders across the state
•          promote the importance of youth voice in access to health services
School Health Advocacy Day also highlights the effectiveness and presence of school-based health centers for Oregon’s lawmakers. It provides an opportunity to connect legislators and students, allowing young people to tell the story of how school-based health services have made a difference for them. Students who attend learn about civic engagement, communication, and leadership from policy experts and peer trainers, as well as engaging directly with legislators.
OSBHA thanks the generous sponsors who make this event possible:  the EC Brown Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, PeaceHealth, CareOregon, CivCom, Columbia Bank and Oregon Health & Science University.
For questions, please contact: Ashley McAllister, Program Manager, OSBHA:, 503.719.4515.