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CORE grant applications due in two weeks!

Our CORE grant program seeks to assist school-based health centers (SBHCs) as they work with school-aged youth to develop healthy relationship skills and knowledge, with a specific focus on social and sexual health.
Project budgets can be up to $10,000 and the objectives must be achievable within a one-year time frame. Grant funding will vary based on the scope of the activities in approved grants as well as the number of SBHCs or partners involved.

Cover Oregon open enrollment closes March 31

Cover Oregon is a marketplace where people can shop for health insurance and apply for financial help to pay for coverage.
Through Cover Oregon, people can use a single application to enroll in commercial insurance plans or programs such as the Oregon Health Plan or Healthy Kids. Some families may qualify for financial assistance to help pay for coverage. 
Fill out the application online, download it, and send it in by mail or fax, or work with a certified application assister to go through the process.

2014 SBHC Awareness Day a success!

Representative Nathanson with OSBHA Executive Director Paula Hester.Awareness Day, held on February 26 at the Oregon state capitol, gathered more than 60 advocates to highlight the impact of school-based health services on student health and academic achievement. The event provided an opportunity for young people to visit the capitol, meet their legislators, and link their personal stories to the importance of school-based health centers (SBHCs) in communities around the state.

Statewide Youth Advisory Council (SYAC) members offered their personal stories about how SBHCs have impacted their experiences accessing and using school-based health services. Tobias Rubel, SYAC communications director recognized that the experience of sitting down to speak with a legislator could be stressful for some students. His advice was for students to focus on the power of their story. "You should go in there and tell them about how school-based health care benefits you, the student."

Kaiser Permanente issues Request for Proposals

In 2013, the Oregon School-Based Health Alliance completed a needs assessment of School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) in Oregon, in partnership with Kaiser Permanente Northwest (KPNW). The survey identified behavioral health services as one of the largest areas of need in communities across the state.
KPNW seeks to increase the capacity of School-Based Health Centers to improve the health of young people, increase care to vulnerable communities, and promote the full participation of SBHCs in the region's health care system.


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