Apply to be a Student Health Advocate!


Sep 12, 2018

Applications for our 2018-2019 Student Health Advocate group are now open.  Applications just opened to be a part of the Student Health Advocates with the Oregon School-Based Health Alliance. This is a 9-month leadership opportunity for students ages 14-22 in the Portland Metro area who are interested in school-based health and health equity. Student Health Advocates help plan...

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Sep 5, 2018

Not on our email list? Sign up here to be the first to hear about OSBHA news & updates. Save the Date: Join us for Advocacy Day 2019! ​OSBHA's next School Health Advocacy Day is scheduled for Thursday, February 28, 2019. School Health Advocacy Day is the only youth-driven advocacy event that supports school-based health services in Oregon. This annual event provides...



May 2, 2018

Portland, Ore. May 2, 2018– The Oregon School-Based Health Alliance, Raphael House of Portland, Volunteers of America Home Free, and Portland Public Schools are delighted to announce the launch of a collaborative program providing Healthy Relationship Advocacy services at Cleveland and Franklin High Schools. There is growing recognition of the prevalence of teen relationship violence and...

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....