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...

Training Opportunity: Our Whole Lives

Suzanne Flory

Oct 30, 2014

The Oregon School-Based Health Alliance is excited to help promote the facilitator training for the Our Whole Lives curriculum that is being co-hosted by the First Congregational Church and Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon in Eugene! ​ Our Whole Lives is a series of education programs to be used in the affirming and supportive setting of our churches that equips participants...

Extra! Extra! Write All About It!

Suzanne Flory

Oct 24, 2014

Do you know a talented young person who is interested in expressing their voice? The Rational Enquirer is accepting submissions for their 2015 publication! Applications are due by November 14, 2014. You can find more information about the application process here.  The Rational Enquirer is an annual statewide publication of the Oregon Teen Pregnancy Task Force. The stories shared in...

SBHC 2012-2013 State-Level Data

Julia Hakes

Oct 22, 2014

School-based health centers have been in Oregon for nearly 30 years! SBHCs have succeeded through unique public-private partnerships between the Oregon Public Health Division, school districts, county public health departments, public and private practitioners, parents, students, and community members. School-based health care has come so far since the first SBHC at Roosevelt High School in...

Collaboration, Innovation, Prevention & Education: Our 2014-15 CORE Grantees!

Suzanne Flory

Oct 14, 2014

The Oregon School-Based Health Alliance is excited to announce the 2014-2015 CORE grant projects! This year’s cohort recently convened during the annual SBHC Conference to share project updates, work collaboratively to develop effective outreach strategies, and gain new knowledge and insight that will improve their efforts to initiate and strengthen healthy youth relationship (HYR)...

Conference registration closes in two weeks!

Rafael Otto

Sep 16, 2014

With just two weeks before our annual school health conference in partnership with the American School Health Association (ASHA), we are busy finalizing session and event details designed to highlight the amazing work happening in Oregon's school-based health field. Be sure to register by October 1 - we hope to see you there!   Register for the Statewide Youth Action...

Celebrating Success: Reflections on the CORE Grant Program

Suzanne Flory

Aug 26, 2014

One of the greatest benefits of the CORE grant program is that it carries forward best practices and lessons learned among SBHCs who have worked to establish and enhance adolescent social and sexual health services across Oregon. As we prepare to launch the next round of CORE grants, OSBHA reflects upon and celebrates the successes of the 2013-2014 CORE grantees.  ...

When Facing Some of the Greatest Health Challenges, SBHCs Demonstrate They Can Rise to the Occasion

Rafael Otto

Aug 21, 2014

Contributed by Iliana White, Program Manager, School-Based Health Alliance. This post originally appeared on the School-Based Health Alliance's blog. It has been demonstrated time and time again that school-based health centers (SBHCs) provide high quality, comprehensive care to students where they spend most of their time—in school. The model, however, can be...

How Schools Work and How To Work With Schools

Suzanne Flory

Jun 10, 2014

Spring has proven to be a busy time for SBHCs as they bring this school-year to a close and begin looking ahead to next year’s priorities, programs, and projects. Here at the Oregon School-Based Health Alliance, we’ve been finalizing project plans with next year’s new round of CORE grantees (keep your eyes open for a 2014-2015 CORE recipient announcement soon!). Over the years, OSBHA has...