OSBHA's next School Health Advocacy Day is scheduled for Thursday, February 10th, 2022.
Advocacy Day is going to continue to be a virtual event this year. 
School Health Advocacy Day is the only youth-driven advocacy event that supports school-based health services in Oregon. This year we will be holding this event virtually. We are excited for this event to continue to provide an opportunity for youth from across Oregon to come together, meet their legislators, and advocate for the importance of school-based health services in their communities. 
Due to the ongoing safety concerns around COVID-19 as well as some construction happening in the Capitol building in Salem that will be disruptive to the flow of business, we do plan to have this event continue to be virtual this year. We know this presents some new challenges this year, since youth are in school in person, so we hope to allow some flexibility so each group can participate in this event in a way that works best for your youth!  General session will happen on Zoom from 10 am to noon on Thursday, February 10th, 2022.   Instead of booking an afternoon full of Legislative meetings, we are going to go back to having each school group book their own Legislator meetings, allowing you to have some flexibility in your schedule.  If it works better to have Legislative meetings after school, the following day, or the following week, do what works!

Pre-Registration is now open! If you are a School-Based Health coordinator in Oregon and interested in bringing a group of youth to our 2021 Virtual School Health Advocacy Day, please fill out our pre-registration form!  This gives us a chance to plan for an estimated number of people, as well as provide you materials and trainings to prepare for the event.  Please complete pre-registration by January 15th.  

When we open full registration, it will be a little different than it has in past years.  We will be sending you a link to share with youth to have them register individually.  This will allow us to provide Zoom links to each youth to attend the event virtually.  But we will also send you a link just in case you have any members of your group that miss registration! More information will be provided in your master planning guide packet after you pre-register. 

Pre-Registration for 2022 School Health Advocacy Day

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact OSBHA administrative coordinator: Jessica@osbha.org.