School Health Services Planning Grant

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In 2019, the Oregon School-Based Health Alliance (OSBHA) developed and advocated for a bill to provide school districts and education service districts the opportunity to thoroughly assess the health needs of their school community, and develop a school health model to address those needs.

This resulted in the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) funding 11 districts in 2020 for Phase 1 – the assessment.  Assessments will be submitted to OHA in a Final Report and 10 districts will be awarded Phase 2 funding for schools to engage in a planning process for a school-based health center or school nursing model.

In order to support districts, OSBHA created a community-driven strategic planning process that meets OHA requirements, elevates equity, and leverages Student Success Act assessments as well as local health department and Coordinated Care Organization’s Community Health Assessments and Community Health Improvement Plans. We are currently providing support for three districts. In addition, OSBHA has developed the grid ‚Äčto assist communities in understanding how opportunities and requirements of the School Health Services Planning Grant, the Student Success Act and CCO 2.0 align. We hope this will be helpful in planning for services that will support youth in achieving health and academic success.