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Oregon School-Based Health Alliance

Thursday, April 20, 2017


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Engagement strategies for person- and family-centered health care systems

Oregon-School Based Health Alliance (OSBHA) seeks to promote the health and academic success of children and youth through sustaining, strengthening and expanding school-based health systems. Our purpose is to protect and expand the value of school-based health centers (SBHCs) and generate community commitment to sustain local success. We do this by building public policy support, engaging communities and strengthening health services throughout Oregon to improve health care access and equity. OSBHA also serves as the informational hub for SBHC professionals, providing technical assistance, needs assessments, training and professional development.

Megan Kovacs joined OSBHA as program manager in April 2016, with nearly 10 years of experience coordinating dating, domestic and sexual violence prevention. She is the OSBHA staff liaison to the Statewide Youth Action Council and grant manager for the CORE grant program, helping school-based health centers promote healthy relationships in their communities.

http://osbha.org/


Statewide Youth Action Council 

Statewide Youth Action Council

The OSBHA works with the Statewide Youth Action Council (SYAC) to raise awareness about school-based health centers (SBHCs) and youth health issues. SYAC members are passionate youth health advocates and have experienced the positive effects of school-based health care in their own lives. Members take on a variety of leadership roles, including planning statewide conferences, facilitating trainings and regular meetings, speaking publicly about school-based health, forming important partnerships and developing professional skills.

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