Healthy Kids Learn Better Partnership (HKLB) works at the state and local level to foster partnerships between health and education stakeholders in order to reduce physical, social and emotional barriers to learning.
Oregon's School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) are a unique health care model in which comprehensive physical, mental and preventive health services are provided to youth and adolescents in a school setting.
2022 School Nursing Pilot Program Legislative Report
2019, the legislature passed HB 3165, directing the Oregon Health Authority
(OHA) to create a new pilot program for school health services. OHA chose to
concentrate its pilot on alternative approaches to school nursing services
(School Nursing Pilot Program or SNPP), given known gaps in school nursing
services in Oregon. This report provides an overview of SNPP as well as a
description of activities, sucesses, and lessons learned.
2021 Oregon School Nurse Survey
This report shares findings from the 2021 Oregon School Nurse Survey conducted by the Oregon Health Authority, Adolescent and School Health Unit. Out of approximately 400 registered nurses working in Oregon schools, 251 responded from 29 counties and 81 school districts. Survey responses may increase understanding of the school nurse role in Oregon, and inform efforts to improve school nursing services, student wellbeing and academic success.
School nurse roles and responsibilities
Nurses in Oregon schools reduce health-related barriers to education. They support students with special health care needs; train school staff on individual student care and school-wide health protocols; and work with school teams to promote wellness for school communities.
Task Force on School Nurses
Senate Bill 698 (2015) created the Task Force on School Nursing in response to continued concerns over the level of school nursing support provided to Oregon students. The Task Force is charged with providing recommendations for the future funding of health services in schools.