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Youth Health

The goal of our work is to promote the health and well-being of all adolescents in Oregon.

The information found here is for youth, parents and the many people who support and provide services for them.

There is a strong, well-established link between health and learning. Students’ health impacts attendance, test scores, and the ability to pay attention in class.

  • School-Based Health Centers
    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.
  • Task Force on School Nursing
    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.

Youth Sexual Health

Becoming a sexually healthy adult is one of the most important developmental tasks of adolescence. Healthy sexuality is to be respected, and requires a sense of responsibility to be emotionally and physically prepared and protected.