Celebrate 20 years of the School-Based Health Care Conference!
October 11, 2012 at Century High School
Check out the PRESENTER APPLICATION
Do you work with teens or young adults in your daily practice? The Network invites SBHC staff from across the state to attend an Adolescent Health Care Communication Program (AHCCP) training May 23, 2013 in Bend, OR. There is no cost to attend and scholarships to cover travel costs are available for people living outside the Bend area.
Oregon SBHC Bills in Progress in State Legislative Session
SB 823: This bill pays for one full-time practitioner for mental health worker in every school-based health center in Oregon. Read more of the actual bill
SB436: This bill would implement measures to address SBHC funding and billing in relation to CCOs and SBHCs.. Read more
HB 2445: This bill authorizes the school-based health center program currently operated by the Oregon Health Authority. Read more
On or around April 8, 2013, President Obama will release a budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2014. This document becomes the measuring stick by which the House and Senate will create their own budgets. While we are hopeful that the President’s proposal will include funding for operations needs for school-based health centers, our activities will turn to the House and Senate regardless of what that document says.
What happens now
All members of Congress send appropriations requests to the Appropriations Committees. We want as many members as possible to include school-based health centers on their lists. And we want them to rank this preference highly. The best way we can make this happen is via phone calls to as many members as possible.
The members’ requests need to be received by the Appropriations Committees by April 15. Many offices will be having internal deliberations as to their requests on the week of April 8. Now is the time to contact Senators and Representatives!
Check out the latest information and data on Oregon SBHCs
State SBHC Program Office website
for SBHCs from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Congratulations to Beaverton, Medford, Coos Bay, Multnomah County, and Tualatin!
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