Being an OSBHA Student Health Advocate is a 9-month commitment, September 2019 - May 2020. OSBHA Student Health Advocates promote the value of school-based health services across Oregon. It is a leadership opportunity for young people who are interested in becoming a voice not only for their own health but for the health of their peers and community.
**Priority will be given to high school students that attend schools with School-Based Health Centers but, we encourage all students who meet the requirements below to apply.**
Before we begin, If you need help completing this form, please contact Antonia at Antonia@osbha.org or call 503-719-4515 Ext. 103. We can assist you in getting the form completed!
What You'll Do as an OSBHA Student Health Advocate:• Represent and advocate for School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) and school-based health services in Oregon • Advocate for equitable and youth-friendly healthcare• Organize and facilitate statewide projects, and workshops for youth, healthcare professionals and others
Requirements:• Must be between 14-22 years old• Must attend 14 of the 17 scheduled meetings (the schedule is down below) • Must be able to attend meetings twice a month• Must have interest in school-based health centers and school-based health services• Must have an interest in promoting social justice and equitable health services
Time Commitment: Meetings twice a month, 8-10 hours a month
Location: OSBHA Office, 911 NE Davis St. Portland, OR 97232
Occasionally, we will have meetings with other communities, organizations, school-based health centers, and will be going to local government buildings for advocacy opportunities. All traveling outside of our regular scheduled meetings will have transportation provided. Bus tickets will be provided for those who request them. You will receive a one day ticket per event upon request.
Benefits:• Leadership opportunities• Positive impact on your community • Relationship and team-building skills• Public speaking and communication skills• Policy advocacy skills• Goal setting and event planning• Deepened relationship to social justice • $500 stipend (half is paid mid-way through the program and the other half on completion) • For day-long events, you will receive a stipend of $100 for presenting or facilitating• For short events, you can receive a stipend between $20-80
Key Responsibilities:• Advocate for local and statewide school-based health centers• Advocate for health equity and social justice legislative efforts• Writing health-related blogs for OSBHA website• Develop workshops and trainings for OSBHA partners, providers, and other youth groups to build coalitions• Participate in OSBHA events, such as School Health Advocacy Day• Ability to work effectively within diverse communities and settings
Coordinator Contact info: Program and Advocacy Coordinator, Antonia Rangel-Caril Work Phone: 503-719-4515 Ext. 103 Email: Antonia@osbha.org Attendance Requirements: PLEASE PUT THESE DATES ON YOUR CALENDAR
All meeting times are scheduled from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm *** You must be able to attend at least 14 of the 16 Wednesday meetings.***• First Meeting: September 25th• October 2nd• October 16th• November 6th• November 20th• December 4th• January 8th• January 22nd• February 5th• February 19th• March 4th• March 18th• April 1st• April 15th• May 6th• End of Year Party: May 20th
Throughout the year we will participate and facilitate trainings, listening sessions and advocacy days. These opportunities will serve as makeup opportunities for missed meetings. You will be notified of event dates in advance.
Note: Times may change throughout the year, but you will receive advance notice.