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Planning for a New Oregon School-Based Health Center
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Resources for Planning New SBHCs

The SBHC State Program Office (SPO) recently announced the release of a 2014-2015 SBHC Request for Proposals (RFP) to fund planning grant awards in 1-4 new planning communities. SPO will be accepting applications for Phase I and Advanced Phase planning grants, however, we will prioritize Advance Phrase planning proposals during this funding cycle.

Proposals are due by 5pm on September 9, 2014. Please see the RFP for more details.

For more information, please contact Kate O'Donnell: kathryn.m.odonnell@state.or.us or 971-673-1054.

Regardless of the availability of State planning funds, any community may choose to plan for an SBHC within their own timeline. Once opened, the SBHC may request to be certified by our office. Site Certification status allows your county to be eligible for state funding, depending upon availability.

We encourage any community interested in developing and opening an SBHC to review the following documents:


Current School-Based Health Center (SBHC) Planning Sites

In September 2013, the Oregon School-Based Health Center (SBHC) State Program Office (SPO) awarded twelve planning grants to explore and plan for SBHCs in nine counties. Nine communities were awarded Phase I grants (2 year planning timeline) and three were awarded Advance Phase grants (1 year planning timeline).

Phase II

Of the nine Phase I awardees, seven have elected to move forward to Phase II planning. One site has elected to carry Phase I funds forward to the 2014-2015 fiscal year in order to continue to explore the SBHC model and develop community readiness.

Phase II extends from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. Counties will receive $60,000/site to execute their strategic plan to establish a new SBHC in their community. Each planning site will be required to successfully achieve State certification of their new center by Spring 2015. Upon successful completion of certification, the center will enter the State SBHC Funding Formula July 1, 2015.

The seven Phase II planning sites are located in six counties. A seventh county ^ will continue to conduct Phase I planning activities. Two of the counties currently do not have any certified SBHCs *.

  • Columbia County – Clatskanie Middle/High School
  • Deschutes County - Bend High School
  • ^ Jackson County - Medford School District
  • * Grant County - Grant Union High School
  • Klamath County - Klamath Union High School
  • * Polk County - Central High School
  • Washington County - Beaverton High School
  • Washington County - Tualatin High School
Advance Phase

Advance Phase extended from November 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. Each county received $60,000/site to execute their strategic plan to implement the SBHC Certification Standards. Advance Phase sites were required to be certified by Spring 2014. Each site successfully completed State certification and entered the State SBHC Funding Formula July 1, 2014.

Three Advance Phase planning sites are located in two counties.

  • Jackson County - Scenic Middle School
  • Jackson County - Prospect Charter School
  • Multnomah County - Centennial High School