The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division is proposing to adopt permanent rules pertaining to the criteria for continuation funding for certified school-based health centers (SBHCs), awarding grants to communities planning for certified SBHCs, and incentive funding to: (1) increase the number of SBHCs as patient-centered primary care homes; (2) improve the coordination of care of patients served by coordinated care organizations and school-based health centers; and (3) improve the effectiveness of the delivery of health services through school-based health centers to children who qualify for medical assistance as mandated by the passage of House Bill 2445 by the 2013 Legislature. The proposed rules are intended to fulfill the mandates by prescribing the criteria for eligibility of funding and grant awards.
You are being invited to review the proposed rules and to comment on them. If you wish to present oral testimony, a public hearing will be held in Portland, Oregon at 800 NE Oregon St, Room 810, on March 12, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. (see hearing notice). You may also file written comments before 5:00 p.m. on March 14, 2014 to the Public Health Division Rules Coordinator at the following address:
OHA, Public Health Division
Brittany Sande, Administrative Rules Coordinator
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 930
Portland, Oregon 97232
E-mail comments to: email@example.com
You may also send comments by fax to (971) 673-1299.
Final rules will be filed after consideration of all comments.
See documents below for more information.
On Target for Oregon's Triple Aim
With 25 years of experience, Oregon's School-Based Health Centers are at the forefront of our current and emerging health care delivery system. With a wealth of experience and "lessons learned," School- Based Health Centers can make important contributions to health care reform.
Oregon Health Authority (OHA), the agency tasked with implementing health care reform in Oregon, has set goals to improve health care outcomes through three key initiatives known as "The Triple Aim."
The three outcomes OHA is focusing on are:
- A healthy population,
- Extraordinary patient care, and
- Reasonable costs.
Oregon's School-Based Health Centers hit the target in all three areas!
School-Based Health Centers evaluate the needs of the populations they serve with a particular focus on wellness, prevention and chronic disease management. SBHCs provide quality person-centered care using a cost-effective care model that focuses on prevention. For example, each center must provide comprehensive medical and psychosocial histories; physical exams; immunizations; age-appropriate risk assessments; and patient education. Additionally, centers maintain demographic and encounter data. These data better inform program development at the state and local level to ensure youths' health care needs are being appropriately met. SBHCs are creating healthier generations and empowering youth to be healthy!
Oregon's 63 School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) offer a unique health care model in which comprehensive preventive physical, mental and preventive health services are provided to youth and adolescents in a school setting.
Adolescents are often reported to have the lowest access to health care service use of any age group, and they are the least likely to seek care through traditional office-based settings. Additionally, coordinating care for children has been an ongoing challenge for working parents.
- See children who otherwise would not get care,
- Help students get back to the classroom faster,
- Lessen the demand on parents to take time off to get children to well and urgent care needs, and
- Improves students' health.
Oregon School-Based Health Centers and Public Health
SBHC Status Update 2014
SBHC Map 2014
List of Medical Sponsors