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2015 Legislative Endorsements

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1. Transportation Funding Package  (Bicycle Transportation Alliance)

Increases funding for non-highway transportation, including (but not limited to) transit, bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

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2. Safe Routes to School For Every Kid: Portland metro-area effort  (Bicycle Transportation Alliance)

Secures funding from Metro Regional Government to implement Safe Routes to School programs at every school district in the Portland metro-area.

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3. Summer Learning Loss Prevention  (Oregon ASK)

Ensures that students have access to summer food, learning, and recreational activities to promote year-round nutrition and health, as well as to prevent summer learning loss.

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4. Toxic-Free Kids Act (Oregon Environmental Council)

Requires manufacturers or importers to report on the presence of certain high-priority toxic chemicals when they are used in products for children, and to phase them out.

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5. YouthPass Transportation Funding (Oregon Environmental Council & Bicycle Transportation Alliance)

Provides healthy and safe transportation to school and improves the healthfulness of learning environments.

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6. Health Care for All Children (Oregon Latino Health Coalition)

Ensures that all children in Oregon have access to the health care services they need to be successful in school and throughout their lives.

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7. Improving School Nursing (Oregon School Nurse Association)

Improves health and education outcomes for Oregon students by including school nursing in the coordinated school health and health transformation framework.

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8. Lottery Bonding for SBHC Construction Grants (Oregon School-Based Health Alliance)

Secures capital grants for school-based health center construction so more kids have access to health care in school. School-based health care keeps kids healthy, learning, and thriving.

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9. Funding Formula Parity (Oregon School-Based Health Alliance)

Equalizes funding across school-based health centers so they can provide comprehensive health care services to children and teens in school, keeping them healthy, learning and thriving.

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10. Funding for SBHC Expansion (Oregon School-Based Health Alliance)

Secures funding to support school-based health center expansion in eleven actively planning communities. School-based health care keeps kids healthy, learning, and thriving.

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11. Require CCOs to Collaborate with Educational Entities (Oregon School-Based Health Alliance)

Requires CCOs to work with health and educational entities to integrate services for children and youth, ensuring they have the resources they need to be healthy, learning and thriving.

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12. Free Lunch for All Income-Qualified Kids (Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon)

Ensures all children at risk for hunger have access to free school lunch by eliminating the reduced-price lunch family co-pay for 30,000 students.

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13. Junk Food Marketing in Schools (Upstream Public Health)

Closes a loophole that allows companies to market unhealthy foods and beverages at Oregon schools, so that kids will get consistently healthy food and food information while at school.

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These legislative concepts have been endorsed by the Healthy Kids Learn Better Coalition. For a list of all members, and those that have opted out of endorsing this or any legislation, please see the “Member Organizations” page.