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National HOSA Information and Web Site

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is a national student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Occupations Education Division of the ACTE. HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA's goal is to encourage all health occupations instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HOE-HOSA Partnership.

HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in health occupations education programs. HOSA is 100% health care!

Since its inception in 1976, HOSA has grown steadily reaching 67,469 students through thirty-six (36) affiliated state associations with involvement in three (3) unaffiliated states and 2,086 chapters in the 2001-02 membership year.

HOSA is not a club to which a few students in school join. Rather, HOSA is a powerful instructional tool that works best when it is integrated into the HOE curriculum and classroom. HOE instructors are committed to the development of the total person. Those who join the HOE-HOSA Partnership recognize the importance of providing students with training far beyond the basic technical skills needed for entry into the health care field. The rapidly changing health care system needs dedicated workers who, in addition to their technical skills, are people-oriented and capable of playing a leadership or followership role as a member of a health care team.

HOSA's mission is especially critical when considering the acute shortage of qualified workers for the health care industry. It is essential that the HOE-HOSA Partnership maintain its momentum and encourage all HOE instructors to integrate HOSA into their curriculum and classrooms.

Activities and procedures within Health Occupations Students of America are governed by the philosophy of simple fairness to all. Therefore, the policy of National HOSA is that all operations will be performed without regard to race, sex, color, national origin or handicap. HOSA is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

HOSA Web Site
Visit the HOSA web site to get the latest information
Check out the opening page for information on:
     National Service Project
     National HOSA Week
     Competitive Event Topics
     NLC Winners
Go to "Member Services" and look at the Student Membership Handbook
Go to the "National HOSA" section and see pictures and information on the National Executive Council.  This information can be really helpful for HOSA Bowl.
The "HOSA Publications" section has updated competitive event guidelines. Print your own copy of these guidlines when preparing for a competitive event.
Be sure to use this valuable reference often.
National HOSA
6021 Morriss Road, Suite 111
Flower Mound, TX 75028
Phone: (800) 321-HOSA
Fax: (972) 874-0063