HOSA Mission Statement
The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science technology education students, therefore, helping students  to meet the needs of  the health care community.


HOSA Facts
HOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of 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 science instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership.

HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in health science education and biomedical science programs or have interests in pursuing careers in health professions. HOSA is 100% health care!

Since its inception in 1976, HOSA has grown steadily reaching over 250,000 members through chartered state HOSA Associations, US Territories, and other countries.

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 HSE and health science related curriculum and classroom. HSE instructors are committed to the development of the total person. Those who join the HSE-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 HSE-HOSA Partnership maintain its momentum and encourage all HSE instructors to integrate HOSA into their curriculum and classrooms.


Conferences
There are 3 conferences held each year. 
  • The CT HOSA Fall State Leadership Conference (SLC), which is generally held each October, consists of training and activities to help grow the leadership skills of local chapter officers or motivated members.

  • The CT HOSA Spring State Leadership Conference (SLC), which is generally held each March.   CT HOSA members participate in interactive activities, workshops and in the International Competitive Events Program.  They compete against each other for gold, silver and bronze medals in a variety of events.  This is the largest CT HOSA State Conference held each year.

  • The International Leadership Conference (ILC) is held every June in different venues around the country.  Over 10,000 of the best HOSA members from all states, US territories, and several countries travel to the ILC to take part in their workshops and to compete in the International Competitive Events Program.


The HOSA International Leadership Conference (ILC) Includes
Exciting general sessions
Educational and social learning activities
Leadership academies
Tours to healthcare facilities
Exhibits presented by professional healthcare associations
The International Competitive Events Program
The annual business of the national student organization of HOSA by the international voting delegates
The Educational Symposium - workshops presented by professional partners that provide information about current health care issues
An opportunity to meet people from across the United States, US Territories, and other countries with similar career goals
Fun, excitement, recognition, and opportunity for HOSA members, their chaperones and family members!


International Leadership Conference (ILC) Details
For the latest ILC details go to: http://ilc.hosa.org/

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The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science technology education students, therefore, helping students to meet the needs of  the health care community.