CT HOSA Fall 2019 State Leadership Conference
was held on Friday, November 1, 2019 at
Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury at
Founders Hall (the new Health Science Center)
The Fall Conference CT HOSA is co-sponsoring CT Tobacco-Free Youth Leadership Summit
Registration and breakfast is from 8:00 am until 8:30 am. The program begins at 8:30 am. The program ends on at 2:00 pm. Please click here for the agenda.
Sponsorship: The Summit is sponsored by EdAdvance on behalf of NW CT Partnership for Tobacco-Free Communities and Western CT Alliance for Tobacco-Free Communities, with generous grant funding provided by the CT Department of Public Health. Summit co-sponsors are CT HOSA-Future Health Professionals, EdAdvance, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Catch My Breath, and Naugatuck Valley Community College.
The Summit provided a platform for middle, high school and post-secondary students around the state to learn about local, state, and national tobacco-free advocacy efforts, trends in youth-led initiatives to promote tobacco-free communities, and state and local legislative agendas that promote tobacco-free policies in local communities. Through highly engaging and interactive workshops, students will see how they can have a meaningful voice in this conversation and how they can improve their own leadership and advocacy skills. It is open to all interested middle and high school students at no charge.
Workshops include: Information about being tobacco-free. The National Theme is Towards Tomorrow. Our overarching National HOSA Service Project for last year and this year (2018-2020) is the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
HOSA State Officers presented information on the benefits of HOSA and how to become a State Officer. We also had exhibitors on careers in healthcare, one of our fundraiser programs, Right Response First Aid Kits and other exhibitors.
CT HOSA 2020 Spring State Leadership Conference
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Snow date is Saturday, March 14, 2020
Location: Waterbury Career Academy HS, 175 Birch Street; Waterbury, CT 06704
Time & Fees: 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. All students who compete or attend the conference must pay the $55 conference fee. Breakfast and lunch are included.
Competitions and Workshops: All written competitive exams will be given prior to the State Waterbury Career Academy. For students who attend the conference, when they are not competing, they may attend free workshops and presentations during the morning.
Students who are participating in a competitive event that has a written test only do not have to attend the conference. However, all announcements and awarding of medals will be made at the conclusion of the day of the conference. All other events have a skills component that will be given on the day of the conference. (Some events are written only, some have a written test plus a skills component and others have two skills components.)
Students and their advisors are responsible to read and understand the guidelines for the test that they are participating in. Some events require students to bring their own equipment. See guidelines for the specific event for more details here. Student ID Every student who is competing is required to bring their identification. This is a rule that is required for both our State Conference and the International Leadership Conference in Houston, TX. All students must show their ID before competing. For more information about the id requirements please click here.
Consent and Conduct plus Medical Forms. These are forms required for all people attending the Spring Conference and the International Leadership Conferences. These forms can be downloaded here. They should be filled out, signed and returned to the local chapter advisor. Each local chapter advisor should scan them and email them to Linda Richard, the CT HOSA State Co-Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org. They are due before the conference by Monday, February 24, 2020.
Dress Code All students and their advisors are expected to dress in their HOSA uniforms. To better understand the requirements please click here.
The mission of HOSA is to empower HOSA-Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration, and experience. The purpose of the HOSA organization is to develop leadership and technical HOSA skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science Education instructional program.
Carolyn Finch, Keynote Speaker for 2020 Spring Conference.