2Post-Secondary/Collegiate What isHealth OccupationsStudents ofAmerica-HOSA?
3HOSA is a national career and technical student organization Endorsed by the US Dept of EducationMissionPromote health career opportunitiesEnhance the delivery of quality health care to all people
4How will a Post-Secondary/Collegiate institution benefit from a HOSA Chapter?
5Recruitment!HOSA can be a bridge between the secondary and post-secondary/collegiate classrooms!HOSA is offered through the Health Science Technology (HST) secondary classroom!Visit your local HST classrooms!Let the high school students know there is a HOSA chapter at their local college/university!
6Points to consider when starting a Chapter Follow the institutions organization requirementsStart small, seek out former HOSA membersAt least five members to form a chapterDraft chapter constitution/bylawsUse another chapter’s bylaws as a guideUse non-discrimination clause in the constitution/bylawsContact National HOSA for enrollment information!HOSA is tax-exemptCheck the institutions policies-may not be able to use “University of Louisville HOSA” due to copyright laws.May use “Health Occupations Students of America at the University of Louisville”.
7CHAPTER ACTIVITIES Community Service Leadership Development Social Activities
8EXAMPLES Medical professionals as guest speakers Hospital/medical facility toursMedical career fairsCampus blood pressure checksBlood drivesAdopt-a-HighwayNursing Home VisitsTutoring high school studentsMentoring new HOSA freshmanHOSA representative in student governmentRun for state office of HOSA vice-presidentAttend State and National Leadership Conference