2 Post-Secondary/Collegiate What isHealth OccupationsStudents ofAmerica-HOSA?
3 HOSA 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
4 How will a Post-Secondary/Collegiate institution benefit from a HOSA Chapter?
5 Recruitment!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!
6 Points 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”.
7 CHAPTER ACTIVITIES Community Service Leadership Development Social Activities
8 EXAMPLES 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