2017-2018 HOSA OFFICERS
President: Jesus M. Barajas
Vice President: Sydney N. Rodriguez
Secretary: Karina A. Garcia
Treasurer: Naomi Grangeno
Historian: Jasmine G. Lopez
Reporter: Britney Barajas-Rivas
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.
OFFICIAL HOSA EMBLEM
The official HOSA emblem was adopted by the Delegate Assembly at the first HOSA National Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, April 27-30, 1978, from a design submitted by Tennessee HOSA.
The circle represents the continuity of health care;
The triangle represents the three aspects of humankind: — wellbeing, social, physical and mental; and
The hands signify the caring of each HOSA member.
COLORS OF HOSA
Navy blue represents loyalty to the health care profession.
Medical white represents purity of purpose.
Maroon represents compassion of HOSA members.
The HOSA Motto was also adopted by the delegate assembly at the first HOSA National Leadership Conference in April in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
“THE HANDS OF HOSA MOLD THE HEALTH OF TOMORROW”
The original motto, as adopted by the delegate assembly in 1978, was “The Hands of Youth Mold the Health of Tomorrow.” The Florida HOSA State Association presented the motto to the delegate assembly. In recognition of postsecondary student members, the word “youth” was changed to “HOSA” in 1979 at the second HOSA National Leadership Conference in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
I recognize the universal need for quality, compassionate healthcare.
I understand the importance of academic excellence, skills training, and leadership development in my career pathway.
I believe through service to my community and to the world, I will make the best use of my knowledge and talents.
I accept the responsibility of a health professional and seek to find my place on a team equally committed to the well-being of others.
Therefore, I will dedicate myself to promoting health and advancing healthcare as a student, a leader, an educator, and a member of HOSA-Future Health Professionals.
All this information is from hosa.org