HOSA Mission and Core Values
The mission of HOSA is to empower HOSA-Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration, and experience.
We value learning. We are committed to learning and becoming respected, knowledgeable and skilled health professionals. We will respect the experiences and contributions of our teachers, peers and patients and seek to learn from them.
We value leadership. We will serve as role models in our academic program, profession and community. We will be ethical, accountable and trustworthy. We will use our influence to empower others to strive for excellence.
We value service. We are dedicated to serving others with compassion. We believe that individuals are important, and we will treat everyone with respect and care.
We value innovation. We are dedicated to enriching the lives of others. We will continuously seek the knowledge and skills to address challenges and improve the health professions.
About Kansas HOSA
Kansas HOSA is a state affiliate of HOSA-Future Health Professionals. Kansas HOSA is made up of nearly 1,000 members across 60 chapters. Kansas HOSA continues to grow, in 2018 Kansas HOSA was recognized at the International Leadership Conference for a 42% membership growth from the previous year. In 2022, Kansas HOSA achieved Gold Standards of Excellence recognition from National HOSA.
Kansas HOSA organizes two leadership conferences each year as well as a state officer retreat. In addition to the conferences, Kansas HOSA also provides an opportunity to participate in Kansas Citizenship Day each year in Topeka, Kan.
HOSA Is a Pipeline for Future Health Professionals
Learn, Lead, Serve and Innovate
HOSA is a student-led global organization that provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for middle school, secondary, postsecondary, and collegiate students enrolled in health and biomedical sciences.
The rapidly changing health industry needs dedicated workers who, in addition to their technical skills, are people-oriented and capable of playing a leader or follower role as a member of a health team. HOSA recognizes the importance of providing students with instruction beyond the technical skills required for entry into the health field and plays a unique role in preparing students for higher education and entry-level certification (EMT, CNA, etc.).
HOSA provides opportunities for students to develop, practice and refine their technical, leadership, and teamwork skills to achieve a seamless transition from education to a career.
HOSA is currently made up of more than 245,000 members and has seen a growth in membership for 34 consecutive years.
Purpose, Goals, Creed
The purpose of HOSA-Future Health Professionals 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.
The goals that HOSA believes are vital to each member are:
To promote physical, mental and social well being.
To develop effective leadership qualities and skills.
To develop the ability to communicate more effectively with people.
To develop character.
To develop responsible citizenship traits.
To understand the importance of pleasing oneself as well as being of service to others.
To build self-confidence and pride in one's work.
To make realistic career choices and seek successful employment in the health care field.
To develop an understanding of the importance in interacting and cooperating with other students and organizations.
To encourage individual and group achievement.
To develop an understanding of current health care issues, environmental concerns, and survival needs of the community, the nation and the world.
To encourage involvement in local, state and national health care and education projects.
To support Health Science Education instructional objectives.
To promote career opportunities in health care.
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.