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Tasha Jones

Health Occupations Students of America

HOSA is a national organization for students who are enrolled in a Health Science Education Program.  The activities of HOSA are an integral part of the instructional program that provides occupational and leadership skills.  Local HOSA chapters provide programs and activities to help students develop physical, mental, and social well-being.  Members of HOSA strengthen their leadership and citizenship abilities through interaction with professional, business, and other student organizations. HOSA members build confidence in their own ability to develop skills that will lead to successful employment in the field of health.  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 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