Chapter Advisor Resource Guide

The use of Quick Links for NEW HOSA Local Advisors and their chapter members will show the
HOSA State Advisor where information is located on the HOSA website. Using these quick links
when training the New HOSA Local Advisor will ensure that the chapter is being developed “The
HOSA Way.”

Who to Contact for Assistance:
Chartered Association State Advisor:
HOSA: 800.321.HOSA (4672)

The hyperlinks are listed as an introduction to HOSA-Future Health Professionals. Since HOSA
provides many resources to the HOSA Local Advisor, as the State Advisor you can select the
areas which accommodate the extent of training you share and the areas which the HOSA Local
Advisor can discover on his /her own time.

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Mission Find information about the HOSA Mission; Purpose; Goals; Creed and Core Values.
- Incorporate this information into the chapter meetings.
- Have members make a HOSA bulletin board.
- Encourage members to memorize the HOSA Creed and recite it at every chapter meeting.
Make learning the creed fun and give prizes for activities:
- Have a fill-in-the-blank quiz;
- Do a Word Search puzzle;
- Allow HOSA members to create ways to memorize the HOSA Creed
History Understand how HOSA-Future Health Professionals evolved into the strong, 100% health related, and student-led organization it is today by reading the HOSA history pages.
Chartered Associations Learn how to contact the lead person associated with HOSA- Future Health Professionals in each state and country. Of utmost importance is YOUR Chartered Association!
HOSA Executive Council Become virtually acquainted with the current HOSA leadership team (Executive Council). Local members can email the Executive Council members by clicking on the officer’s name.
HOSA Brand The HOSA brand establishes HOSA’s identify; therefore, it will be important to learn how to correctly use the HOSA brand; HOSA Patch; and current HOSA theme for chapter t-shirts or other printed items. For YOUR Chartered Association’s brand, contact YOUR State Advisor, who is also the individual who can answer questions you may have about using the HOSA brand.
HOSA Headquarters (HOSA Staff) Virtually meet the HOSA Staff prior to making contact with them. It is always nice to “put a face to the name” and to learn about the individual before meeting in-person or talking with an individual on the phone.
Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Informational sheet with helpful hyperlinks. MRC is offered as a competitive event. Link to guidelines MRC Partnership.
National Technical Honor Society Informational sheet with a link to joining NTHS. Forming a partnership in 2004 with HOSA-Future Health Professionals, the NTHS yearly awards scholarships to HOSA members who are also members of the NTHS. If your school doesn’t already have a NTHS chapter, consider starting one with the prospect of having the HOSA/NTHS members apply for the opportunity to win one of the NTHS sponsored scholarships.
No Kid Hungry Youth Engagement Toolkit Childhood hunger in America is a solvable problem and this HOSA partner has ideas to help your HOSA members assist in combatting this health issue.
SAMHSA Youth Engagement Guide Here you will find strategies, tools, and tips for supportive and meaningful youth engagement on the health issues of abuse and mental health.
CareerSafe Training Courses For just $25.00 per student, this HOSA partner offers OSHA 10-hour safety training programs that provide HOSA members ages 16 to 24 an opportunity to receive an OSHA industry recognized credential, valuable for life.
Take Down Tobacco HOSA and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids join forces to engage HOSA members in this free program to give students accurate, research-based information on tobacco and vaping, and to train youth to use their voices can help create the first tobacco- and nicotine-free generation! This is worth checking out so share the link with your local chapter members.

JOin

Affiliation packet Information required to affiliate (join) HOSA is detailed within this packet of information.
About Membership A brief description about each type of membership.
join HOSA The “how to” of affiliation.
membership Benefits Answers the question “What do I get for my membership fees (dues)?”
Membership Certificates Easy access to customizable certificates for members and chapters.
Member Certificate – Generates individual member certificates; great inclusion for the member’s portfolio.
HOSA 100 Club Certificate – Initial chapter membership must be submitted by October 15 of the current membership year.
HOSA 100% Affiliation Certificate – 100% of the health science or biomedical science students enrolled in the program are also HOSA members. What a great certificate to hang in the HOSA HSE classroom!

Advisors

Local Advisor takes you to the following links:

HOSA Membership

Affiliation A step-by-step process on how to complete the affiliation process. Include details like (1) check for proper spelling and for duplicated members; (2) include email addresses for the member (not the advisor’s email); (3) members can be added at any time throughout the year; (4) payment is required within 30 days of submitting the application; etc.
HOSA Conference Management System (CMS) HOSA’s login site is called HOSA CMS (Conference
Management System). This site will be used a lot:
- complete chapter affiliation;
- register for a Chartered Association event or conference;
- register for State Leadership Conference (SLC)
- register for HOSA International Leadership Conference (ILC).

BEST PRACTICE: The charter number and password are needed prior to logging into the HOSA CMS. Make certain to file this information in a very easy-to-access location, perhaps even in your cellphone.
Chartered Association List See previous entry! ABOUT CHARTERED ASSOCIATIONS
New local Advisor E-mail signup Make sure to complete the sign-up link to receive emails with helpful information so you will be on the HOSA Local Advisor Listserv.

BEST PRACTICE: ALL HOSA Local Advisors should complete this signup. The State Advisor might include it with the Back- to-School mailing.
HOSA store - awards unlimited Awards Unlimited is the vendor contracted to sell all “official” HOSA merchandise and this is the link where the merchandise can be purchased.

BEST PRACTICE: ALL Local Advisors should be made aware that this site is used to purchase HOSA branded materials.

Classroom Activities & Lesson Ideas:

Virtual On-Demand Learning Opportunities (New for 2020-2021) A “Must Have” for all Local Advisors. Why create the wheel, especially in this time of virtual learning! Even if it is not virtual, it is great learning.

Online Learning for HOSA Advisors:
Chapter Resource Guide
The Chapter Resource Guide may be the first resource you want to highlight step-by- step with the New HOSA Local Advisor.

Eleven Steps to Organizing the local HOSA chapter. Another “Must Have” resource!
The Eleven Steps are explained in-depth in the following entries.

Step One: Get to Know HOSA

Learn about HOSA-Future Health Professionals: Where to find information and organize your HOSA chapter.

What is CTE?
Not every individual serving as a HOSA Local Advisor will be familiar with Career & Technical Education (CTE). This video serves to introduce all HOSA Local Advisors to CTE.
HOSA Definitions & Abbreviations
Learn to “speak” the HOSA language.

Connect, Inspire and Engage Powerpoint

Extremely helpful information for the Local Advisor when introducing HOSA Future Health Professionals to prospective and new members and for the HOSA State Advisor in training new and experienced advisors.

HOSA: The Basics

Basic information (HOSA Creed, colors, brand, etc.) in one concise location.

HOSA Chapter Timeline

Month-by- month listing of chapter activities.

HOSA Publications

Explained in detail under Resources section of the HOSA website.

HOSA Introduction Lesson Plan (Powerpoint)

Basic resource for use by the HOSA Local Advisor when introducing HOSA to the (prospective) chapter members and for the State Advisor when training New Local Advisors.

Step Two: Get Connected

Stay connected to your HOSA State Advisor and to other HOSA Local Advisors in your state, as well as keep you updated on Chartered Association HOSA events.

Find YOUR State Advisor Photo and contact information for the HOSA State Advisor.

Step Three: Recruit Students

Student recruitment videos and resources.

Video Library

Listing of all available HOSA videos to be used collectively or individually. (Think creatively on ways to make this fun!)

Sample Member Application

Use this resource to gather information prior to affiliating the student members and you’ll have the requested affiliation information (cell number; email; demographic information; etc.) in one location. Add this resource to your student files and you’ll have all the information you need at your fingertips.

Sample Letter to Parents of Prospective Members

The student may be hyper-excited about joining HOSA and gaining parental support facilitates the HOSA experience. Include specific chapter details and continue communicating with the parents / guardians throughout the year.

BEST PRACTICE: Requesting parent / guardian contact information, especially an email, will facilitate the sharing of chapter information, including a
chapter newsletter if one is produced.

Sample Photo Release Form

Get permission before posting a member’s photo or using it for a publication. This could be sent with the Sample Letter to Parents of prospective Members.

Step Four: Affiliate

HOSA membership isn’t official until the chapter is affiliated. Using HOSA materials in the classroom does make your chapter affiliated. Before you use HOSA materials, it is important to affiliate.

Affiliation Packet

See previous entry! JOIN

Introductory information helpful in completing the process when a health or biomedical science teacher would like to start a HOSA chapter.

Step Five: Develop Bylaws

Bylaws don’t have to be scary! This section will provide an introduction to bylaws and why bylaws are important. BEST PRACTICE: Each local HOSA chapter should send a copy of their Bylaws to the HOSA State Advisor.

Tips For Writing Bylaws

Simple and straight-forward explanation for writing Bylaws.

HOSA Bylaws

HOSA Bylaws as they pertain to student membership.

Bylaws for HOSA-Future Health Professionals, the organization.

Sample Bylaws For Local Chapters

Sample Bylaws for the local chapter. Get the local officers and student members involved in the process.
Remember…HOSA is student-led and each voice counts.

Step Six: Role of the HOSA Advisor

Just as HOSA wouldn’t exist without students; Local Advisors are the backbone to the organization. This section will provide information about the role of the HOSA Local Advisor. THANK YOU for filling this important role of HOSA Local Advisor.

Commitment of a Local Advisor

Being a HOSA Local Advisor requires commitment and dedication to advising the student members in the many areas of leadership. We appreciate YOU!

Rules For HOSA Advisors

Helpful reminders of your role as a Local HOSA Advisor and job within the local chapter.

The HOSA Chapter Advisor

As a Local Chapter Advisor, ways to have a successful HOSA chapter are outlined.

Chapter Management

Learn how to help local chapter officers be more involved in local chapter meetings to ensure all local members are contributing ideas, talents and suggestions and active participates of the meeting.

Step Seven: Elect Officers

HOSA fosters leadership development. This section focuses on chapter officers and the election process.
BEST PRACTICE: Edit the documents to reflect the needs of the local HOSA chapter and its officer team leaders.

Officer Roles

Student members will want to run for office if they understand the role of each office. Share this resource as a way of teaching about leadership prior to the election process.

HOSA Chapter Officers

Details Duties and Responsibilities for each local chapter officer.

Sample HOSA Officer Application

Advisors are encouraged to use this template to create an officer application form that works for the local chapter.
Consider posting each application in the classroom so all members can view the candidates’ qualifications prior to the election process.

Sample Officer Parent Letter

Parent cooperation and support is paramount in the success of a local HOSA chapter officer. Make certain to communicate openly and often with the parents in regard to the success of the officer.

Officer Behavior Agreement

A sample of expected behavior agreement with delineated consequences made between the local officer and the advisor.

Employer Notification and Memorandum of Understanding

After-school HOSA chapter activities require a commitment on the part of the chapter officer. When employed, the officer may need to request time off from a job. Informing the employer early in the process will lead to better understanding and cooperation when scheduling the officer time-off to attend the required activities.

Sample HOSA Local Officer Discipline Policy

For every action there is a reaction and knowing this upfront will enable the officer to gain an understanding of the resulting reaction if he /she does not follow the established guidelines. This resource validates the disciplinary action on the part of the HOSA Local Advisor.

HOSA Installation Ceremony

“The HOSA Way” of installing officers. This ceremony is a more formal way for installing officers in the classroom and during an installation ceremony for school personnel and parents.

Officer Succession Plan

This four-step officer team succession plan guides the current officers in developing a plan to train the upcoming officer team. A strong officer team perpetuates the continuation of the local chapter. If all officers are graduating without having a succession plan in place, the chapter could be in jeopardy of disbanding. Don’t let that happen…start planning now for the next team of chapter officer leaders.

Step Eight: Hold Chapter Meetings

Chapter Meetings are the main way to communicate and retain HOSA chapter members. This section provides resources for meeting agendas, meeting minutes and ice breaker examples.

Agendas and Minutes

General information for the HOSA Local Advisor, including how to involve students in the meeting and points of interest
to enhance the meeting.

Ice Breakers and Team Building Activities

Add these ice breakers and team-building activities to your current tool kit and let the chapter meeting fun begin!

Sample Agenda

The local HOSA officers should plan an Agenda for every chapter meeting; submit it to the Advisor for edits and final approval and distribute it to the members prior to the meeting. Share these resources to guide the officers in competing this important and essential meeting requirement.

Sample Agenda With Notes

The local HOSA officers should plan an Agenda for every chapter meeting; submit it to the Advisor for edits and final approval and distribute it to the members prior to the meeting. Share these resources to guide the officers in competing this important and essential meeting requirement.

HOSA Committee Report

Each committee, Standing or Ad hoc, needs to prepare a report for presentation at the chapter meeting. A copy can be given to the Secretary for filing.

Meeting Evaluation

When you and the officer team want to gather data about the chapter meeting, develop an evaluation tool for the members. The thoughts and ideas expressed will offer guidance in the planning of future meetings. This is another way to have each member offer input so he /she feels that voicing an opinion will count.

Step Nine: Program of Work Activities

A chapter activity plan is known as a Program of Work (POW) including financial, leadership activities, fundraising activities, etc.

Program of Work

The “why” and “how” of executing a Program of Work.

A plethora of ideas for the chapter members to consider when planning the POW.

Sample Program of Work

Samples so chapter members can develop their chapter POW.

Blank For for POW

A blank form for the members’ use in planning the POW.

POW Planning Sheet

Each scheduled activity needs to be “planned” well in advance and the members planning the activity could use this in the planning stages. A planning sheet is a fantastic resource.

Chapter Goal Planning Worksheet

Every HOSA event or activity needs to have a goal. This HOSA Chapter SMART Goal Planning resource will help the members remain focused in the early planning stages of the project.

Financial Leadership Activities

Every chapter needs financial stability in order to support chapter activities, community service projects, and members
as they participate in HOSA leadership conferences.
Fundraising Handbook – HOSA’s guide to fundraising
Fundraising Suggestions
–  Sample Partnership Letter – Asking for financial support from local health leaders or organizations can be challenging and even intimidating. HOSA provides a sample letter to get you started in the process. Developing a partnership with health organizations and professionals will benefit the members and partners in numerous, impactful ways.

Step Ten: HOSA in the Classroom through Competitive Events

The HOSA Competitive Events (CE) Program boasts over eighty-one events in seven categories. This section will provide links to Competitive Event resources, updates and ideas to incorporate events into the classroom.

BEST PRACTICE: As the CE guidelines are incorporated into class assignments / projects, use the Rating Sheet from the guidelines as a rubric when grading students. The Rating Sheet can be edited to align with your assignment requirements. This process will help prepare your future competitors become familiar with the guidelines and the “judging” process.

Competition Through HOSA

HOSA members will experience various forms of competition throughout their lives. This resource serves to show the student member a positive view of competition through the HOSA CE Program.

Competitive Event (CE) Guidelines

This links you directly to the current CE guidelines. Word of advice…always tell your competitors to practice and prepare for competition using the most current guidelines as noted in the date listed in the bottom corner of each guideline.

Competitive Event Resources

Compilation of all resources used for the competitive events offered through HOSA’s CE program.

General Rules and Regulations (GRR)

A “Must Read” resource for every competitor and HOSA Local Advisor. Here you will find ALL rules and regulations of
the CE program; answers to CE questions; and directions for competitor success during competition.

Step Eleven: Attend Conferences

The opportunity to attend a HOSA conference is an experience of a lifetime. This section provides information about the International Leadership Conference (ILC). Check with your HOSA State Advisor on regional or state leadership conference opportunities in your area.

International Leadership Conference

The highlight of every year for HOSA members is the HOSA International Leadership Conference. This conference has so many highlights… nationally known speakers; educational workshops; health-related exhibitors; exciting general sessions; highly competitive CE program; networking opportunities with HOSA members around the world; and so much more! Your State Advisor will keep you informed of how you and your members can participate in the ILC.
Plan…prepare…participate…you won’t want to miss out on the memories!

Washington Leadership

This professional development opportunity for HOSA

Academy (WLA)

Chartered Association Executive Council members and local chapter leaders takes place yearly in the fall. HOSA provides a unique leadership development opportunity for YOUR local leaders (Chapter officers) and will leave them with transferrable skills which can be implemented in the chapter meetings. This action-packed experience for HOSA Chartered Association Executive Council members and local chapter leaders proves to be the highest level of leadership
development for HOSA-Future Health Professionals.

ILC Deadline Checklist

HOSA’s way of helping you stay on top of your important deadlines for attendance at the ILC.

HOSA Chapter Safety Checklist

You teach safety in the classroom so why not teach it for attendance at any HOSA event? For many students, a HOSA overnight event is a first-time experience and their safety is paramount to the student, you, the school, and especially the parents /guardians.

CE Useful Tools

Links to a page consisting of a diverse listing of Competitive Event (CE) information. Your State Advisor will share more about this in regard to the HOSA competitive events held in your Chartered Association.

Chapter Development

Establishing a HOSA Chapter Chapter information in a nutshell.
New Local Advisor Handbook An extremely helpful resource with many ideas to use in the chapter meetings and the HSE classroom.

BEST PRACTICE: Print a copy of the Handbook for your HOSA binder.
Postsecondary/Collegiate Handbook Differences exist between a Postsecondary / Collegiate chapter (PS/C) and a Secondary (SS) or Middle School (MS) chapter and this helpful resource benefits the PS/C advisor.
Officer Installation Ceremony No need to write the script for the officer installation ceremony since HOSA has already done it for you! Additional ways to install officers can be found in the New Local Advisor Handbook.
HOSA Fundraising Handbook Fundraising ideas are included for the local chapter and the HOSA Chartered Association. Another great resource to reference and distribute during local advisor training.
Health Facility Work-Based Learning Program Guide Work-based learning, the result of carefully planned and executed partnerships between health employers and education, is one strategy that can increase the supply of health professionals. This Guide, developed by the California Hospital Association, offers ideas which could prove helpful as healthcare opportunities are planned for your HOSA members.
HOSA Week Ideas and HOSA Week Proclamation HOSA week is designated the first full week of November starting on Sunday through Saturday. If the local chapter prefers to celebrate HOSA week during CTE month in February that is fine; or, the local chapter might choose another week that is in better alignment with other school activities. The importance of HOSA week is the recognition of others and sharing the HOSA story.

Partnership Activities:

Advanced CTE Promotional Video

Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Informational sheet with helpful hyperlinks. MRC is offered as a competitive event. Link to guidelines MRC Partnership.
National Technical Honor Society Informational sheet with a link to joining NTHS. Forming a partnership in 2004 with HOSA-Future Health Professionals, the NTHS yearly awards scholarships to HOSA members who are also members of the NTHS. If your school doesn’t already have a NTHS chapter, consider starting one with the prospect of having the HOSA/NTHS members apply for the opportunity to win one of the NTHS sponsored scholarships.
No Kid Hungry Youth Engagement Toolkit Childhood hunger in America is a solvable problem and this HOSA partner has ideas to help your HOSA members assist in combatting this health issue.
SAMHSA Youth Engagement Guide Here you will find strategies, tools, and tips for supportive and meaningful youth engagement on the health issues of abuse and mental health.
CareerSafe Training Courses For just $25.00 per student, this HOSA partner offers OSHA 10-hour safety training programs that provide HOSA members ages 16 to 24 an opportunity to receive an OSHA industry recognized credential, valuable for life.
Take Down Tobacco HOSA and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids join forces to engage HOSA members in this free program to give students accurate, research-based information on tobacco and vaping, and to train youth to use their voices can help create the first tobacco- and nicotine-free generation! This is worth checking out so share the link with your local chapter members.

Events

Keep checking the links for the most current formation.

International Leadership Conference See previous entry! Step Eleven: Attend Conferences
State Conferences Links to a listing of leadership conferences for ALL HOSA Chartered Association. The most important Chartered Association is YOUR Chartered Association!
Washington Leadership Academy (WLA) See previous entry! Step Eleven: Attend Conferences

Competition

General Rules and Regulations See previous entry! Step Ten: HOSA in the Classroom through Competitive Events
Guidelines See previous entry! Step Ten: HOSA in the Classroom through Competitive Events

Useful Tools is divided into several major categories (links below).
BEST PRACTICE: Since only a brief description is given for each heading, be sure to take time to discover the valuable resources in this part of the Competition section. Your State Advisor will share more in-depth information in regard to competitive events held in YOUR Chartered Association.

2020-2021 CE Updates and Changes All Competitive Event updates and changes will be listed in this section either by handout, PowerPoint or YouTube.
What Competitive Event is Right for You? As you begin introducing Competitive Events to the chapter members early in the year, this question can be answered as they watch the video and read the flow chart that asks 14 | Page students questions to help them determine the best competitive event for them. There are versions for Middle School; Secondary; and Postsecondary / Collegiate members.
Event Preparation Videos in this section highlight important information about how the competitor can prepare for a more successful competition experience. BEST PRACTICE: Hang the Dress Code poster in the HOSA meeting room or classroom. Inevitably there will be questions about what to wear at the ILC and this poster provides the answers in an easy-to-follow visual format.
HOSA Activity Tracking System (HATS) Introduction Sheets Directions for the student and local advisor for using HATS (HOSA Activity Tracking system). HATS is used for the Recognition Events of Barbara James Service Award (link to BJSA Guidelines) and HOSA Service Project (link to NS Guidelines). Individual hours of community service and monetary chapter donations are entered in the system and recognition is given at the ILC for eligible student members and chapters.
CE and tallo Participation in many HOSA Competitive Events at ILC requires competitors to upload digital materials to Tallo. All directions for using Tallo can be found Here.
Event Samples You don’t need to look any further when the competitor asks “Does HOSA have any samples to share so we know how to be better prepared?” Competitors can find event samples to study at this site. As a HOSA Local Advisor, these samples will assist you in helping the competitor prepare for the chosen competitive event.
Curriculum Resources HOSA competitive events aligns to meet various curriculum standards. Once again, this validates that HOSA is curricular!
Event History A listing of all the books used as resources for the event of Medical Reading. These books could even be literacy resources in your classroom.
HOSA Bowl and Biomedical Event Seating Charts Charts are included so HOSA Advisors and members can see how teams are seeded in competition according to the number of teams.

Appendices takes you to the following links.

BEST PRACTICE: Always check with your State Advisor to see if these policies and procedures follow “The HOSA Way” or if they have been modified to meet the needs of YOUR Chartered Association. Since only a brief description is given of each heading be sure to take time to discover the valuable resources in this part of the Competition section.

Appendix A - Multiple Sections Due to the large number of competitors at the ILC, multiple sections are held in some of the competitive events. This explanation will be most helpful to you and the competitor, especially if only one section per event was held at the SLC.
Appendix B - Inquiry Procedure This process is used if a competitor feels a major rule infraction has occurred at any time during the competitive event. The inquiry process will NOT reverse any decision made by judges but allows Competitive Events to examine what happened in an event from the competitor’s perspective, review how the event ran, and fix that which can be corrected.

Appendix C – Orientation Proxy Form (Appendix C has been deleted since in-person competitor orientations at ILC are no longer required.)

Appendix D - Written Test Instructions Written test instructions for the competitor.
Appendix E - Dress Code Read this policy very carefully because this is one area where the competitors have numerous questions. You can also direct the student members to the Dress Code poster…if you have it hanging in your classroom. Link to Dress Code Poster
Appendix F - Demos and Pilots If you or the chapter members have an idea for a new competitive event, bring it to the attention of YOUR State Advisor, who then follows the specific instructions for the proposal submission to HOSA.
Appendix G - Cell Phone and Smart/Electronic Device Policy Another highly important policy to share with ALL competitors.
Appendix H - Competitive Event Photo ID Requirement Showing a photo ID prior to competing may not be done on YOUR Chartered Association level but it is a requirement at the ILC. Share this policy with each competitor to ensure that he/she comes well-prepared to the competitive event area.
Appendix I - HOSA Members with Special Needs Rationale provided for offering various types of accommodations for qualifying competitors.
Judges If you know anyone from your school, healthcare community, Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), etc. who would enjoy serving as a judge at the ILC, direct the individual(s) to this site.
Frequently Asked Questions Questions will always arise about HOSA Competitive Events (CE), on the local level especially regarding the international level and in this section, answers will be found to some of the more commonly asked questions. When Competitive Events is run “The HOSA Way”, the HOSA Local Advisor will find answers which are applicable to both the ILC and the Chartered Association’s SLC.
Competitive Event Winners Check out this site to see if YOUR Chartered Association or YOUR local HOSA chapter had previous winners at the ILC.
Competitive Events Team View this section to learn the name and position for each member of the HOSA Competitive Events (CE) team before a face-to-face meeting at the ILC.

Alumni

Membership is FREE! FREE! FREE!
Any HOSA member that is graduating from high school or completing a postsecondary/ collegiate program is eligible to become a HOSA Lifetime Alumni Member.

Alumni Division Direct the graduating student member to this site to learn all about HOSA Alumni membership.
Free Alumni Registration Here’s the registration link to share…it’s that easy!
Top 8 Reasons To Join HOSA's Alumni Division Use this as a recruitment tool for the graduating members to become HOSA Alumni.
Give To HOSA Continue the legacy by supporting the first-ever individual giving program. It is important to learn why a HOSA member should give back through a donation.
HOSA Alumni Benefits If the graduating members need more reasons to become HOSA Alumni share this list of companies or organizations that provide a discount to HOSA Alumni members.

Chapters who have recruited 100% of their graduation seniors will now be recognized as a HOSA Gold Chapter. Local Advisors can indicate they are a Gold Chapter by checking the appropriate box on the affiliation application.

Resources

Resources links to:

Membership Best Practices Ideas on recruiting members.
HOSA Posters Posters which can be posted in the Health Science Education classroom.
HOSA In The Classroom On-Demand Learning Opportunities. See previous entry! Classroom Activities and Lesson Ideas
Videos A great selection of videos from membership recruitment, to starting the HOSA chapter, to the HOSA International Leadership Conference (ILC) are ready to be reviewed!
HOSA Alumni Benefits If the graduating members need more reasons to become HOSA Alumni share this list of companies or organizations that provide a discount to HOSA Alumni members.

Publications links to the selected resources pertinent to the New HOSA Local Advisor.

eMagazine Published three times a year, this official HOSA electronic magazine connects the reader with what is happening with other HOSA Chartered Associations; provides updates on HOSA as an organization; spotlights members and their activities; and so much more. Be sure to write an article and submit an article.
HOSA Handbook The “Go-To Reference” for learning about HOSA-Future Health Professionals, competitive events and how to organize and manage the local HOSA chapter. This is “THE” Handbook to reference when you want to know even more about the only student organization that is 100% healthcare!
HOSA Bylaws
HOSA, Inc. Bylaws
Policy and Procedures
The three official documents that are the rules that HOSA members agree with and abide by. These rules ensure stability, continuity, and structure. The international organization has rules just as a local chapter should have. Each chapter needs to have Bylaws and a Policy and Procedures manual. The Local Chapter Handbook has templates for your use.
Middle School Handbook Important information geared toward the start-up of a local middle school HOSA chapter.
International Chapter Handbook HOSA-Future Health Professionals, an international student- led organization, takes pride in having Chartered Associations not only in the United Sates but internationally in American Samoa, Canada, China, and Korea. (Previously in Germany, Italy, and Mexico.) HOSA recognizes that differences exist when starting an international chapter and provides this Handbook for use by the International HOSA Local Advisor when starting a chapter.
New Local Advisor Handbook This Handbook is designed to provide tips and tools needed to be a HOSA Local Advisor.
Postsecondary/Collegiate Handbook This valuable handbook addresses how to start a Postsecondary / Collegiate local chapter.
Materials For Starting A Postsecondary/Collegiate Chapter When initiating the start-up of a postsecondary / collegiate local chapter HOSA recognizes that many times it is led by interested students, even before they have an advisor. A great deal of documentation Is required when proposing the start-up of a new chapter at the school. At this site, many beneficial, time-saving resources will be found. This site is worth checking out as the New Local PS /C HOSA Chapter is started.
Fundraising
Career Information Includes various links for the HOSA-Future Health Professionals’ Job Board and HOSA-Future Health Professionals’ Partner Job Banks.
Engagement and Internships Links to various global engagement opportunities and internships that are health or healthcare related. HOSA members will need to read each organization's requirements to see if they qualify and are eligible to apply.
On-Demand Learning See previous entry! Classroom Activities & Lesson Ideas
Test Prep The Princeton Review offers all HOSA students exclusive discounts on their test preparation programs. From help with homework to preparing for the MCAT exams, this is another partnership site which HOSA student members may want to research.

News

HOSA Blog HOSA members love to share electronic news and HOSA offers this site for their use. Share this link with your chapter members so they can get the word out about what is happening with your chapter.
Media Guide The “Why” and “How” to spread chapter news. There’s even a Sample Press Release and Press Release Templates so you don’t need to reinvent the wheel!
News “Read all about it…” in this collection of fascinating HOSA news stories.
eMagazine The HOSA eMagazine shares news and updates from HOSA- Future Health Professionals, HOSA Chartered Associations, Local Chapters, HOSA members and alumni as well as health industry and career and technical education news. HOSA encourages all HOSA chapters and members to share their stories with them. Submit your news and photos to hosa@hosa.org.

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HOSA Scholarships Scholarships are generously provided by HOSA partners. Through this application process, HOSA and its partners provide scholarships to HOSA members in a variety of career fields. If your members are considering furthering their education in the health field, share this HOSA opportunity. Financial support can lessen the burden of college expenses and this is one more way in which HOSA helps prepare the future health professionals of tomorrow.
Competitive Events and Tallo A listing of competitive events requiring competitors to upload digital materials and Tallo uploads and the instructions on how to complete the Tallo process can be found at this site.