HOSA Basics

HOSA Colors

  • Navy Blue representing loyalty to the health care profession
  • Maroon representing the compassion of the HOSA members
  • Medical White representing purity of purpose

HOSA Uniform

  • HOSA Uniform is to be worn for all official HOSA functions.
  • A navy blue blazer with the HOSA emblem on the left breast pocket
  • Navy blue or white slacks or skirts -no shorts of any kind
  • A white tailored blouse or shirt
  • Dress shoes – navy, black or white
  • HOSA pin on left lapel of jacket
  • A navy blue or maroon tie for males
  • Females may wear the HOSA neck scarf

HOSA Motto 

“The Hands of HOSA Mold the Health of Tomorrow”

The motto was adopted at the first HOSA National Leadership Conference in April, 1978, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It was submitted by Florida HOSA.  The original motto stated: “The Hands of Youth Mold the Health of Tomorrow.”  In 1979, in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, the word “youth” was changed to “HOSA” in consideration of the postsecondary members.

HOSA Slogan

“Health Science and HOSA; A Healthy Partnership”

HOSA Publications

  • HOSA Magazine — Fall and Spring Issues available on the website.
  • HOSA National Handbook — First published in 1982. Click here to access the HOSA National Handbook.
  • HOSA National Leadership Conference Guide — mailed out with registration for National Leadership Conference.

HOSA Theme 

The theme is updated each year following the Annual International Leadership Conference. The theme for the 2017-2018 year is “Create Your Future”

HOSA Creed

The creed was adopted at the third National Leadership Conference in 1980, in Asheville, North Carolina. The creed was submitted by South Carolina HOSA.

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.

HOSA Emblem
The first official HOSA emblem was adopted at the first National Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in April, 1978. The design was submitted by Tennessee HOSA.

The circle represents the continuity of health care. The triangle represents the three aspects of mankind: social, physical and mental wellbeing. The hands signify the caring of each HOSA member.

HOSA Emblem

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