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About HOSA


The primary purpose of North Carolina HOSA is to serve the needs of its members and strengthen the Health Science Education (HSE) - HOSA Partnership in the following ways:

a. Foster programs and activities which will develop:

1. Physical, mental and social well-being of the individual

2. Leadership, character and citizenship 

3. Ethical practices and respect for the dignity of work. 

b. Foster self-actualization of each member which contributes to meeting the individual’s psychological, social and economic needs.

c. Build the confidence of students in themselves and their work by providing opportunities to assume responsibilities and by      developing personal and occupational competencies and social skills that lead to realistic choices of careers and successful employment in the health care field.

d. Promote inter-organizational relationships with professional groups, businesses, industries and other organizations.

e. Recognize individual achievement in scholarship, occupational skills or services rendered, by providing recognition and awards.

f. Promote involvement in current health care issues, environmental concerns and survival needs of the community, the nation and the world.

g. Establish and maintain local chapters in good standing with the regional, state and national levels of HOSA. 




Section 1.

The emblem of HOSA is a circular design with a triangle inside containing the symbolic figure of a person and hands.  The design is described and protected from infringement by trademark registration numbers as filed with the United States Patent Office.  The use of this emblem will be governed through the NC HOSA Board of Directors under policy established by National HOSA.

Section 2.

The colors of HOSA are navy blue, maroon and white. The HOSA motto is “The Hands of HOSA Mold the Health of Tomorrow.”

a. Navy Blue -  Loyalty to the healthcare profession  

b. Medical White - Purity of purpose

c. Maroon - Compassion of HOSA members   

Section 3.

The HOSA motto is “The Hands of HOSA Mold the Health of Tomorrow.” 

Section 4.

The HOSA slogan is “Health Science and HOSA:  A Healthy Partnership.”

Section 5.

The HOSA tagline is “HOSA – Future Health Professionals.” 

Section 6.

The NC-HOSA state motto is “Committed to Caring.”