Missouri HOSA - Future Health Professionals
HOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the
Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE. HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities
in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA's goal is to
encourage all health science instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership.
Missouri HOSA’s membership has continually grown to now over 3,600 members! HOSA provides a unique program
of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, adult, and collegiate
students enrolled in health science education and biomedical science programs or have interests in pursuing careers in
health professions. HOSA is 100% health care!
HOSA is not a club to which a few students in school join. Rather, HOSA is a powerful instructional tool
that works best when it is integrated into the HSE and health science related curriculum and classroom.
HSE instructors are committed to the development of the total person. Those who join the HSE-HOSA
Partnership recognize the importance of providing students with training far beyond the basic technical
skills needed for entry into the health care field. The rapidly changing health care system needs dedicated
workers who, in addition to their technical skills, are people-oriented and capable of playing a leadership
or followership role as a member of a health care team.
If you are interested in becoming a member, please visit
http://www.hosa.org/node/12. For additional resources, please visit http://hosa.org/node/44.
If you have questions regarding Missouri HOSA, please contact
Shelly Wehmeyer, Missouri HOSA State Advisor, by phone at 573-751-3407 or by email, Shelly.Wehmeyer@dese.mo.gov.
MEET THE MISSOURI HOSA 2018-2019 STATE OFFICER TEAM
From Left to Right: Ben Totta, Missouri HOSA State Vice President; Sofia Angel, Missouri HOSA State Secretary; Daryn Adler, Missouri HOSA State Postsecondary Representative; Madeline Merrill, Missouri HOSA State Historian; and Edward Toderescu-Stavila, Missouri HOSA State President
CLICK THE LINKS BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MISSOURI HOSA:
MISSOURI HOSA BYLAWS:
LOCAL CHAPTER ADVISOR INFORMATION:
CLICK HERE TO VIEW ARCHIVED eNEWSLETTERS
MISSOURI HOSA 2019 STATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE INFORMATION RELEASED
Planning is underway for the Missouri HOSA 2019 State Leadership Conference scheduled for March 25-26, 2019 in
Rolla, Missouri. Registration will open on Friday, December 21, 2018 and will close on Thursday, February 1, 2019.
Registration fees for all participants will be $65.00 and must be paid to Missouri HOSA, ATTN: Shelly Wehmeyer,
5th Floor, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102. In order to register, a chapter must be in good standing and all
members must be affiliated.
All registered participants will need a Medical Liability Release and Code of Conduct form on file at the Missouri HOSA office.
Medical Liability Release and Code of Conduct documents are due for all registered participants by February 1, 2019. Medical Liability Release and Code of Conduct documents on file from the 2018 Fall Leadership Conference activities do not need duplicated, but will need verified. Please send these documents to Rachel Fisher at Rachel.Fisher@dese.mo.gov. She may be reached at 573-751-3872.
The State Leadership Conference (SLC) Competitive Event Agenda is below. Due to increased participation, the SLC will begin earlier than it has in the past.
All advisors will serve in a volunteer role during the State Leadership Conference. Many advisors are needed to serve as proctors during Round 1 and Knowledge Test competitive events at various computer labs on Missouri S&T campus. Due to the number of students who attend the State Leadership Conference, it is imperative that everyone assist. There are also many other ways to volunteer, including leadership roles. As a new option this year, Local Chapter Advisors will have an opportunity to manage a Competitive Event and provide chapter volunteers. This will give Local Chapter Advisors a chance to learn first-hand about different competitive events while assisting with a great need—more hands on deck.
A list of hotels with conference blocked room rates is attached. Please note that as Missouri HOSA partners with additional hotels, a revised document may be posted.
You can find the Missouri HOSA 2019 State Leadership Conference Recognition Event Guidelines and Deadlines below. Please pay close attention to deadlines, which are also noted on the Calendar of Events.
STEM Premier will be utilized at the Missouri HOSA 2019 State Leadership Conference for the following Competitive Events:
- Used for project content in Job Seeking Skills, Researched Persuasive Writing and Speaking, Public Service Announcement, Clinical Specialty, Health Career Photography, Original Medical Innovation, Existing Medical Innovation, MRC Partnership, Community Awareness, Health Education, and HOSA Happenings.
- Used for Student Eligibility Forms in Personal Care, Life Support Skills, Interviewing Skills, and Speaking Skills.
The STEM Premier State Leadership Conference deadline is March 1, 2019. The International Leadership Conference deadline is May 15, 2019. This means that changes can be made after the State Leadership Conference if a student qualifies to compete.
For more information on STEM Premier, please visit http://www.hosa.org/STEMPremier. For STEM Premier and Competitive Event and Instructions, please visit http://hosa.org/sites/default/files/18-19%20STEM%20Premier%20CE%20Instructions.pdf.
Competitive Events Update
For Competitive Event updates and changes in 2018-2019, please click the link below.
Special Talent Request
Missouri HOSA is recruiting singers and performers for the General Sessions of the State Leadership Conference on March 25-26, 2019. Missouri HOSA is looking for talented singers and performers to participate by singing either the National Anthem or another patriotic or inspirational song of choice. If you are interested, please send a YouTube link to Missouri HOSA. The deadline for entries is February 15, 2019. If selected, the performer will sing/perform at one of the general sessions at the Missouri HOSA 2019 State Leadership Conference. You may email a link or questions to Shelly Wehmeyer, Missouri HOSA State Advisor, at Shelly.Wehmeyer@dese.mo.gov. In the subject line, please write “MISSOURI HOSA 2019 SLC SPECIAL TALENT” and then attach the YouTube link within the email. Please record both songs (National Anthem and Patriotic/Inspirational song of choice) if you wish to be considered for either opportunity. Be sure the HOSA member includes: full name, school, local chapter advisor name, address and phone number.
MISSOURI HOSA 2019-2020 STATE OFFICER CANDIDATE PACKET IS AVAILABLE!
Are you a local leader who is interested in representing Missouri as a State Officer? The Missouri HOSA 2019-2020 State Officer Application deadline for submission is February 15, 2019. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Byekwaso Gilbert via email or phone.
Healthcare Professional, Business/Industry Professional, and Alumni Judge Registration
Professionals who wish to spread the awareness of the health profession and leadership skills are invited to get involved in HOSA! We are actively recruiting volunteers to serve as judges for the Missouri HOSA State Leadership Conference. The events are designed to motivate HOSA members to study, work hard, and achieve a high standard of excellence in a variety of leadership and skill disciplines.
If you are interested in assisting as a judge at the Missouri HOSA State Leadership Conference, please complete the Judge Registration form by March 15, 2019. You can review all of the competitive events that will be offered at the upcoming State Leadership Conference by reviewing the Competitive Event Guidelines before choosing the event that best suits your expertise. Thank you in advance for your efforts to support a very worthwhile cause! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Shelly Wehmeyer at 573-751-3407 or Shelly.Wehmeyer@dese.mo.gov.
Educational Symposium workshops will be presented by professional partners to provide information about current health related issues. Workshops are scheduled throughout the conference. Topics cover a variety of interests. Exhibitor opportunities are also available. Please click the links below to learn more about these opportunities to partner with
2018-2019 AFFILIATION INFORMATION
The 2018-2019 Affiliation Packet can be found at http://www.hosa.org/affiliation. On page 3 of this PDF document, you will see step-by-step instructions on the affiliation process. Please feel free to contact Shelly Wehmeyer at 573-751-3407 or Shelly.Wehmeyer@dese.mo.gov with any questions. Also, if you have forgotten or misplaced your charter number/password or if you are new to the School District and do not have access, please feel free to reach out as well. The 2017-2018 Missouri affiliation dues are $15.00 per member. Please make sure that all contact information for Local Chapter Advisors is included. Affiliation fees should be sent to HOSA Headquarters, 548 Silicon Drive, #101, Southlake, TX 76092.
2018-2020 HOSA SERVICE PROJECT CHALLENGE
The 2018-2020 HOSA Service Project (selected by the 2018 Voting Delegates) is the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (NPCF). HOSA will work with NPCF for the next two years in raising funds and awareness for pediatric cancer. We are proud to be working with NPCF to help find the cure for cancer.
Every year, 300,000 children from all around the world will be diagnosed with pediatric cancer. This monstrosity of an illness will result in hospital visits averaging $40,000.00 and a 95% chance of health complications later on in life. In other words, the victims of this disease aren’t allowed to focus on their reason for living, but are instead being forced to focus on trying to live. It is this reality that has the State Officer Team so pumped to get started raising money for the NPCF which performs groundbreaking research with the hope of giving every child that chance to define their purpose. So without further ado, we would like to officially introduce our Theme for the HOSA Service Project: Knock-Out Pediatric Cancer! This slogan was brought forward by the Grain Valley HOSA Chapter and was designed in hopes of spreading to other HOSA chapters. The concept is simple, for a donation of one dollar, students will be able to treat Bozo, the Pediatric Cancer Clown, like the bully it is and knock the crud out of him! The hope is that students will be drawn to this fundraising idea not just for cause but also for the stress relief that will come from letting off a little steam. We can’t wait to highlight all the money the individual chapters raise and to see all the amazing videos of students knocking out pediatric cancer. To find out more about the Missouri challenge, please refer to the November 2018 eNewsletter!
For more information on state and national recognition with NPCF, please visit http://hosa.org/serviceproject. The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation has officially launched their new NPCF + HOSA website located at www.NationalPCF.org/HOSA. This website will be the main source for all involvement with the NPCF as well as where HOSA members and advisors can go to download marketing materials, educational PowerPoints, and videos. Keep checking back as resources are continually be added!
In terms of fundraising, please utilize the guide below on how to create a fundraising team for your chapter.
For information on signing up and joining a team, please see the link below.
For any direct questions that cannot be answered via the website, please email HOSA@NationalPCF.org or call 813-269-0955.
MISSOURI HOSA 2018 FALL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE WRAP-UP
CLICK HERE FOR FOR FLC WRAP-UP VIDEO
From October 18-19, 2018, state and local leaders met in Jefferson City for Missouri HOSA’s annual Fall Leadership Conference. This exciting and engaging conference was aimed at providing leaders from around the state with the skills and knowledge necessary to execute comprehensive programs of work in their respective local chapters. The conference was hosted in conjunction with SkillsUSA Missouri, a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) serving students planning to enter technical trades.
The conference began with an exciting joint opening general session at which all conference participants were in attendance. HOSA and SkillsUSA State Officer Teams introduced the missions and visions of their organizations and the objectives of the conference. Students also heard from keynote speaker Dan Meers who works as the professional mascot for the Kansas City Wolves. Mr. Meers’ speech touched on topics including leadership presence, the importance of a positive outlook, and maintaining perseverance in the face of setbacks.
Following the opening general session, Missouri HOSA students broke into workshop sessions tailored to their leadership roles within their local chapters. Workshop topics included parliamentary procedure in an effective chapter meeting, committee work, and delivering the HOSA message through effective marketing. Afternoon workshop sessions were facilitated by the Missouri HOSA State Officer Team. Following a dinner address by Representative Rusty Black, Missouri HOSA attendees convened for two general sessions specific to HOSA; members worked collaboratively in these general sessions discussing program of work development and evaluating their individual leadership styles in the larger context of their local leadership teams.
On the second day of the conference, Missouri HOSA and SkillsUSA Missouri State Officers hosted joint workshop rotations. These rotations helped members focus on leadership skills applicable in a wide variety of CTSO scenarios. They touched on topics of public speaking, membership recruitment, social media presence, conflict resolution, “being your best self”, and the Mad City Money experience. Missouri HOSA’s “Knock Out Pediatric Cancer” campaign was also introduced at the closing general session.
The Missouri HOSA State Officer Team could not be more thankful for the enthusiasm, creativity, and passion for HOSA local leaders displayed at the Fall Leadership Conference. Their active engagement and willingness to learn made the conference a truly beneficial and meaningful experience. Members are encouraged to reach out with additional questions or interest in scheduling a chapter visit, by connecting with Missouri HOSA on social media or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Missouri HOSA 2018-2019 State Postsecondary Representative
NEW CHAPTER OUTREACH
The 2018-2019 Missouri HOSA State Officer Team is excited to work with new chapters as they begin this HOSA journey! If you are interested in a member of the State Officer Team visiting with your chapter or attending an upcoming event, please reach out to Shelly Wehmeyer at 573-751-3407 or Shelly.Wehmeyer@dese.mo.gov.
2018-2019 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
Missouri HOSA wants this to be the year to exceed 4,000 members statewide! As you work at the local level to recruit new members, please feel free to utilize the videos below. Also, if you are in need of HOSA posters for your classroom or school building, please reach out to Shelly Wehmeyer at 573-751-3407 or Shelly.Wehmeyer@dese.mo.gov.
CLICK HERE FOR HOSA MEMBER RECRUITMENT VIDEO
CLICK HERE FOR HOSA PARTNER RECRUITMENT VIDEO