Official HOSA Emblem
The official HOSA emblem was adopted by the Delegate Assembly at the first HOSA National Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, April 27–30, 1978, from a design submitted by Tennessee HOSA.
- The circle represents the continuity of health care;
- The triangle represents the three aspects of humankind: — wellbeing, social, physical and mental; and
- The hands signify the caring of each HOSA member.
- Background of outer circle: maroon
- Letters in circle: medical white
- Triangle: navy blue
- Hands, figure, HOSA in triangle: medical white
- Area around triangle: medical white
- Founded in 1976: navy blue
COLORS OF HOSA
- Navy blue represents loyalty to the health care profession.
- Medical white represents purity of purpose.
- Maroon represents compassion of HOSA members.
HOSA-Future Health Professionals brand was adopted by the HOSA, Inc. Board of Directors in 2012 to serve as the marketing face of HOSA. It will be used exclusively on the HOSA website, marketing material and publications.
The HOSA Motto was also adopted by the delegate assembly at the first HOSA National Leadership Conference in April in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
“THE HANDS OF HOSA MOLD THE HEALTH OF TOMORROW”
The original motto, as adopted by the delegate assembly in 1978, was “The Hands of Youth Mold the Health of Tomorrow.” The Florida HOSA State Association presented the motto to the delegate assembly. In recognition of postsecondary student members, the word “youth” was changed to “HOSA” in 1979 at the second HOSA National Leadership Conference in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
“Health Science and HOSA: A Healthy Partnership”
The HOSA creed was adopted at the third HOSA National Leadership Conference in 1980 as submitted by South Carolina HOSA. It reads as follows:
I BELIEVE in the Health Care Profession.
I believe in the profession for which I am being trained; and in the opportunities that my training offers.
I BELIEVE in education.
I believe that through education I will be able to make the greatest use of my skills, knowledge, and experience in order to become a contributing member of the health care team and of my community.
I BELIEVE in myself.
I BELIEVE that by using the knowledge and skills of my profession I will become more aware of myself. Through fulfilling these goals, I will become a more responsible citizen.
I BELIEVE that each individual is important in his or her own right; therefore, I will treat each person with respect and love. To this end, I dedicate my training, my skills and myself to serve others through HOSA.