National Service Project
The 2018-2020 HOSA Service Project (selected by the 2018 Voting Delegates) is the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (NPCF) HOSA is excited to work with NPCF for the next two years in raising funds and awareness for pediatric cancer.
For more information on state and national recognition with NPCF, please review the HOSA Service Project Guidelines and visit the special dedicated site for the HOSA/NPCF.
NPCF, A majority of cancer research focuses on adult treatments and is done within the walls of individual institutions. In contrast, we fund clinical trials and COLLABORATE with a network of cutting-edge hospitals across the nation to fast track less-toxic, more targeted treatments. All to increase the survival rate of children battling cancer.
For 26 years and counting, the NPCF has been the one shining light for children who are fighting cancer. We have donated millions of dollars to research and our clinical trials are yielding amazing discoveries that are saving many children’s lives.
Region 3 Leadership Conference
Cal-HOSA ”Future Health Professionals” Region 3 Regional Student Leadership Conference was hosted at Washington Union High School again this year on October 276th. Our numbers this year increased to 400 students from 19 high schools and middle schools. The conference gave students an opportunity to learn about health careers, participate in hands-on workshops, visit several post-secondary schools in our college fair, and learn leadership skills. Our keynote speaker was Nathan Harmon from Indiana, Illinois. Mr. Harmon spoke to students about thriving through hard work, service to others, and the "power of you". During the conference, students visited several workshops that were presented by our health industry partners and Washington Union students. Union students created a Halloween themed escape room filled with puzzles related to health literacy. Our students also developed a workshop on distracted driving and students experienced impaired driving through the use of impairment goggles.
REGION 3 LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Cal-HOSA ”Future Health Professionals” Region 3 Regional Student Leadership Conference was hosted at Washington Union High School on October 27th. We had 265 students from 17 high schools from across region 3 in attendance. The conference gave students an opportunity to learn about health careers, participate in hands-on workshops, visit several post-secondary schools in our college fair, and learn leadership skills. Our keynote speaker was Tony Hoffman from Clovis, California. Mr. Hoffman spoke to students about the stigma of addiction and gave them a new perspective on the opioid epidemic. During the conference, students visited several workshops that were presented by our health industry partners, Valley Children's’ Hospital and California Health Science University. Also presenting, Anatomage, the first virtual dissection table, was displayed for students to interact with a hands-on experience. The virtual dissection table has the most advanced medical visualization technology.
Regional Leadership Conference
We are excited to announce that Washington Union High School will be hosting our Regional Leadership Conference (RLC) on October 27th. Our keynote speaker will be Tony Hoffman. His story is full of redemption as he has seen some the highest highs, and the lowest lows. Tony has dedicated his life, to bringing awareness around the country, describing how dangerous prescription pills and heroin abuse are, as well as advocating a shift in thinking towards current addiction recovery processes.
We plan on having several workshops presented by our professional healthcare partners. We have also invited post-secondary institutions for our college fair and they will be there to guide our students in the next phase of their academic journeys.
Meet Your HOSA Officers for 2017-2018
HOSA Members Meet with Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula:
Medical Reading- First in State
Dasiree Bouanhuenh '16
Dental Terminology- Third in State
Jacquelin Perez '16
Medical Terminology- Second in State
Liliana Perez '16