Reaching Out, Improving Health
1991 - 2013




Main contact:  Shirlene Bender, HOSA_0812Louisiana HOSA State Advisor, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) is a student-led organization whose mission is to promote career opportunities in health care and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people.  Participation in HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition.

Louisiana HOSA provides two conferences each year.  A leadership conference in the fall allows students to meet other students from Louisiana who are interested in health careers, and learn about health different professions.  A leadership conference in the spring provides learning opportunities and competitive events related to health care, with the opportunity to qualify for national competition.

Students interested in a career in health care may join the HOSA chapter in their middle school, high school, or post-secondary/collegiate school.  If there is no chapter in the school, students may contact the State Advisor, Shirlene Bender, at 337-989-0001 to start a chapter in their school or affiliate with the state chapter.

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