Month: August 2016

HOSA Scholarships Awards Through Generous NCHSE Partnership

Press Release August 16, 2016

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HOSA–Future Health Professionals recently celebrated forty years of successfully creating and growing a professional career and technical student organization from a few states in 1976 to an international organization with 53 states and countries and over 201,500 members in 2016. Through the years, partners like the National Consortium for Health Science Education have supported HOSA’s continued success.  As HOSA begins gearing up to begin another school year, NCHSE received thank you for the tremendous partnership with HOSA–Future Health Professionals.

NCHSE has been instrumental through generous support of the HOSA Scholarship Program with five-$1,000 scholarship awards annually over the past four years.  Through the HOSA Scholarship Program, members are able to receive recognition for their high scholastic achievements.  As announced in June, at the opening session of the HOSA International Leadership Conference in Nashville, TN, ninety-one outstanding students were recognized with plaques and financial awards.

Please enjoy information about the HOSA members who received scholarships provided by the National Consortium for Health Science Education.  Learn more about the recipients. These students are exceptional and selected from Consortium member states 
 Phyllis Johnson (GA), NCHSE Chair-elect was able to attend the VIP Scholarship Dinner and have special pictures with the Surgeon General Vivak Murthy; Mr. Awesome, Brad Montague, as well as photos from the dinner.  Below are the links from various functions.

View photo gallery with VADM Vivek Murthy.

View photo gallery with Brad Montague.

View photo gallery of HOSA scholarship recipients.

The HOSA – NCHSE partnership is working to better prepare HOSA’s future health professionals.  The plans have already begun for HOSA’s 2017 International Leadership Conference, June 21-24, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida!

The NAF – HOSA – NCHSE Partnership Rolls Out a Resource To Highlight Classroom Connections

Press Release: August 16, 2016


NAF and HOSA–Future Health Professionals value the work of the National Consortium for Health Science Education. Both NAF and HOSA serve on the NCHSE Board of Directors and align their programs with the National Health Science Standards to support consistency and a common framework in the preparation of future health professions.


During NAF’s curriculum development for the Academy of Health Sciences courses, the National Health Science Standards were included to provide an interconnecting structure to these nationally validated standards and a consistent point of reference.

NAF’s Academy of Health Sciences (AOHS) brings industry-validated, career-focused curriculum and work-based learning experiences to high school students in nearly 100 high school career academies across the country. The Academy of Health Sciences addresses the critical achievement gap in STEM fields and develops a pipeline of students prepared to pursue health-related degrees and professions in one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy, such as biotechnology, genetics, nursing, therapeutics, and diagnostics. Academies may use Biomedical Science curriculum from Project Lead the Way Inc. (PLTW) or the Health Sciences Careers curriculum from Paxton-Patterson. HOSA–Future Health Professionals also provides opportunities for students to build college and career-readiness skills. Find a customized crosswalk of NAF’s AOHS to the HOSA Competitive Events Program and the National Health Science Standards highlighting the connections at


This resource has been prepared as a collaborative effort of HOSA, NAF and the NCHSE. Part one of the resource highlights classroom connections between NAF AOHS’s four-course sequence and the HOSA Competitive Events Program. Part two outlines a crosswalk on the NAF courses to the National Health Science Standards.