Seals of Excellence
There are three award levels of the Seals of Excellence. Each level requires a clinic to meet certain criteria for award of the specific seal. A clinic will be awarded the specific seal of interest for one year as long as the clinic maintains the requirements of the seal. WAFCC Seal of Excellence recipients demonstrate a commitment to promoting best practices and maximizing access to quality healthcare for the most vulnerable.
Gold – Distinguished Seal: A clinic meets all “required” and “optimal” evidence as outlined in the Standards of Excellence.The Distinguished Seal is the highest awarded seal available.
Silver – Standard Seal: A clinic meets all “required” evidence as outlined in the Standards of Excellence.
Bronze – Provisional Seal: A clinic performs a Standards of Excellence self-assessment and signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that outlines the clinic’s steps to achieve the Standards of Excellence. The MOU will include action items and timeline for completion. A clinic can stay at the Bronze Seal level for a maximum of three years. After three years a clinic must apply for the Silver or Gold Seal of Excellence and remove the Bronze Seal.