Basic Program Criteria for Chartered Associations
The purpose of the Standards of Excellence Program is to ensure chartered state, territory, and country associations have in place policies, procedures
and structure on an annual basis that deliver a high level of service to HOSA members and protects the good name of HOSA-Future Health Professionals. This
program is not intended to be competitive between states or country chartered associations but serves only as a system to allow associations to benchmark their current performance and determine improvements to become the very best organization for their members. Chartered associations, rather than the state, territory, or country advisor, are recognized for achieving Association Standards of Excellence.
- To ensure state or country association sustainability and success in the
- following areas:
- Organizational Governance
- Fiscal Management
- To provide a baseline for association standards to ensure quality
- To communicate a baseline of practices that ensure successful association
- To provide a structure to determine areas of improvement
- To provide a structure to determine areas for training and development
- To assist chartered associations by defining standards of excellence
- in association performance and to demonstrate how these standards
- can be achieved and maintained
- To encourage periodic self-assessment and continual improvement in
- organizational teamwork, growth and development.
Achievement levels awarded on a annual basis:
- Level 1 – Establish a baseline for a healthy association (must meet 80% of
- standards listed)
- Level 2 – Ensure sustainability of a healthy association (training and resources are delivered to state or country advisors to ensure that they can successfully achieve this level). Achievement of this level is obtained by successfully completing levels 1 and 2. (Must meet 80% of standards listed).
- Level 3 – Ensure continual growth of the association (training and resources are delivered to state or country advisor to ensure that they can successfully achieve this level). Achievement of this level is obtained by successfully completing levels 1, 2, and 3. Must meet 80% of standards listed to be a Gold Level Association; 60% of standards to be a Silver Level Association; and, 40% of standards to be a Bronze Level Association. No award is presented to a Chartered Association with scores less than 40%.)