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Quality Care Program

Click here to learn more about WED Quality Care Centers.

Click here for a list of currently certified WED Quality Care Centers.

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Program Description

Description of Model
In 2013, the WED Foundation launched the Willis-Ekbom Quality Care Center (WE-QCC) Program in order to improve the quality and accessibility of care for individuals with WED/RLS.

Component Description:

  • A Willis-Ekbom Quality Care Center (WE-QCC) is expected to be a recognized leader in the provision of comprehensive care for the WED/RLS community and to serve as a liaison to the individual's primary care provider.   Institutions that are granted RLSF WE-QCC status are eligible to receive research grant awards restricted to this program.
  • The RLS Quality Institute, through WE-QCC and other interested participants will identify standards of care, track patient outcomes using these standards, and share findings through meetings and publications.

The program will be supported through individual donations and application fees.  Please consider a gift to the Quality Care Center Program to support the successful implementation of the innovative model.

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Application Process
In 2013, the WED Foundation (formerly the RLS Foundation) launched a new program designed to improve diagnosis and treatment for individuals living with Willis-Ekbom disease.  The program, based on a center of excellence model, will certify individual healthcare providers in clinical settings as a recognized provider of high quality diagnosis and management of WED/RLS patients.

Quality Care Center Benefits

  • Recognition as a specialty center (care provider) meeting the WED Foundation standards as an WED/RLS Quality Care Center
  • Promotion in Foundation publications, newsletter, and website
  • Opportunities to network and share best practices with other WED/RLS QCC awardees
  • Unlimited Access to Foundation educational materials
  • Liaison with local WED Foundation support groups
  • Access, through a competitive Application process, to research grant funds

Application Process

  • Complete the Application.  Download the application form here.  You may request assistance in completing the application by contacting the Foundation directly (info@willis-ekbom.org).  Please put Quality Care Center Application in the subject line to get prompt response from the WED/RLS Quality Care Program Director.  An application fee of $500 is required to submit the application
  • Review Process.  The completed application will be assigned to a member of the Foundation's Medical Advisory Board (MAB) for review.  This process can take 4-6 weeks, and the MAB member may contact you directly for additional information or clarification.
  • Approval.  An application summary with recommendation for approval/disapproval will be forwarded to the Foundation Executive Director in a timely manner.  The Board of Directors will consider each application and make a final determination of approval.
  • Recertification.  A WED/RLS Quality Care Center certification remains active for three years from the date of certification.  Centers/individuals must reapply in a timely manner during year three if they want to keep their cetification status active.

Click here to download a program application. 

Click here to download a program brochure.

Click here for a roster of our current Medical Advisory Board.

Find a Healthcare Provider

To better serve its members, the Foundation maintains a directory of healthcare providers who have expressed interest and/or knowledge in the treatment of WED/RLS by being certified as WED Quality Care Center providers.  Please use the list to find a WED-QCC in your area.

Click here for a list of currently certified WED Quality Care Centers.

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