The National Association for Healthcare Quality® (NAHQ), founded in 1976, is the leader in healthcare quality workforce competencies and creator of the twice-validated, industry-standard Healthcare Quality Competency Framework.
NAHQ provides a strategic advantage to healthcare quality professionals and the organizations they serve by developing and evolving workforce competencies in healthcare quality that result in better health outcomes and reduced costs.
NAHQ offers the only accredited certification in healthcare quality, the Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality® (CPHQ), now held by more than 15,000 individuals worldwide, as well as extensive educational programming, networking opportunities, and career resources to nearly 9,000 members.
Healthcare Quality Week History
Healthcare Quality Week was established by NAHQ in 1985, to recognize and celebrate the contribution of healthcare quality experts in their various organizations. Held on the third week of October each year, NAHQ holds a week-long celebration in collaboration with groups dedicated to improving healthcare quality. In 1985, NAHQ received a letter from President Ronal Reagan supporting Healthcare Quality Week. In 2009, NAHQ started their first-year partnership with Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) to celebrate Healthcare Quality Week and one year later in 2010, NAHQ members had access to free patient resources during Healthcare Quality Week thanks to a partnership with the Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ).