National Healthcare Quality Week (HQW), is observed in October and sponsored by the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ). This week is a dedicated time to recognize, celebrate and raise awareness of the positive impact healthcare quality professionals... International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), is observed on the third week of October each year and was established in 1986. This week is sponsored by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and aims to shine a light on infection prevention....October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month! Let us use this time to raise public awareness about the condition, and advocate for the acceptance and inclusion of people with down syndrome. National Case Management Week is October 10 -16. This week we recognize and show appreciation for case management care professionals across the country! Thank you for all that you doGlobal Handwashing Day is recognized on October 15th. It is dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding the importance of washing your hands with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases.