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Promoting Proper Hand Hygiene

May 5, 2022, is World Hand Hygiene Day. This year’s theme is focused on recognizing that we can add to a facility’s climate or culture of safety and quality through cleaning our hands, but also that a strong quality and safety culture will encourage people to clean hands at the...

Fun with Handwashing for Any Age

December 1-7, 2021 marks National Handwashing Awareness Week. Since we’re in the midst of cold and flu season, it’s especially important to revisit the basics of handwashing. We’ll be spending more time indoors and around others who might have colds, making it more likely that we’ll be exposed to the...

How to Teach Hand Hygiene Habits

Happy Global Handwashing Day! It’s the perfect time to reinforce the importance of hand hygiene. Keeping your hands clean is one of the easiest and most effective ways to stop the spread of germs. This observance day is part of an international handwashing promotion campaign to help motivate people to...

“Healthy Schools, Healthy People” Website: Resources for Parents, School Staff and Kids

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) unveiled a new website for the Healthy Schools, Healthy People program. The new website features resources for educators, school nurses, administrators, parents and students. The redesign also includes interactive games, a newsletter, webinar program and dedicated social media. The Healthy Schools, Healthy People program is...

Handwashing for Health

Happy Global Handwashing Day! Good hand hygiene is one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of COVID-19 and one of the simplest. Handwashing (or using hand sanitizer when not near soap and water) can help protect us and the community. Did you know: Handwashing can reduce diarrheal...

Want to Avoid Colds and Flu? Read This.

Most germs are spread through the air through coughing, sneezing and even breathing. And, of course we know that germs can be transferred from person to person through contact (think handshakes, kisses, and hugs). And as the holidays approach, we’ll be doing a lot of hugging and kissing. Keep the...

Stay Healthy and Engaged in the World around You

Are you and your family washing hands the proper way? Click here to learn how. Middle school students from Litchfield Middle School in Litchfield, Minnesota are spreading their expert knowledge on handwashing and hygiene to their community. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) students at Litchfield Middle School...