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Clean Hands Are All About Good Health

Frequent and proper hand hygiene can stop germs and illness in their tracks. Download posters, bookmarks and brochures or order materials online.

Why Are Clean Hands Important?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the single most important thing we can do to keep from getting sick and spreading illness to others is to wash our hands.

Teach Preschoolers: Hooray for Handwashing

Hand hygiene at school begins before children can read and write. Teach preschoolers about the importance of clean hands with the Hooray for Handwashing story, songs and coloring sheets. Download the Hooray for Handwashing materials or order printed copies of the story and the digital files on a CD.

School National Award Program:
Healthy Schools, Healthy People It's a SNAP!

The "Healthy Schools, Healthy People, It’s a SNAP!" program is a joint initiative of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Cleaning Institute. The School Network for Absenteeism Prevention (SNAP) program seeks to improve hand hygiene habits among students to help prevent the spread of infectious disease and reduce related absenteeism. SNAP is a grassroots, education-based effort to improve health by making hand cleaning an integral part of the school day. Click here to read about the previous award recipients and visit to review the clean hands statistics, download materials and get started with your project!

Global Handwashing Day

GlobalHandwashingDayInitiated in 2008 by the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing with Soap, Global Handwashing Day is endorsed by a wide array of governments, international institutions, civil society organizations, NGOs, private companies and individuals around the globe.

Everyone can get involved in Global Handwashing Day celebrations. Click here to make every day Global Handwashing day!

Free Resources

GHD Activity Sheet

Good handwashing behavior is vital to good health. ACI has free materials to help you share handwashing education with you family, community or school.  

Click here to view, download and copy  handwashing posters, brochures and bookmarks.

Cold & Flu Prevention
Cold Flu 2014 webinar card
Take steps to prevent the flu and view the Cold & Flu Webinar.

Encouraging Proper Hand Hygiene in Schools


Click here to review the webinar recording.

Back to School
Clean Hands Webinar

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Click here to review the webinar recording for educators and health professionals interested in the latest information on raising awareness about handwashing.