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.
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.
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 www.itsasnap.org to review the clean hands statistics, download materials and get started with your project!
Global Handwashing Day
Initiated 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!
Going Beyond Green to be Clean
Keep Germs Away on St. Patrick's Day
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.
Encouraging Proper Hand Hygiene in Schools
Click here to review the webinar recording.
Back to School
Clean Hands Webinar
Click here to review the webinar recording for educators and health professionals interested in the latest information on raising awareness about handwashing.