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November 16, 2017 09:04 AM

ACI Connecting with FCCLA on Hand Hygiene!

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In November, ACI met with many of the 1,300 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Members and Advisers attending FCCLA’s 2017 National Cluster Meeting in Washington, DC. ACI presented a workshop for over 250 attendees and shared hand hygiene educational materials at the exhibit table.

The workshop focused the impact that good hand hygiene habits has on student health. It also included information about the Healthy Schools, Healthy People, It’s a SNAP program, a joint initiative between the American Cleaning Institute and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This programs objective is to promote proper handwashing to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases and reduce related school absenteeism. Participants learned about ideas for creating a handwashing project for their schools, community partners to work with and how to apply for national recognition, a cash award and an all-expense paid trip to either Washington, DC or Atlanta, GA where CDC is headquartered.

In the exhibit hall, students and chapter leaders were also able to connect with ACI to receive information on Healthy Schools, Healthy People, It’s a SNAP as well as free educational materials on proper hand hygiene for sharing with their schools and communities.

FCCLA is one of ACI’s key stakeholders. These future leaders support ACI by sharing our reliable, science-based information about proper hand hygiene and its role in improving health.