- HealthySchoolsHealthyPeople.org Provides Resources for Parents, School Staff, and Kids on Hand Hygiene and Cleaning Practices
The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) launched a new website for the Healthy Schools, Healthy People initiative, a joint effort of ACI and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to promote hand hygiene and cleaning practices as a means to prevent the spread of infectious disease in schools and reduce illness-related absenteeism.
The new site offers resources for educators, school nurses, administrators, parents and students. The site also features interactive games, a quarterly newsletter, educational webinars, and targeted social media.
“Proper cleaning and hygiene protocols and practices are vital to ensuring the health of the school community at large,” said Melissa Hockstad, President & CEO of the American Cleaning Institute. “The Healthy Schools, Healthy People initiative provides practical and meaningful tools for school districts across the country and reinforces the notion that cleanliness should be front-and-center on a daily basis.”
As part of the initiative, ACI will be hosting a webinar later this summer, “Keeping Hand Hygiene Top of Mind During the Back-to-School Season.” During the webinar, Dr. Vincent Hill, chief of CDC’s Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch, will discuss the importance of proper hand hygiene and best practices for cleaning and disinfecting in schools. For more information on the webinar, and all things Healthy Schools, Healthy People, sign up for the newsletter.
The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI – www.cleaninginstitute.org) is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry® and represents the $60 billion U.S. cleaning product supply chain. ACI members include the manufacturers and formulators of soaps, detergents, and general cleaning products used in household, commercial, industrial and institutional settings; companies that supply ingredients and finished packaging for these products; and chemical distributors. ACI serves the growth and innovation of the U.S. cleaning products industry by advancing the health and quality of life of people and protecting our planet. ACI achieves this through a continuous commitment to sound science and being a credible voice for the cleaning products industry.