International Clean Hands Week: September 17-23, 2023
Yes, it is that time of year again, and the Clean Hands Coalition would like to remind you that "Clean hands prevent illness and save lives!" The CHC began May 1, 2003, under the umbrella of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with a flurry of enthusiasm by many other Federal agencies, universities, professional societies, foundations, and corporations around the US to create a portal for disseminating best practices in hand hygiene in the areas of food safety, healthcare, and public health. We discuss up-to-date science and behavior change strategies to achieve our goal.
We use International Clean Hands Week (3rd week of September annually) as our pivotal marketing strategy to raise awareness. Remember, we humans are the petri-dish that grow and multiply all seasonal flu, influenza-like illnesses, and even COVID-19. So if we all practiced vigilant hand hygiene and cross-contamination awareness, we would eliminate many preventable respiratory and foodborne infectious diseases.
So we are ASKING you to lend your support to help all of us "stay well" by sharing this information with your network and customers. We encourage you to print, post, email, blog, and broadcast fax the POSTER above to help convey this message. Please friend Clean Hands Coalition on Facebook to jump start your good health and wellbeing!
Thank you for helping to “spread the word, not the germs!"
Dr. Will Sawyer