Welcome to
Henry the Hand
Helping people feel safer during the Coronavirus Pandemic by teaching the 4 Principles of Hand Awareness!
We are a Non-Profit dedicated to improving health and wellness by making people aware of the role their hands play in the spread of infectious diseases, using several different multi-sensory and media techniques.
Spread the Word, Not the Germs!

School Health

Back to School Campaign and strategies to maintain school health all year round!

Coronavirus Prevention Strategy

Coronavirus prevention strategies that work!

Businesses and Healthcare Workers

Employee and healthcare worker safety and HAI reduction.

dr will
Dr. William Sawyer — Founder

About Dr. Will

  • Founder of Henry the Hand Foundation: Hand hygiene awareness advocate as seen in The New York Times and Washington Post
  • 33 years as a Solo Practice Family Medicine Doctor teaching, coaching, and changing patients' behavior to benefit their health.
  • Research
  • Clean Hand Coalition, Co-founder of a CDC and Prevention coalition: 2003-Present
  • Presentations:
    • Interventions to Prevent Influenza and Influenza Like Infections in the Retail Clinic Setting, RCEC 2013
    • Hand Awareness presentations: Non Pharmaceutical Approach to Prevent Human Illness and Transmission of Emerging Pathogens presentations; NEHA 2006, NAHEC 2006 and USDA Food Safety Conference, 2006.
    • Human Factor Engineering and Positive Deviance Strategy to Reduce HAI: Summit, May 2007

Keeping schools healthy by teaching the 4 Principles of Hand Awareness. 

Spread the word, not the germs!

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