WELCOME TO THE HENRY THE HAND FOUNDATION!

Our mission: Keeping schools healthy by teaching the 4 Principles of Hand Awareness*.

We are a non-profit foundation founded in 2001 that has developed a science based multi-media and multi-sensory hand hygiene behavior modification program teaching hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette (correct coughing and sneezing habits) and cross contamination awareness: not touching your eyes, nose, or mouth (T Zone). Our Infection Prevention Program is delivered through a Tool Kit and utilizes innovative strategies and reinforcement tools to teach young children the 4 Principles of Hand Awareness. By adopting our Infection Prevention Program in early childhood centers, preschools, and schools you will help young children and students become lifelong practitioners of these important life skills that will help reduce respiratory and gastro-intestinal infections.

The 4 Principles of Hand Awareness:
1. Wash your hands when they are dirty and before eating.
2. DO NOT cough into hands.
3. DO NOT sneeze into hands.
4. Above all, DO NOT put your fingers into your eyes, nose, or mouth.

*The 4 Principles of Hand Awareness endorsed by the American Medical Association and American Academy of Family Physicians. 

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Health Shields as a tool for changing hand habits AND infection prevention!

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Dr. William Sawyer — Founder

About Dr. Will

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

Spread the word, not the germs!

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