What are the Four Principles of Hand Awareness?
1. Wash your hands before and after eating.
2. Do not cough into your hands.
3. Do not sneeze into your hands.
4. Above all, do not put your fingers in your eyes, nose and mouth.
What is the T Zone?
The T Zone is the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose and mouth. Those mucous membranes are the only portals of entry for bacteria that cause respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases. Touching your T Zone with fingers or hands that are contaminated with germs can make you sick. Avoiding the T Zone is the only way to avoid getting a cold, flu or other respiratory illness!
Coloring What is the history of hand washing?
Visit this page to see who the pioneers of hand washing are.
How do I download Posters and/or Coloring Books?
You can look under our Posters tab located on the Home page. If you are having trouble filling in the required boxes you can try deleting all of your cookies on your web browser. To do this you go to your “tools” menu and select “delete browsing history”. Make sure that you delete both “temporary internet files” and “cookies” then refresh the page. This should solve all of your problems. If it does not please email us with your comments at email@example.com and we will try and fix the problem.
Can you translate the posters or coloring books into another language?
We have posters available in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Swahili, Thai, Malaysian and Creole. We invite you to translate the 4 Principles of Hand Awareness, posters and coloring book into other languages to remove any barriers to helping spread the word, not the germs! Please send us line-by-line translation of the poster(s) you would like us to put on the website so all may be able download them. Contact Dr. Will at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started!
I am a teacher or nurse, how can I get Henry to come visit my classroom or school?
We have an inflatable Henry the Hand mascot costume that can be worn by an adult or other interested volunteer. Please contact email@example.com.