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February 22, 2024

International Clean Hands Week

Grown-ups know that clean hands can prevent illness, but when you’re a kid, it’s sometimes easy to forget to wash your hands.  And as we head into cold and flu season, washing your hands becomes even more important.  So to help out, the Clean Hands Coalition has declared Sept. 20 – 26 International Clean Hands Week.


The CHC began in 2003 under the umbrella of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and works to disseminate best practices in hand hygiene in food safety, healthcare, and public health.  The CHC shares the following tips for your family to keep in mind when it comes to good hand hygiene:

1. Wash your hands when they are dirty and before eating.

2. Do not cough into your hands.

3. Do not sneeze into your hands.

4. Do not put your fingers into your eyes, nose or mouth.

For more information, click here to visit Cincinnati’s own Henry the Hand Foundation, featuring Dr. Will Sawyer.

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