Helpful Hints
Don't wait for Winter. Promote hand-washing habits for a healthier student body from the beginning of the school year.

The Clean Hands Coalition campaign can help your local efforts. This alliance of public and private partners creates and supports coordinated, sustained initiatives to improve health and save lives through clean hands. Details on the campaign, sample press release and proclamation and access to posters at
www.cleanhandscoalition.org The coalition wants to know about your community events.

CDC's hand washing promotion message is Clean Hands Save Lives. Details at
www.cdc.gov/cleanhands which includes a number of resources and links.

School Network for Absenteeism Prevention (SNAP) is an initiative for middle schools designed to help keep students in school by improving health through promoting clean hands. Details at
www.itsasnap.org include the ten-page color educational tool kit that can be downloaded at no cost.

CDC offers a one-page handout on Hand Washing in Emergency Situations that covers use of alcohol-based products as well as standard soap and water technique. The handout is at
www.bt.cdc.gov. CDC has Germ Stopper educational handouts in multiple languages for use in school and at work sites to promote hand washing.

Partnership for Food Safety Education continues to offer educational materials with details at .
www.fightbac.org

If you have any questions, Mrs. Roos RN can be reached at 572-4520.