GetReady Hand-washing campaign

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Thank you for your interest in the Get Ready hand-washing timer!

  

We have had a phenomenal response to our offer of free hand-washing timers.  Unfortunately our supply of timers graciously provided by the Colgate-Palmolive Company has run out.

  While you're here, check out our new fact sheets and other information on the importance of hand-washing! And to stay informed, sign up to receive the quarterly Get Ready e-newsletter, including public health tips on preparing for everything from pandemic flu to natural disasters.

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Hand-washing: What you need to know

Information from the Get Ready campaign

Handwashing mom and daughter

Prevent infections through hand-washing
Hand-washing is one of the most important — and easiest — ways to prevent infectious disease. To help spread that message, APHA's Get Ready campaign is bringing together everything you need to know about hand-washing right here on the Get Ready website!

Video: Hand-washing tips for kids

Video hand-washing

Watch the video
Tips for keeping kids safe from infectious disease Watch now

 

Q&A: Hand-washing and day cares

Tips for day cares
Hand-washing is especially important at day cares, where little hands come into contact with germs on a regular basis.

Check out our Q&A with Bobette Thompson of the National Association of Child Care Professionals. Read now or listen to our podcast

Girl with hands painted


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Get the facts
How long should I wash my hands? Should I use warm or hot water? Get the answers to these and other questions in these frequently asked questions on hand-washing. Read FAQs


Child's hands washing in sink

Free Hand-washing fact sheets and materials

Hand-washing facts:
General

General hand-washing facts

English PDF
Spanish PDF

Hand-washing facts:
Parents & caregivers

Parents fact sheet hand-washing

English PDF
Spanish PDF

Hand-washing facts:
Teachers & day cares

Teachers fact sheet hand-washing

English PDF
Spanish PDF

 

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Hand-washing facts:
Preschoolers

Fact sheet preschoolers hand-washing

English PDF
Spanish PDF

 

Hand-washing facts:
Rub-a-dub-dub

Rub a dub dub handout

English PDF
Spanish PDF

Hand-washing facts:
Tipsheet

Healthy You tipsheet

English PDF
Spanish PDF

Add your logo
You can add your logo for free to the hand-washing fact sheets! See the easy instructions on our logo customization page.

 

The Get Ready hand-washing campaign is supported by a grant from the Colgate-Palmolive Company.

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