Hand Hygiene Education in U.S. Healthcare Settings

To improve hand hygiene outreach in U.S. healthcare facilities by providing hand hygiene educational materials and tools for patients, healthcare providers and caregivers in U.S. healthcare facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes and other ambulatory care locations.
Funding Partners:
  • GOJO Industries, Inc.
Program Partners:
  • CDC's National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Program Location:
Georgia, USA

Clean Hands CountOn any given day, one in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Practicing hand hygiene is a simple yet effective way to prevent these types of infections. 

To better protect patients from this ongoing problem, the CDC Foundation is partnering with CDC and GOJO to provide hand hygiene educational materials and tools for patients, healthcare providers and caregivers in U.S. healthcare facilities as part of the "Clean Hands Count" campaign. This campaign aims to address myths and misperceptions about hand hygiene, increase hand hygiene adherence among healthcare professionals and empower patients to play a role in their care by asking or reminding healthcare providers to clean their hands. For more information about the campaign, please visit CDC's website.