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These audio podcasts were created in collaboration with CDC's podcast program and describe how practicing improved hand hygiene in various settings can help prevent the spread of germs.

A Cup of Health: Clean Hands, Healthy Body

A Cup of Health with CDC: What's In the Pool? (Multiple announcer format, 04:26)
Series Name: A Cup of Health with CDC
Running Time: 4:26 minutes
Release Date: 10/25/2012

Summary: Eating well, exercising regularly, and getting checkups are all important for staying healthy, but forgetting the simple daily task of washing your hands with soap and water can result in severe illness. In this podcast, Dr. Anna Bowen discusses the importance of regular hand washing.


A Minute of Health: Clean Hands, Healthy Body

A Minute of Health with CDC: What's In the Pool? (Multiple announcer format, 0:59)
Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC
Running Time: 59 seconds
Release Date: 10/25/2012

Summary: Forgetting the simple task of washing your hands with soap and water can result in severe illness and even death, particularly among young children. This podcast discusses the importance of hand washing.


COCA Call: New Frontiers in Hand Hygiene Practices

COCA Commentary: New Frontiers in Hand Hygiene Practices (Single Announcer, 4:54)
Series Name: COCA Commentary
Running Time: 04:54 minutes
Release Date: 5/12/2010

Summary: This podcast is an overview of the Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Call, "New Frontiers in Implementation and Measurement of Hand Hygiene Practices." CDC's Katherine Ellingson discusses recent challenges in applying hand hygiene recommendations and identifies global and national campaign activities and resources that support hand hygiene in the reduction of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).


Hand Hygiene Saves Lives: Patient Admission Video

CDC Featured Podcasts: Hand Hygiene Saves Lives—Patient Admission Video (Short Version, 1:58)
CDC Featured Podcasts: Hand Hygiene Saves Lives—Patient Admission Video (Long Version, 5:29)
Series Name: CDC Featured Podcasts
Running Time: 01:58 minutes (Short Version) and 05:29 minutes (Long Version)
Release Date: 4/26/2010 (Short Version) and 6/19/2008 (Long Version)

Summary: This podcast is for hospital patients and visitors. It emphasizes two key points to help prevent infections: the importance of practicing hand hygiene while in the hospital, and that it's appropriate to ask or remind healthcare providers to practice hand hygiene.


Happy Handwashing Song

CDC Featured Podcasts: Happy Handwashing Song (Sing Along, 0:50)
Series Name: CDC Featured Podcasts
Running Time: 00:50 minutes
Release Date: 2/25/2010

Summary: This song (sung to the tune of Happy Birthday) encourages kids to wash their hands with soap and water to keep germs away. The song is sung twice through, the recommended length of time to wash hands.


All You Have to Do is Wash Your Hands

CDC Kidtastics: All You Have to Do is Wash Your Hands (Multiple Announcers, 3:10)
Series Name: CDC Kidtastics
Running Time: 03:10 minutes
Release Date: 3/26/2009

Summary: This CDC Kidtastics podcast teaches children how and when to wash their hands properly.


Living in a Clean and Healthy World

CDC Featured Podcasts: Living in a Clean and Healthy World (Single Announcer, 4:12)
Series Name: CDC Featured Podcasts
Running Time: 04:12 minutes
Release Date: 3/17/2008

Summary: This podcast is about the importance of effective sanitation programs and steps people can take to stay healthy, including improved handwashing.

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