Web Features

These CDC web feature stories highlight healthy handwashing behaviors and preventing illness.

Wash Your Hands

washing hands with bar soap under a faucet

Message: Keeping hands clean is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of infection and illness.
Audience: General public

Global Handwashing Day

global handwashing day - children washing their hands at a school in china

Message: Celebrate Global Handwashing Day to promote handwashing with soap throughout the world.
Audience: General public, teachers, and public health professionals

Handwashing: The Most Important Food Poisoning Prevention

a food service worker or chef washing his hands at a basin

Message: What’s the most important thing you can do to prevent food poisoining? Wash your hands.
Audience: Food service workers

Preventing the Flu: Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs

washing hands in a basin

Message: Good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu.
Audience: General public

Stopping the Spread of Germs at Home, Work & School

washing hands in a sink

Message: Stop the spread of germs by following a few good health habits.
Audience: Parents, school students, and workers

Page last reviewed: July 22, 2015