Podcasts on Hygiene-related topics

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

A Minute of Health: Clean Hands, Healthy Body

CDC Featured Podcasts: Clean Hands, Healthy Body (Single Announcer, 0:59)
Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC
Running Time: 00:59 minutes
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.

A Cup of Health: Clean Hands, Healthy Body

CDC Featured Podcasts: Clean Hands, Healthy Body (Multiple Announcers, 4:26)
Series Name: A Cup of Health with CDC
Running Time: 04:26 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.

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.

Wash Your Hands

CDC Kidtastics: Wash Your Hands (Single Announcers, 0:51)
Series Name: CDC Kidtastics
Running Time: 00:51 minutes
Release Date: 3/8/2010

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

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).

Page last reviewed: January 31, 2022