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Healthy and Safe Swimming Week: Response Tools for Public Health Professionals

Below, public health professionals can find various materials to help them inform the public, media, community leaders, and others about Healthy and Safe Swimming Week (formerly known as Recreational Water Illness and Injury (RWII) Prevention Week). These resources are meant to assist public health professionals engage their target audiences and increase awareness of this yearly observance.


The 2016 HSS Week toolkit is available as a single PDF, as well as a ZIP file containing individual PDFs. Both files contain a cover letter, community outreach suggestions, list of resources, sample press release, sample op-ed, and sample proclamation.


  • HSS Week Toolkit [PDF - 8 pages]
  • HSS Week Toolkit [ZIP - 1 MB]


  • RWII Prevention Week Toolkit [PDF - 8 pages]
  • RWII Prevention Week Toolkit [ZIP - 1 MB]


  • RWII Prevention Week Toolkit [PDF - 8 pages]
  • RWII Prevention Week Toolkit [ZIP - 889 KB]





  • RWI Prevention Week CDC Message to Public Health Colleagues [PDF - 1 page]
  • RWI Prevention Week Sample Press Release [Word - 2 pages]
  • Proactive Steps for Preventing Community-Wide Outbreaks of Cryptosporidiosis [PDF - 2 pages]


  • Crypto Alert: Health Professionals [PDF - 1 page]
  • Crypto Alert: Aquatics Staff [PDF - 1 page]