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Did You Know?


Did You Know? is a feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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October 18, 2019
  • Handwashing can reduce the spread of diarrhea-related sicknesses and respiratory infections, such as cold or flu.
  • Handwashing education and access to soap in schools has been shown to reduce absenteeism among school-age children.
  • Health departments can use CDC’s Life is Better with Clean Hands campaign resources and promotional materials to promote the importance of handwashing to their communities.

Did You Know?  information and web links are current as of their publication date. They may become outdated over time.

Page last reviewed: October 18, 2019