More than 74,000 Atlanta, Georgia-area students celebrated Global
Handwashing Day! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided educators with videos, podcasts,
and fact sheets to help teach kids the importance of handwashing in keeping themselves and others healthy.
Teachers also received an interactive presentation on handwashing around the world to teach students about
handwashing in places where it is challenging and people often get sick. Classrooms received bars of soap,
donated by the Global Soap Project of Norcross, Georgia for handwashing demonstrations and practice. Representatives
of CDC and the Global Soap Project participated in handwashing activities in a number of classrooms.
CDC also spread the word about Global Handwashing Day through:
- A CDC.gov web feature: http://www.cdc.gov/features/globalhandwashing/
- A web button for public use on sites and blogs: http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/hygiene/resources/social-media.html
- An annoucement in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR): http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6140a7.htm
- Two podcasts: http://www2c.cdc.gov/podcasts/player.asp?f=8626036 and http://www2c.cdc.gov/podcasts/player.asp?f=8626037
- A GovDelivery message to our hygiene subscribers: http://content.govdelivery.com/bulletins/gd/USCDC-576ae5
- A press release for local media: http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/pdf/hygiene/PRHWGA100schools.pdf
- A spotlight on our Handwashing website: http://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/
- Posts on CDC Facebook and Twitter