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Healthy Schools, Healthy People - It's a SNAP (School Network for Absenteeism Prevention) is a grassroots, education-based effort to improve health by making hand cleaning an integral part of the school day. SNAP is designed to get the entire school community talking about clean hands by providing tools for incorporating hand hygiene into multiple subject areas and activities. And it's a great way to get recognition for your school and share your success stories with others!

Hand cleaning is simple but serious! It's particularly important in schools, where lots of things are shared - desks, books, pencils, food, and even germs. Without proper hand cleaning, a single infection can quickly spread among students, teachers, family, and friends.

SNAP is all about fostering simple, health-enhancing behaviors
throughout the entire school community.

Clean Hands Coalition
American Society for Microbiology Clean Hands Campaign
An Ounce of Prevention Keeps the Germs Away
CDC Clean Hands Save Lives
CDC Germ Stopper
Fight BAC!®
National Coalition for Food Safe Schools
Scrub Club
American Society of Association Executives
Horizon Health Education Program Award from CDC
School Network for Absenteeism Prevention. Established 2003. The information contained in this Web site was compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and The Soap and Detergent Association. This information is not copyrighted. It is for educational purposes only.
Use of the SNAP artwork for purposes other than education, promotion of behavior or activity inconsistent with the hand hygiene messages contained in the SNAP toolkit, or the endorsement of a specific product, service, organization, or commercial entity is strictly prohibited. For more information or guidance on the use of SNAP artwork, please contact SNAP program staff at SNAP@cleaning101.com.