About the Program

Healthy Schools, Healthy People is a joint initiative between the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) dedicated to supporting school systems nationwide with tools to help reinforce hand hygiene and cleaning practices to prevent the spread of infectious disease and reduce related absenteeism.

Hand Hygiene Facts



School days lost annually due to illness


The amount handwashing education reduces absenteeism due to gastrointestinal illness in schoolchildren



Lost each year in the U.S. due to infectious disease