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ACI release 9.23

September 23, 2011
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Clean Hands Webinar Extends the Reach of International Clean Hands Week

· ACI Invites Health Professionals, Teachers to Take Part in Free October 3 Webinar

· Session Will Offer Latest Information on How to Promote Common Sense Hygiene Practices in Homes, Schools, Workplace and Communities

· Experts from CDC, ACI, Education and Health Professions to Speak

WASHINGTON, D.C., – The focus on common sense hand hygiene doesn’t stop during International Clean Hands Week (September 18-24, 2011).

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI – www.cleaninginstitute.org) is offering a free, one-hour webinar to educators and health professionals interested in the latest information on raising awareness about handwashing.

The event takes place Monday October 3, 2011 at 6:30 PM Eastern Time. You can register for this webinar online at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/510961714.

“In just 60 minutes, we will share up-to-date information about handwashing that will help others raise the awareness of the importance of hand hygiene in homes, schools, communities and the workplace,” said Nancy Bock, ACI Vice President of Consumer Education, one of the featured speakers.

“Our experts will share practical information about the science and benefits of handwashing, valuable resources, ways to get involved in Global Handwashing Day (October 15) and how to earn a cash award for school handwashing programs in conjunction with our Healthy Schools, Healthy People, It''s a SNAP program.

Joining Bock as webinar presenters are:

Kim Knoche; Forsyth High School (Forsyth, Montana); Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Adviser and teacher.
Vince Radke, MPH, RS, CP-FS, DAAS, CPH, Sanitarian; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - National Center for Environmental Health.
Michele Samarya-Timm; Somerset County (NJ) Health Department; Health Educator / Registered Environmental Health Specialist.

ACI offers free resource materials year-round on hand washing and hand hygiene practices on their website, at www.cleaninginstitute.org/cleanhands/.

The Clean Hands Coalition is a unified alliance of public and private partners working together to create and support coordinated, sustained initiatives to significantly improve health and save lives through clean hands. ACI is a founding member of the Clean Hands Coalition and promotes International Clean Hands Week annually to educate the public about the importance of hand hygiene.

Global Handwashing Day (www.globalhandwashingday.org) was created by the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing in 2008 to foster and support a global culture of handwashing with soap. Each year, over 200 million people are involved in celebrations in more than 100 countries around the world.

The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI - formerly The Soap and Detergent Association) is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry® and represents the $30 billion U.S. cleaning products market. ACI members include the formulators of soaps, detergents, and general cleaning products used in household, commercial, industrial and institutional settings; companies that supply ingredients and finished packaging for these products; and oleochemical producers. ACI (www.cleaninginstitute.org) and its members are dedicated to improving health and the quality of life through sustainable cleaning products and practices.

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