The Wash Your Hands campaign, launched in-conjunction with Global Handwashing Day, to reinforce healthy habits within the community. The campaign is sponsored by Simpson County Water District, Warren County Water District, Butler County Water System and the Barren River District Health Department. The community wide Wash Your Hands campaign brings attention to proper handwashing in an effort to keep our community healthy.
“The Barren River District Health Department works to help our communities stay at their optimal health and we are always eager to form partnerships with other organizations that are interested in promoting healthy lifestyles – that’s why this alliance with Simpson, Warren and Butler Water has proven to be successful in the past. As always, our outreach can be stronger when we band together,” stated Lisa Houchin, Barren River District Health Department Community Health Promotion Director.
The Wash Your Hands campaign includes mirror clings for businesses and organizations to use in their facilities for free and “Wash Your Hands” presentations provided by trained Health Educators from BRDHD at no cost for schools and daycares. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, handwashing is the single most important thing we can do to keep from getting sick and spreading illness to others.
General Manager John Dix is pleased to launch this campaign once again with BRDHD. “The overwhelming response from businesses and schools was a big reason to continue this campaign and partnership. Our team received positive feedback regarding the important reminders to wash for 20 seconds or sing the Happy Birthday song. Our message is simply to spread the word, not the germs.”
To receive free mirror clings for your business or organization please stop by our offices or the Barren River District Health Department. Schools and daycares can schedule free handwashing demonstrations by calling Barren River District Health Department at 270-781-8039 (dial ext. 160 ) or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.