We know washing our hands is the best way to prevent spreading germs, but a new study shows that one in ten people don’t wash their hands at all after using the bathroom. Only 5% do it right. It’s a big deal when you consider that half of the foodborne illness outbreaks happen because people either don’t wash hands or don’t do it right. 

Chaparral High School students recently worked on a health project to promote the importance of hand washing by creating posters and health messaging for their classroom. The students worked with our staff and wrote the script, worked in front of and behind the camera, and on the audio recording and basic lighting to create the “High Five for Hand Washing” video. Special thanks to Marta Urbina, Chief for the Office for Children with Special Health Care Needs in the Bureau of Women’s and Children’s Health and Dallas Teat, Video Production Specialist, for hard work on this project.