December is Handwashing Awareness Month! Did you know? Many diseases and health conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water. Germs from feces in human or animal can cause diarrhea, and they can spread and cause respiratory infection like adenovirus and hand, foot, and mouth disease. Germs can also get onto hands because people touched an object that someone coughed or sneezed on it without covering their mouth. Therefore, keeping hands clean is the best way to prevent spreading germs to other people and getting sick. If you want to learn more about this topic, please attend the Handwashing Workshop at NEMS Health Education Department.

Topics include:

  • Why should you wash your hands?
  • When should you wash your hands?
  • How to wash your hands properly?
  • If soap and water are not available, what to do?

Date: 12/5/2023 – 12/28/2023, Every Tuesday & Thursday
Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: SF Chinatown, 1520 Stockton Clinic
Language: English, Cantonese, Mandarin

Date: 12/6/2023 – 12/27/2023, Every Wednesday
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: San Jose, 1870 Lundy Clinic
Language: English, Mandarin

To learn more, click here to view or download the workshop flyer (available in English and Chinese).

For questions or to register for classes, please contact our Health Education Department at (415) 391-9686 ext. 5843 or (408) 573-9686 ext. 8711.