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(JCYH) Just Clean Your Hands

Just clean your hands. It doesn't get much simpler than that. Evidence shows that hand hygiene can decrease infections in health care settings and is the single most important method of preventing infections.

Launched by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) in 2008, the multi-faceted, evidence-based Just Clean Your Hands (JCYH) program was developed to help reduce health care-associated infections and the spread of infection by providing focused education and tools for promotion, evaluation and auditing to health care providers.

Please note that JCYH print resources are no longer available through ServiceOntario. Resources are now available for download only through this page. For more information, please contact or your regional IPAC office.

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About Just Clean Your Hands 

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  • Education, training and tools


  • Education, training and tools


  • JCYH Support
  • Frequently asked questions
  • References and links
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