Health Care Professionals

Just Clean Your Hands

Effective December 1, 2011, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care completed the transfer of the Just Clean Your Hands (JCYH) program to Public Health Ontario.

JCYH is an evidence-based, multifaceted program established in Ontario in 2008 to improve compliance with hand hygiene best practices in health care settings to prevent healthcare associated infections and promote patient safety. In 2009, JCYH was adapted and rolled out for use in long-term care homes, and launched to retirement homes in 2011.

Public Health Ontario is a public health agency dedicated to protecting and promoting the health of all Ontarians through the application and advancement of science and knowledge.

The transition to Public Health Ontario will build capacity, build on the program's success to date and align efforts in improving hand hygiene compliance in healthcare sectors.

For more information about the JCYH program, please visit the Public Health Ontario website at

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