• The 4 Principles of
    Hand Awareness

    1. Wash your hands when they
    are dirty and BEFORE eating
    2. DO NOT cough into your hands
    3. DO NOT sneeze into your hands
    4. Above all, DO NOT put your
    fingers into your eyes, nose
    or mouth

    Henry the Hand

    The 4 Principles fo Hand Awareness have been endorsed by the AMA and AAFP

    The CDC and Prevention say handwashing is the single most effective way to prevent the transmission of disease.


    About Us

    We want EVERYONE to practice this Primary Infection Prevention Program!


    This is the ONLY program teaching that putting your finger into your eye, nose or mouth (4th Principle) is the most common method for contamination/inoculation causing one’s illness. The Public’s AWARENESS of this single behavior would help prevent a Pandemic!

    This is why we need your help to get this message to the PUBLIC,
    which will benefit ALL of us! Yes we are a private non profit 501c3.

    Thank you very much for your assistance,

    Will Sawyer MD

    Solo Family Medicine physician

    creator of the Henry the Hand Foundation and Henry the Hand Champion Handwasher


    Simply to improve health by making us more aware of the role our hands play in the spread of disease.

    “Hand Awareness”


    To propagate Henry the Hand’s 4 Principles of Hand Awareness throughout the United States and the world, if we have enough resources.

    Just for the health of it!

    Henry the Hand’s 4 Principles of Hand Awareness:

    1) WASH your hands when they are dirty and BEFORE eating.

    2) DO NOT cough into your hands.

    3) DO NOT sneeze into your hands.

    4) Above all, DO NOT put your fingers into your eyes, nose or mouth!

    IRS Public Charity letter

    For a copy of the recent IRS Public Charity declaration please click on the title above to view or download.

    If you have any questions or would like to assist us in our effort, please contact me.

    Thank you,

    Dr.Will Sawyer

    [email protected]

    We need YOUR help in accessing funding to be able to have a dramatic impact on



    to decrease the incidence of infectious disease!

    What are the 10 most deadly weapons? Your hands (10 fingers)!

    Henry the Hand’s 4 Principles of Hand Awareness are the correct message to disseminate to the public, however, we need your help to communicate this message.

    Henry the Hand Foundation is a “grass roots” non-profit organization stretching our resources to share Henry’s Hand Awareness message with children and adults across the globe. Henry is asking if you can “give us a hand”.  We encourage parents and health professionals to “Adopt a School” (daycare, Head Start program, pre-school or school) in their community to act as ambassadors for Henry’s packaged program which allows them to take a leadership role in teaching health education.

    Thank you for helping to “Spread the Word, Not the Germs!”


    Henry the Hand & Dr. Will

    We encourage OUR friends and family to  “GIVE US A HAND”.

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