HHA Objectives

The key aim of the National Hand Hygiene Initiative is to develop a National hand hygiene culture-change program that will:

  • Achieve sustained improvements in hand hygiene compliance rates
  • Accurately measure rates of staphylococcal disease – a key outcome measure of the program
  • Reduce the rates of healthcare associated infections
  • Develop an effective education and credentialing system to improve knowledge about hand hygiene and infection control
  • Make hand hygiene and infection prevention ‘core business’ for all healthcare institutions and the wider Australian community