Building a Culture of Safety and Prevention

Implementing a multidisciplinary approach to infection control can be powerful. Through Project Firstline, AHA offers hospitals and health systems the tools and resources needed to engage all stakeholders – from bedside nurses to administrators to environmental staff – to identify areas of improvement, commit to an action plan, monitor practices and adjust as needed.

Our Goal

Support facilitators tasked with leading IPC improvements, guide standardization and inspire everyone to understand and take ownership of the vital role they play in preventing HAIs across your organization.



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Community College Training Program

AHA is partnering with the CDC and the League for Innovation in the Community College on a new pilot program to train future health professionals to prevent and control infections through community colleges nationwide.

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Scholarships for Rural Health Care Leadership Conference

AHA Rural Conference February 6-9, 2022, Arizona - Scholarship Opportunity

AHA is offering up to 25 scholarships to quality frontline leaders interested in attending the AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference. Deadline: Friday, January 28, 2022.

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AHE Pathogen Match-up Tool

The AHA, in collaboration with AHE, has released a new training resource titled Pathogen Match-up Tool. This tool is designed to educate front-line health care workers on the six most common pathogens found in health care settings. Download the tool and test your knowledge today.


Taking Care of the Patients: Geisinger and Project Firstline

Geisinger Health shares insights on forming & deploying a multidisciplinary IPC team. Watch video.

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ASHE/AAP Podcast

Podcast: ASHE and AAP experts explain how to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by improving ventilation in clinical settings.



Project Firstline is a collaborative between CDC and a diverse group of organizations

American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, American Nurses Association, Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum, Health Research and Educational Trust, National Association of County and City Health Officials, National Council on Urban Indian Health, National Indian Health Board, National Network of Public Health Institutes.



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Project Firstline | CDC's National Training Collaborative for Health care Infection Prevention & Control

The Project Firstline program is a national training collaborative led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in partnership with the American Hospital Association and the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET), an AHA 501(c)(3) nonprofit subsidiary.

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Project Firstline is a national collaborative led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide infection control training and education to frontline health care workers and public health personnel. AHA is proud to partner with Project Firstline, as supported through Cooperative Agreement CDC-RFA-OT18-1802. CDC is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this webpage do not necessarily represent the policies of CDC or HHS, and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.