An Infection Prevention and Control Training Collaborative

Project Firstline is a CDC national training collaborative offering timely infection control training to front line health care workers and the public health workforce in the fight against infectious disease threats. As a key partner in this initiative, AHA is pleased to help bring this critical training opportunity to the health care field and champion sound decision-making and positive behaviors in a time of crisis.

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Purpose

All health care workers on the front lines are essential to stopping the spread of infectious diseases. Whether you serve in environmental services, administration, acute care or long-term care, this training program is for you. Because the actions you take every day can make a difference in containing an outbreak and alleviating risks.

Benefits

  • Core Training
  • Practical Tools
  • Engagement Across Health Care Settings
  • Innovation
  • IPC Capacity Building
  • IPC Expertise and Mentorship
 

Resources

Live Q&A Series

 
 

Inside Infection Control vlog series

Check out the new Inside Infection Control vlog series where CDC discusses critical infection control topics every frontline health care worker needs to know. The short CDC videos feature Dr. Abby Carlson, an infectious diseases doctor with experience on the frontlines of COVID-19 and a Project Firstline staffer. Videos are being released each week on Facebook and later on YouTube.

 
 

Partners

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.

 
 
 
 

COVID-19

AHA’s Updates and Resources

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Peer-to-peer

AHA’s Living Learning Network

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CDC

Additional Resources on CDC’s Project Firstline Site

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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.

Want to learn more about Project Firstline? Contact ProjectFirstline@aha.org.

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.