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Project Firstline is a collaborative effort, led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to unite diverse health care and public health experts to provide IPC training to the nation’s health care workforce. ANA is partnering with the CDC on this initiative.
The goal is to prepare front-line health care and public health professionals to protect themselves, their patients, and their communities from infectious disease threats such as COVID-19. An educated workforce is a powerful weapon to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAI), including those caused by antibiotic-resistant pathogens.
Core Training to address immediate workforce education needs, delivered via short, easily-accessible training videos.
Practical Tools to support everyone working in a health care facility as they implement IPC protocols and procedures.
Partner Engagement to share information across all health care settings through trusted channels, ensuring content and tools are delivered to the health care professionals who need them.
Mentorship to connect infection control experts with their communities and serve as ongoing resources.
Technical Capacity Building to leverage the public health workforce to facilitate knowledge-sharing among health departments and local clinicians.
Innovation to deepen knowledge and better inform infection control recommendations, as well as develop advanced platforms and content to provide IPC training to a diverse range of learners.
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The Project Firstline program is a national training collaborative led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in partnership with ANA and the American Academy of Pediatrics, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity.
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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. ANA 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.
As a key partner in this initiative, ANA is pleased to help bring critical training opportunities and resources to better equip all nurses with the tools necessary to provide optimal patient care in a safe environment. Placement of content on this website is not an endorsement of the source nor of any particular product or service, nor should it be construed as a statement that the source, or its products or services, are superior to those of any others. ANA and/or Project Firstline may not be the primary source of the content on this website. While we make every effort to provide up-to-date relevant content, resources or information may not have been updated yet to include recent changes, new findings, recommendations, or protocols.