Education for frontline health care professionals
Project Firstline is a collaborative effort led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) which brings together diverse health care and public health collaborators to provide infection control training to the more than 6 million health care professionals in the United States, as well as members of the public health workforce. The American Medical Association is partnering with the CDC in this initiative.
Project Firstline aims to prepare frontline health care professionals and the public health workforce to protect themselves, their patients, and their communities from infectious disease threats, such as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This stronger, better prepared workforce will also improve the prevention of health care-associated infections, including those caused by antibiotic-resistant pathogens.
Project Firstline resources include support to 64 health departments in the U.S. and more than a dozen collaborators, to help ensure this effort reaches all health care professionals. To reach this goal, Project Firstline revolves around five core components, the first two, educational in nature, will be featured on the AMA Ed Hub.
Education offered on the AMA Ed Hub through Project Firstline will begin as short, web-based, intensive modules focused on the foundational concepts of infection prevention and control and grounded in behavior change principles and practices. Check back for frequent updates and new education!
Learn more about Project Firstline on the CDC site.
CDC is teaming with a coalition of many academic and professional partners and 64 state, local, and territorial health departments to develop interactive and empowering IPC training that will improve our nation’s health. These partners include:
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. AMA is proud to partner with Project Firstline, as supported through Cooperative Agreement CDC-RFA-CK20-2003. 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.
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