Project Firstline

Project Firstline is CDC’s National Training Collaborative for Healthcare Infection Prevention & Control. Making healthcare safer is a true team effort, and CDC’s new Project Firstline trainings reflect that. To stop the spread of infectious disease threats—including COVID-19—anyone working in a healthcare facility needs a foundational knowledge of infection control and must understand and be ready to implement infection control protocols and procedures throughout their workday, including during every patient care activity and healthcare interaction. No matter whether this is your first or tenth infection control training, the training will teach you concrete actions you can implement today and every day.

The Department of Health is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control in launching a new training initiative for our firstline workforce. Beginning in November, live sessions and modules will be available at the Project First line web page.

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Project Firstline Trainings

Project Firstline Trainings are:

  • Accessible no matter your previous training or educational background, you’ll be able to understand each video.
  • Concise to fit around your busy schedule, each video lasts approximately 10 minutes.
  • Interactive to keep you engaged, each video has built-in knowledge checks.

Available Trainings

Check back regularly for updated schedules for trainings and other opportunities.

Partners in training

Below are testimonials from other partners participating in the Project Firstline training collaborative.

Infection Control Today

CDC Launches $180M Anti-infection Program for Healthcare Workers

“Project Firstline is a CDC-led collaborative intended for the millions of frontline U.S. healthcare workers,” says a CDC press release announcing the program. “It offers short training modules, townhall discussions, and tele-mentoring to ensure all workers in healthcare—from doctors to environmental services staff—are empowered with knowledge about the science and reasoning behind today’s infection control practices. Trainings will consist of concise, interactive and mobile device-friendly video segments, designed for busy frontline healthcare workers to access during breaks at work or during off hours.”

AHA center for health innovation

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.

American Medical Association (AMA)

Project Firstline–CDC’s new national training collaborative for infection control

Join Dr. Bailey and Dr. Bell to kick off Project Firstline, CDC’s new national training collaborative for infection control. This exciting event is the first in a series of opportunities for you, as a health care worker on the front line, to send us questions you have about using infection control in your daily work.

CDC is teaming with a coalition of academic and public health and healthcare partners and 64 state, local, and territorial health departments through the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity cooperative agreement to develop interactive and empowering infection control training that will improve our nation’s health. These partners include:

State, Local and Territorial Health Departments include:

AlabamaHawaiiMassachusettsNew MexicoSouth DakotaDistrict of ColumbiaPuerto Rico
AlaskaIdahoMichiganNew YorkTennesseeChicagoUS Virgin Islands
ArizonaIllinoisMinnesotaNorth CarolinaTexasHoustonAmerican Samoa
ArkansasIndianaMississippiNorth DakotaUtahLos Angeles CountyFederated States of Micronesia
CaliforniaIowaMissouriOhioVermontNew York CityMarianna Islands
ColoradoKansasMontanaOklahomaVirginiaPhiladelphiaMarshall Islands
DelawareLouisianaNevadaPennsylvaniaWest Virginia
FloridaMaineNew HampshireRhode IslandWisconsin
GeorgiaMarylandNew JerseySouth CarolinaWyoming

Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC), Project Firstline: Grant Number NU50CK000553-01