Overview

CDC’s Project Firstline is a collaborative of diverse healthcare and public health partners that aims to provide engaging, innovative, and effective infection control training for millions of frontline U.S. healthcare workers as well as members of the public health workforce.

Project Firstline’s innovative content is designed so that—regardless of a healthcare worker’s previous training or educational background— they can understand and confidently apply the infection control principles and protocols necessary to protect themselves, their facility, their family, and their community from infectious disease threats, such as COVID-19.

CDPH-Led Webinars

Join the Illinois Health & Hospital Association & the Chicago Department of Public Health for Project Firstline: Infection Prevention Essentials Webinar Series. Project Firstline is the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) collaborative aimed to providing infection prevention and control (IPC) training to frontline healthcare workers and the public health workforce.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1en-Rg_ete_ujx0EX5mniEA816oKek_5

CDPH Newsletters

Join the Illinois Health & Hospital Association & the Chicago Department of Public Health for Project Firstline: Infection Prevention Essentials newsletter series.

The Centers for Disease Control and  Prevention Project Firstline initiative aims to provide infection prevention and control training for frontline healthcare workers by supporting their efforts to  understand and confidently apply the principles necessary to protect themselves, their facility, and their community from infectious dis­ease threats.

June 27, 2022 Newsletter:  The Concept of Infection Control
June 29, 2022 Newsletter:  The Science of Viruses

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Education Topics

Lead A Training

CDC Project Firstline Facilitator Toolkit: CDC’s facilitator toolkit is designed to work with your team’s learning styles and busy schedules. Whether you’ve got 10 minutes, or 60, CDC has resources to help you deliver a great training.

You don’t need to be an infection control expert to lead these trainings. The resources in this toolkit will help you along the way: https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/projectfirstline/resources/facilitator-toolkit.html

Explore Project Firstline Partnerships

CDC Project Firstline believes partnerships bring greater impact.  Project Firstline partners regularly host events, create tools, and publish resources to support frontline healthcare workers in better understanding and applying infection control actions correctly, every day. Here is a list of our partners: https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/projectfirstline/partnerships/partners.html 

Below are some highlights of the infection control resources and tools Project Firstline partners have developed as a part of their work with Project Firstline. https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/projectfirstline/partnerships/activities.html 

Project Firstline

For more information on the CDC’s National Training Collaborative for Healthcare Infection Prevention & Control, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/projectfirstline/index.html

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is partnering with The Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) to identify priority infection prevention and control (IPC) training needs among frontline healthcare personnel in a variety of care settings across the City of Chicago. 

If you have any questions, please reference https://www.team-iha.org/ or contact InfectionPrevention@team-iha.org.

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