The Chicago Department of Public Health has partnered with the Center for Disease Control’s Project Firstline to make foundational infection control and prevention resources available all frontline staff, regardless of background. We are proud to be a part of Project Firstline, a CDC-led infection control training collaborative created for the millions of frontline US healthcare workers who care for us every day. Launched in 2020, Project Firstline offers educational materials to ensure all workers in healthcare are empowered with the knowledge they need to slow or stop the spread of infectious diseases.
CDPH Educational Resources
CDPH Trainings: The Chicago Department of Public Health has partnered with CDC's Project Firstline to develop Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) trainings for frontline healthcare workers. These trainings will showcase real case-studies from Chicago-based healthcare facilities, feature IPC demonstrations, and are designed to supplement existing trainings by CDC's Project Firstline.
Learn about Infection Control in Health Care: CDC’s Project Firstline provides innovative and accessible resources so all healthcare workers can learn about infection control in health care. Topics include: the basic science of viruses, how respiratory droplets spread COVID-19, how viruses spread from surfaces to people, multi-dose vials, PPE, hang hygiene, virus strains, environmental cleaning and disinfection, etc.
Lead an Infection Control Training: Our facilitator toolkit is designed to work with your team’s learning styles and busy schedules. Whether you’ve got 10 minutes, or 60, we’ve got resources to help you deliver a great training.
Explore Project Firstline Partnerships: Explore activities from over 75 partners nationally, including the American Health Care Association, the American Nurses Association, APIC Consulting Services, Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum, National Hispanic Medical Association, several university and community college partners, etc.
Access Infection Control Educational Materials: Find multimedia resources - including short videos, fact sheets, job aids, infographics, posters, printed materials, interactive computer lock screens, and social media graphics - to utilize at your facility on foundational IPC topics.
Foundational Infection Control Training: Lead trainings with our toolkit, which includes a Facilitator Toolkit Guide, Inside Infection Control Participant Booklet, Project Firstline is for You Poster, Session Feedback Form, and Facilitator Self-Assessment Form. All sessions have scripted slide sets for 60, 20, or 10 minute trainings.
Topics: The Concept of Infection Control, The Basic Science of Viruses, How Respiratory Droplets Spread COVID-19, How Viruses Spread from Surfaces to People, Multi-Dose Vials, PPE Part 1 – Eye Protection, PPE Part 2: Gloves & Gowns, PPE Part 3: Respirators, Hand Hygiene, Virus Strains, Environmental Cleaning & Disinfection, Source Control, Ventilation, Asymptotic Spread
Stay tuned for upcoming announcements regarding the 2023 Chicago Department of Public Health’s Project Firstline: Infection Prevention Essentials Webinar Series.
Review the Illinois Health & Hospital Association & the Chicago Department of Public Health’s Project Firstline: Infection Prevention Essentials Webinar 2022 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
2023 CDPH Project Firstline Infection Prevention Essentials Newsletter
As a CDC Project Firstline Partner, the Chicago Department of Public Health is excited to share new infection control educational resources and training materials that are available to you. These resources, developed with and for healthcare workers, provide you with the tools you need to guide your teams to prevent infection.
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.
The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is proud to partner with the CDC’s Project Firstline 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.
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