What is Project Firstline?

Project Firstline, CDC’s national training collaborative for infection prevention and control, is committed to preparing frontline healthcare workers and the public health workforce to protect themselves, their patients, and their communities from infectious disease threats. 

Healthcare workers are on the frontlines of infection control and are essential partners in stopping the spread of infectious diseases. Project Firstline provides infection control training to this workforce, across all roles and settings. 

Project Firstline is building infection control training expertise within the public health workforce to support a culture of infection control in healthcare communities everywhere. 

A workforce trained in infection control can stop the spread of infectious diseases in healthcare settings, and protect staff, patients, and communities. 

CDC brings decades of experience in infection control and is uniquely positioned to provide this large-scale training to healthcare workers and the public health workforce. 

All healthcare workers—whether in environmental services, administration, acute, or long-term care—must unite in the effort to save lives with good infection control practices every day. 

To better inform Project Firstline’s training content, CDC and APIAHF, along with partners Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health, Philippine Nurses Association of America Foundation, Papa Ola Lokahi, and Na Limahana o Lonopuha listened to people on the frontlines of healthcare and public health. Together we will continue these dialogues to ensure that Project Firstline provides relevant and accessible trainings—trainings that present not just the recommended infection control practices, but the science and reasoning behind them.