IDOH & CDC Launch Project Firstline
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted gaps in infection control knowledge and practice in healthcare settings nationwide. The Indiana Department of Health and the CDC are working together in launching Project Firstline, a comprehensive infection control program designed to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases in U.S. healthcare settings.
We are proud to be a part of Project Firstline, a collaborative made up of healthcare, public health, and academic partners, as well as 64 state, territorial, and local health departments funded through CDC’s Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity cooperative agreement. Together, this training collaborative will support development and dissemination of Project Firstline’s innovative, infection control training and tools for healthcare and public health workforces across the United States.
Project Firstline’s training and engagement opportunities will include short, accessible training videos, virtual interactive events, and telementoring to ensure every worker in every healthcare setting—from clinicians to environmental services workers—is empowered with the science and reasoning behind essential infection control practices, and can confidently apply those practices to protect themselves, their facility, their family and their community.
We will also be creating Indiana specific infection control trainings to accommodate the needs of our fellow Hoosiers. In order to do this your assistance will be requested in the form of learning needs assessments via surveys and/or virtual town halls in the near future.
Be sure to check out CDC's Project Firstline Facebook page, Twitter- and sign up to get the latest email updates as new trainings and tools are released!
The power to stop infections. Together. #WeAreFirstline