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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.

NNPHI and our partners are committed to connecting the public health workforce with the IPC training resources they need to help healthcare workers protect patients, workers, and the public.

Project Firstline is a CDC-led, national training collaborative of healthcare and public health partners that aims to improve the nation’s response to COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. Learn how you can be part of this important mission.

Project Firstline Webinars and Podcasts
POD-based Planning, Mass Vaccination, and Infection Control | NNPHI Project Firstline-Part 3

Applying Science Driving Infection Control Operations to Large-Scale Mass Vaccination Sites Description: During Applying Science Driving Infection Control Operations to Large-Scale Mass Vaccination Sites, speakers will identify lessons learned and science-driven operations to securely operate a large-scale mass vaccination sites. Information related to operational challenges including logistics and infection prevention and control strategies will be discussed. Topical content areas will include core principles of exposure management used in occupational and environmental health practice as well as definitions and example applications of engineering and administrative exposure control strategies. The use and selection of personal protective equipment will also be discussed as it relates to the preferred hierarchy of exposure controls used in Industrial and Occupational Hygiene practice.

POD-based Planning, Mass Vaccination, and Infection Control | NNPHI Project Firstline-Part 2

POD-based Planning, Mass Vaccination, and IPC will offer a closer look at the utility of traditional POD-based planning concepts and training (Points of Distribution/Dispensing) with a focus on IPC challenges in a mass vaccination rollout (rather than pill-based countermeasures) across two major metropolitan areas – Atlanta, GA, and New Orleans, LA, where POD planning has been championed for over a decade for pathogen-based threats and hurricanes alike.

Tactical, Operational, and Strategic IPC Planning for Mass Vaccination Sites-Part 1

This three-part webinar series will focus on infection control and mass vaccination sites. Cross-pollinating traditional clinical medicine and emergency response disciplines with exposure and environmental health sciences, including industrial hygiene, are crucial to enhancing local and state-level Emergency Support Function 8 – Public Health and Medical Services as well as the emergency management enterprise pre- and post-disaster. As such, this webinar series will feature experts in infection control, public health emergency preparedness and management, and industrial hygiene.

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NNPHI CEO Dr. Vincent Lafronza talks with Infection Prevention Control Specialist and Ohio State University College of Nursing, Associate Professor, Dr. Timothy Landers about evidence-based infection prevention and control and Project Firstline, the CDC’s national training collaborative of healthcare and public health partners.

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NNPHI IC PUBLIC HEALTH CONVERSATION WITH DR. ROBERT SMITH AND DR. LIONEL FRASER

NNPHI CEO Dr. Vincent Lafronza talks with Dr. Robert Smith, President and CEO of Central Mississippi Services, Inc., and Dr. Lionel Fraser, Jr., Central Mississippi Services, Inc. Medical Director.

Project Firstline Environmental Health Q&A Session

Project Firstline is a collaborative of diverse healthcare, public health, and environmental health partners that have come together to provide foundational knowledge of infection control. This collaboration will provide environmental health professionals with infection control training they need to protect the nation from infectious disease threats. Join Gina Bare, RN and Dr. Timothy Landers for a Question and Answer Session on infection control and environmental health.

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

About 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. 

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

Empowering. Immersive. Long Lasting.

Empowering

Immersive

Lasting Results

Core Training

Provides healthcare workers and public health professionals personnel with shared, foundational IPC knowledge.

Engagement

Adapts healthcare focused IPC knowledge to the public health workforce to ensure materials are relevant to public health responsibilities.

Public Health Capacity

Creates a culture of IPC expertise that is shared between the public health workforce and healthcare workers.

Practical Tools

Delivers training materials and resources to guide consultations with healthcare workers and facilities.

Mentorship

Connects infection prevention control experts with the public health work force.

Innovation

 Develops innovative platforms to effectively train adult learners.

About NNPHI

Our member public health institutes are united in creating conditions for health and well-being. The NNPHI public health institute model is a complement to governmental public health systems for addressing the most pressing current and emerging public health issues, including public health crises like COVID-19.

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This website is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award (NOFO OT18-1802, titled Strengthen Public Health Systems and Services through National Partnerships to Improve and Protect the Nation’s Health) funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.**
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