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About Project Firstline

Project Firstline is a collaborative effort, led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to unite diverse health care and public health experts to provide IPC training to the nation’s health care workforce. ANA is partnering with the CDC on this initiative.

The goal is to prepare front-line health care and public health professionals to protect themselves, their patients, and their communities from infectious disease threats such as COVID-19. An educated workforce is a powerful weapon to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAI), including those caused by antibiotic-resistant pathogens.


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Should I Wear Gloves When I'm Vaccinating Patients? A Risk Assessment Guide
We’ve gotten a lot of questions about the recommendations for personal protective equipment (PPE) healthcare workers should wear when giving COVID-19, influenza or routine vaccinations.

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Project Firstline: A New ANA and CDC Collaboration!
On January 14th, ANA’s Project Firstline team held its first stakeholder session with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to refine the content for Project Firstline.

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ANA joins CDC's new infection control training collaborative.

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ANA Collaborates with CDC to Launch Project Firstline
The American Nurses Association (ANA), representing the interests of the nation’s 4.2 million registered nurses, is pleased to announce the launch of Project Firstline, a new collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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healthcare professionals
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Core Training to address immediate workforce education needs, delivered via short, easily-accessible training videos.

Practical Tools to support everyone working in a health care facility as they implement IPC protocols and procedures.

Partner Engagement to share information across all health care settings through trusted channels, ensuring content and tools are delivered to the health care professionals who need them.

Mentorship to connect infection control experts with their communities and serve as ongoing resources.

Technical Capacity Building to leverage the public health workforce to facilitate knowledge-sharing among health departments and local clinicians.

Innovation to deepen knowledge and better inform infection control recommendations, as well as develop advanced platforms and content to provide IPC training to a diverse range of learners.

As a nurse, having trustworthy, accurate information is vital. Check back for frequent updates and new education!

Welcome to ANA's Project Firstline—a partnership between ANA and the CDC to teach health care professionals to protect themselves and others from contagious diseases.



The Project Firstline program is a national training collaborative led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in partnership with ANA and the American Academy of Pediatrics, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity.

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Project Firstline is a national collaborative led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide infection control training and education to frontline health care workers and public health personnel. ANA is proud to partner with Project Firstline, as supported through Cooperative Agreement CDC-RFA-OT18-1802. CDC is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this webpage do not necessarily represent the policies of CDC or HHS and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.

As a key partner in this initiative, ANA is pleased to help bring critical training opportunities and resources to better equip all nurses with the tools necessary to provide optimal patient care in a safe environment. Placement of content on this website is not an endorsement of the source nor of any particular product or service, nor should it be construed as a statement that the source, or its products or services, are superior to those of any others. ANA and/or Project Firstline may not be the primary source of the content on this website. While we make every effort to provide up-to-date relevant content, resources or information may not have been updated yet to include recent changes, new findings, recommendations, or protocols.

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