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14 Grants Awarded to Nurse Partner Organizations through ANA Project Firstline

The American Nurses Association (ANA) has selected 14 Partner Organizations to receive up to $10K in grant funding to support and expand dissemination of Project Firstline Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) resources, ensuring front-line nurses and health care workers are up to date with the latest information.

ANA Project Firstline’s focus is the development and distribution of engaging IPC content and resources created for nurses, by nurses. Selected partner organizations will use grant funding to support IPC training and education following the Project Firstline curriculum.

            ANA Project Firstline 2021-2022 Dissemination Partners

American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA)

ANA Midwest Multistate Division

Arkansas  |  Kansas  |  Missouri  |  Nebraska

ANA New York (ANA-NY)

Association for Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)

Garnet Health

Lambda Eta Chapter, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.

Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center

National Association of Indian Nurses of America (NAINA)

New Hampshire Nurses Association (NHNA)

North Carolina Nurses Association (NCNA)

Nurses Association of the Counties of Long Island (NACLI)/New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions

University of South Florida College of Nursing

University of West Georgia, Tanner Health System School of Nursing


The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the need for a unified and standardized approach to infection control measures. Project Firstline provides core web-based training with COVID-19 specific knowledge about germ transmission and infection prevention and control. Using resources allocated to CDC by Congress, Project Firstline will invest $180 million over 2 years to reach all health care workers, communities, and settings by engaging numerous national organizations and associations. ANA collaborates with partner organizations at the national, state, and local levels to provide nurses timely access to ongoing foundational and practical IPC knowledge and resources through engaging web-based training, easy to access toolkits, and on-going tele-mentorship.

Nurses can access training toolkits that include printable training guides, factsheets, and communication tools that cover strategies for communication of IPC policies, and IPC actions to talk with co-workers, patients, and families at


 Do you have existing IPC content or an idea for training materials?

We want to hear from you!

ANA Project Firstline is working with trusted health care and community organizations to offer infection prevention and control (IPC) education and training for nurses. If you have an idea for creating or disseminating innovative IPC content, let us know!

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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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