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15 Grants Awarded to Nurse Partner Organizations through ANA Project Firstline

The American Nurses Association (ANA) has selected 15 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 frontline nurses and health care professionals 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.


2023 Dissemination Partners


Adelphi University (New York)

Atlanta Black Nurses Association (Georgia)

Cayuga Health (New York)

Central Carolina Black Nurses' Council, Inc. of the National Black Nurses Association, Inc. (North Carolina)

Children's Hospital Chicago (Illinois)

City of Hope (California)

Denver Research Institute (Colorado)

GNYC Black Nurses Association (New York)

Jefferson Health (New Jersey)

Mount Sinai West (New York)

NAINA (New Jersey)

Summa Health (Ohio)

Tennessee Technological University (Tennessee)

Virginia Council for Private Education (Virginia)

VMFH-Franciscan Medical Group (Washington)


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



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