About Project Firstline

What is Project Firstline?

Project Firstline provides innovative and accessible infection control education for all frontline healthcare workers – so they can protect their patients, their coworkers and themselves from infectious disease threats in health care.

As a collaborative, Project Firstline brings together more than 75 healthcare, academic, and public health partners to reach a wide range of healthcare audiences and settings across the country.

Project Firstline offers educational resources in a variety of formats to meet the diverse learning needs and preferences of the healthcare workforce. Resources are designed using adult learning principles, educational best practices, CDC recommendations, and the science that informs them.

What Makes Project Firstline Unique?

Listens

Listens

Listens to healthcare workers

  • Resources are developed with healthcare workers, specifically for healthcare workers

Listens to healthcare workers

  • Resources are developed with healthcare workers, specifically for healthcare workers

Appreciates

Appreciates

Appreciates the value of every healthcare worker and the role they play in infection control

  • Content is accessible to all healthcare workers, regardless of previous training or background knowledge

Appreciates the value of every healthcare worker and the role they play in infection control

  • Content is accessible to all healthcare workers, regardless of previous training or background knowledge

Recognizes Low

Recognizes Low

Recognizes that bandwidth is low due to burnout and trauma

  • Bite-sized content is tailored for practice and on-the-go use and is designed to be integrated into the workday

Recognizes that bandwidth is low due to burnout and trauma

  • Bite-sized content is tailored for practice and on-the-go use and is designed to be integrated into the workday

healthcare workers

healthcare workers

Meets healthcare workers where they are

  • Taps into intrinsic work-related motivations
  • Leverages existing strengths and knowledge sources
  • Teaches the “why” behind infection control recommendations as much as the “what” and “how”

Meets healthcare workers where they are

  • Taps into intrinsic work-related motivations
  • Leverages existing strengths and knowledge sources
  • Teaches the “why” behind infection control recommendations as much as the “what” and “how”

Equity

Equity

Is committed to healthcare equity

  • Educational resources and dissemination methods are tailored for the diverse healthcare workforce, including translations for those who speak Spanish and multiple Asian languages

Is committed to healthcare equity

  • Educational resources and dissemination methods are tailored for the diverse healthcare workforce, including translations for those who speak Spanish and multiple Asian languages

Listens

Appreciates

Recognizes Low

healthcare workers

Equity

Listens to healthcare workers

  • Resources are developed with healthcare workers, specifically for healthcare workers

Appreciates the value of every healthcare worker and the role they play in infection control

  • Content is accessible to all healthcare workers, regardless of previous training or background knowledge

Recognizes that bandwidth is low due to burnout and trauma

  • Bite-sized content is tailored for practice and on-the-go use and is designed to be integrated into the workday

Meets healthcare workers where they are

  • Taps into intrinsic work-related motivations
  • Leverages existing strengths and knowledge sources
  • Teaches the “why” behind infection control recommendations as much as the “what” and “how”

Is committed to healthcare equity

  • Educational resources and dissemination methods are tailored for the diverse healthcare workforce, including translations for those who speak Spanish and multiple Asian languages
Project Firstline Accomplishments

As of May 2022, Project Firstline and its collaborative partners have:

  • Developed 200+ educational products and training materials on healthcare infection control
  • Hosted 750+ educational events, reaching approximately 65,238 healthcare workers
  • Received 84 million+ views across the web and various digital platforms

 

Learn more about Project Firstline’s accomplishments with our yearly reports.

Accomplishments

Project Firstline Year One Accomplishments – Full Version [PDF – 25 Pages]

Project Firstline Year One Accomplishments – Overview [PDF – 7 Pages]

Project Firstline Year One Accomplishments – National Partners [PDF – 8 Pages]

Project Firstline Year One Accomplishments – Academic Partners [PDF – 4 Pages]

Project Firstline Year One Accomplishments – State Local and Territorial Health Departments [PDF – 5 Pages]

Project Firstline Year One Accomplishments – Community College Collaborative [PDF – 3 Pages]

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