Project Firstline Community College Collaborative

Preparing the Healthcare Workforce

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored gaps in infection control knowledge and practice in healthcare settings nationwide. CDC in partnership with the American Hospital Association and the League for Innovation in the Community College has launched a new initiative to integrate enhanced infection control content into community college classrooms, with the goal of helping healthcare workers start their careers with the infection control knowledge and realities of practice they need to keep themselves and their patients safe.


Why Community Colleges?

  • Community colleges educate a significant portion of the U.S. nursing and allied healthcare workforce.
  • Community colleges know how to meet the unique training needs of a diverse, intergenerational healthcare workforce.
  • Community colleges are equipped to tailor training and educational resources to fill critical gaps in underserved communities.
Community College Collaborative Participants:
  • Albany Technical College
  • Big Sandy Community & Technical College
  • Columbus State Community College
  • East Los Angeles College (MA)
  • Edmonds College (LPN)
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College
  • Independence Community College (CNA)
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • Jackson College
  • Johnson County Community College
  • Madison Area Technical College
  • Monroe Community College (CNA)
  • Onondaga Community College
  • San Jacinto College
  • Seattle Central College
  • Tacoma Community College