Project Firstline, is a comprehensive infection control program designed to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases in all U.S. healthcare settings. The Indiana Department of Health is proud to be a part of Project Firstline, a collaborative effort made up of healthcare, public health, and academic partners, as well as 64 state, territorial, and local health departments funded through CDC’s Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity cooperative agreement. Together, this training collaborative will support development and dissemination of Project Firstline’s innovative infection control training and tools for healthcare and public health workforces across the United States.
Project Firstline’s training and engagement opportunities will include short, accessible training videos, virtual interactive events, and tele-mentoring to ensure every worker in every healthcare setting — from clinicians to environmental service workers — has the science and reasoning behind essential infection control practices, and can confidently apply those practices to protect themselves, their facility, their family, and their community.
- Indiana Project Firstline Resources
- One & Only Campaign
- The One & Only Campaign is led by the CDC and the Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC). This campaign seeks to raise awareness among patients and healthcare providers about injection safety.
- The One & Only Campaign is a public health effort to eliminate unsafe medical injection.
- For more information, please check out the IDOH Injection Safety Webpage
- Partnership with the University of Indianapolis
What YOU Need to Know about Infection Prevention is a cost-free, online five-module course addressing various aspects of infection prevention and control. The course was made possible by a collaboration between the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Project Firstline, and the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community.
The five modules are:
- How Does Science Work?
- How Do I Know What Guidelines to Listen To?
- Using Clinical Guidelines Beyond the Clinic
- Recognize Infection Risks in Healthcare
- Candida auris: Stopping the Spread
Each module includes a video, learning activity, quiz and a downloadable handout. Participants who complete the five modules and pass a final exam will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
You can register for the module set with the link provided: