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National Training Collaborative Launched to Support Frontline Workers

November 09, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in partnership with the American Hospital Association (AHA) and others, has launched Project Firstline, a national training collaborative to ensure that frontline health care workers are aware of COVID-19 infection control best practices in order to protect themselves and their loved ones.

Project Firstline’s training modules are designed for health care workers from various settings that are taking care of COVID-19 patients in hospitals, outpatient clinics, dialysis centers, and nursing homes. The initiative includes:

  • Core training through short videos
  • Practical tools that health care workers can use in their every day duties
  • Partner engagement through information-sharing throughout health care
  • Mentorship  that connects infection control experts with their community
  • Public health technical capacity building  to facilitate knowledge and tool-sharing between public health departments and local clinicians
  • Innovation to better develop infection prevention best practices

AHA will provide thought-leadership editorials, webinars, case studies, and other valuable information to enhance the training opportunities.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began during the spring, HAP’s quality team has made available the following resources for health care workers:

In addition, a listing of Clinical Resources for Hospitals provides a long list of important resource links, such as using telehealth, infection prevention and control, talking with children about COVID-19, and more.

During September, HAP released Resources for a Resilient Workforce, a resource tool that provides support to hospitals and their frontline health care workers as they manage the incredible demands the pandemic has added to their jobs.

For more information about infection prevention, contact Mary Catanzaro or Clare Edelmayer, HAP’s infection preventionists. Questions about HAP’s resiliency resource tool may be addressed to Beth Murray, HAP’s readmissions project manager, and Mary Marshall, HAP’s director for workforce and professional development.