New AAP Project Firstline Toolkit

Download social media graphics and training materials to help you educate healthcare workers on foundational infection prevention and control (IPC) practices to protect patients and families from infectious diseases. 


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Project Firstline Overview

Project Firstline aims to educate all U.S. health care workers with the foundational understanding of infection prevention and control (IPC) to protect the nation from infectious disease threats. The AAP is one of several partners in this initiative.

As a Project Firstline partner, the AAP serves as a virtual training center on infection prevention and control. The goal of the center is to expand and strengthen the capacity, collaboration, and coordination of pediatric health care providers surrounding infection prevention and control, and to improve the health of all children and their families. This training center will include educational materials, collaborative learning opportunities and clinical practice enhancements. 

Learn More About Project Firstline           View Frequently Asked Questions

View 2022-23 Accomplishments

Highlighted Resource: Cleaning and Disinfecting Checklist

Check out our cleaning and disinfecting checklist to help prevent transmission in your practice.

English Version            Spanish Version


Professional Tools & Resources

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Project Firstline Collaboration Site
Access all AAP and CDC Project Firstline infection control materials. An AAP account is required to access the Project Firstline Collaboration Site.
AAP Chapter Grants
Many AAP Chapters were awarded grants to implement Project Firstline activities for their chapter and local communities.


Project Firstline is a national collaborative led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide infection control training and education to frontline healthcare workers and public health personnel. The American Academy of Pediatrics is proud to partner with Project Firstline, as supported through Cooperative Agreement CDC-RFA-OT18-1802. CDC is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this webpage do not necessarily represent the policies of CDC or HHS, and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.

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