Project Firstline is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) national health care workforce infection prevention and control training collaborative. As a Project Firstline partner, the AAP serves as a virtual training center on infection prevention and control. The information on these pages can help pediatric health care providers gain infection control knowledge and confidence.

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Project Firstline Overview

Project Firstline aims to educate all US health care workers with the foundational understanding of infection prevention and control (IPC) to protect the nation from infectious disease threats, such as COVID-19. 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 during the ongoing response to COVID-19, 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.


Pediatrics On Call Podcasts: Project Firstline

Pediatrics On Call is the official podcast of the AAP. As part of the AAP Project Firstline initiative, listen to podcast episodes focused on infection control.

Professional Tools & Resources

Infection Control Video Series

The AAP has launched a new video series focused on infection control. The series answers questions from AAP members in a case-based format. View the episodes here.

Get Involved

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.


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.