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.
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. 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.
Cleaning and Disinfecting
- Get involved! Learn more about AAP infection control education efforts and cleaning and disinfecting resources available from the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU).
- Cleaning and disinfecting is an important part of infection prevention and control. Adapt and use the Project Firstline Cleaning and Disinfecting Checklist in your practice.
Virtual Resource Center
Training Programs & Professional Tools
Infection Prevention & Control Resources
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.
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