The National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) is seeking applications from Urban Indian Organization (UIO) members to participate as Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Champions with Project Firstline, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Collaborative!
- Awards of $104,000 are available!
- Five openings
Project Firstline (PFL) is geared toward providing foundational and practical knowledge directly to more than six million frontline healthcare personnel across Indian Country to create a culturally competent healthcare workforce skilled in core infection prevention and control practices. Using these practices, PFL will help healthcare workers to develop their ability to protect their community from infectious disease threats.
Funding Opportunity Announcement
Selected UIOs will have the opportunity to tailor activities and learning opportunities to share their knowledge and expertise in adapting current IPC guidelines to combat emerging and reemerging infection risks on the frontlines of their organizations. Collaborative activities will be facilitated by NCUIH and co-created by UIO IPC Systems Champions.
Champion activity highlight:
- Propose a potential project on infection prevention and control (IPC), quality improvement related to IPC, or other initiatives supporting team approaches to IPC to address your unique UIO needs.
- Designate a staff member to participate in the entire CDC module and training course elements and provide an evaluation.
- Participate in assessing, and pilot testing NCUIH-developed materials, modules, and modalities in line with Project Firstline initiatives.
- Develop and implement an IPC training plan that incorporates content identified as relevant and necessary for your UIO.
- Participate in the monthly UIO IPC Systems Champions call with NCUIH staff.
- Submit required agreements, reports, and evaluation components over the course of the project.
Opportunity Overview for UIO IPC Systems Champions (IPCSC)
- A maximum of five UIOs will be selected.
- Competitive awards of up to $104,000.
- Duration of participation is eight months (Sept 30, 2022 – Sept 29, 2023).
- Participation requires a commitment to complete the core set of required activities.
- Selected Systems Champions will support information gathering, training module and modality development, pilot testing of materials, and participation in frontline staff training within their organization, including potential participation in CDC-supported Project ECHO activities.
- NCUIH staff bring expertise, experience, and support in multiple performance improvement methodologies, including Six Sigma and Just Culture.
- Participants will be provided access to CDC and other subject matter and training experts.
- Option to participate in additional infection prevention and control train-the-trainer opportunities offered by CDC.