NCUIH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are collaborating on infection prevention and control (IPC) training initiatives for frontline healthcare personnel.
CDC’s Project Firstline is a collaborative of diverse healthcare and public health partners that aims to provide engaging, innovative, and effective infection control training to more than 6 million healthcare personnel in the United States. Project Firstline will provide every person working in a U.S. healthcare facility a foundational understanding of infection control to protect the nation from infectious disease threats such as COVID-19. The project will provide:
Build Public Health Capacity
Encourage Educational Innovation in Infection Prevention & Control Training
This project is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $1,500,000 with 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.
Infection prevention and control, or IPC, is the practice of using practical, evidence-based strategies to stop or slow the spread of communicable infections, thus protecting the health of community members including patients and healthcare workers. Continue reading to learn more about the different ways NCUIH promotes IPC.
In an effort to make more culturally relevant material, the Project Firstline Team has created a graphic that UIOs can print and post in their own facilities. This graphic features a community health worker who is reminding our healthcare warriors to use appropriate PPE, practice hand hygiene, and clean high-touch surfaces. Download it here or on the NTAP site which has additional resources you can use!
The following Urban Indian Organizations have participated as past or present infection prevention and control systems “Champions”, supported by NCUIH and the Centers for Disease and Control to address emerging and reemerging infectious disease outbreaks such as Covid-19 and influenza.
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Webinars & ECHOs
Click the links below to watch our recorded Webinar and ECHO series and learn more about Infection Prevention and Control!
This is the National Council of Urban Indian Health’s (NCUIH) podcast platform which is promoting infection prevention and control education topics for our frontline warriors and healthcare team members through collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via Project Firstline.