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:
- Core Training
- Build Public Health Capacity
- Encourage Educational Innovation in Infection Prevention & Control Training
The National Council of Urban Indian Health Project Firstline is funded by the Centers for Disease Control And Prevention through a National initiative recognized as Project Firstline. For more information visit: https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/projectfirstline/about.html
Urban Indian Centers Recognized as Infection Prevention Control Champion Sites
FY 2021 Urban Indian Organizations who received the infection prevention and control systems “Champions” grants funded to address local COVID-19, influenza, or systems-focused infection prevention and control projects with core training, development, and support by NCUIH and Centers for Disease Control. The grant awardees (Champion sites) shall identify and implement sustainable UIO system changes in infection prevention and control critical to a culture of safety and create organizations that are flexible and responsive to ongoing needs during the pandemic and beyond. This work shall occur using NCUIH’s ECHO hub through a collaborative approach with expert faculty from National partnerships. Future grant opportunities for other UIOs will be announced here in the near future.