Project Firstline is the Center for Disease Control’s national training collaborative for infection prevention and control


Kentucky Infection Prevention Training Center (KyIP Training Center) has partnered with Project Firstline to prepare and train frontline healthcare and public health workers to protect themselves, their patients, and their communities from infectious diseases.

Project Firstline aims to provide engaging, innovative, and effective infection prevention training for millions of frontline healthcare workers, as well as members of the public health workforce.

Project Firstline’s innovative content is designed so that, regardless of a healthcare worker’s previous training or educational background, they can understand and confidently apply the infection prevention and control principles and protocols necessary to protect themselves, their facility, their family, and their community from an infectious diseases threat, such as COVID-19.

Project Firstline training materials and educational activities help to empower healthcare workers in building their foundational knowledge of infection prevention and control.

Who should participate in Project Firstline?

Project Firstline aims to reach healthcare workers, allied healthcare, and other members in a variety of setting including:

  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Ambulatory clinics
  • Day surgery centers
  • Dialysis centers
  • Pharmacies
  • Dental facilities
  • Group homes
  • Intermediate care facilities
  • Hospice
  • Home care
  • State and local health departments
  • EMS, Police and fire departments
  • Behavioral Health 
  • Or anyone interested in infection prevention and control 

Watch Project Firstline Videos

Would you like credit for learning from Project Firstline? Now you can earn CEUs through the CDC’s Training and Continuing Education Online (TCEO) platform. 

Click the button below and search “Project Firstline.”