Project Firstline

NH DPHS in collaboration with CDC’s Project Firstline provides engaging, innovative and effective infection control trainings for all healthcare workers across the care continuum.

Project Firstline is the CDC National Training Collaborative for Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control.

Collaboration with CDC Project Firstline

Our mission is to provide every healthcare worker and public health employee in New Hampshire with a foundational understanding of infection prevention and control (IPC). This effort will provide them with the confidence to use IPC every day to protect themselves, their community, and the state from infectious disease threats.

Our upcoming goals will focus on a three prong approach of providing a program that is empowering, immersive, and has lasting results.

Project Firstline

Key Principles

The results of our 2021 NH Learning Needs Assessment (focused on education and training needs of NH healthcare workers) provided guidance to prepare this program in NH. HAI's program will provide healthcare workers with the ability and understanding to confidently apply infection control principles in their settings through:

  • Core Training,
  • Practical Tools,
  • Partner Engagement,
  • Mentorship,
  • Public Health Capacity, and
  • Science to Practice.

If you would like additional information about Project Firstline or are interested in connecting with scheduling a training within your healthcare setting please contact us.