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Project Firstline

APIAHF is coordinating with CDC Project Firstline and its Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander partner organizations to prepare frontline healthcare workers and the public health workforce to protect themselves, their patients, and their communities from infectious disease threats. 

Project Firstline is a national collaborative led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide infection control training and education to frontline healthcare workers and public health personnel. APIAHF is proud to partner with Project Firstline, as supported through Cooperative Agreement CDC-RFA-OT18-1802. CDC is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this webpage do not necessarily represent the policies of CDC or HHS, and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.

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The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted gaps in infection control knowledge and practice in healthcare settings nationwide. 


In FY 2020, CDC launched Project Firstline, a collaborative of diverse healthcare, public health and academic partners committed to providing infection control training designed especially for healthcare workers. 

Healthcare workers need and deserve clear and trustworthy information not only on CDC’s infection control recommendations, but also on the science behind them. 


Project Firstline delivers comprehensive, transparent, and responsive training and education to the millions of frontline healthcare workers in the United States.


Project Firstline is funded through American Rescue Plan supplemental appropriations. 


The need for infection control training, education and innovation is ongoing. 

Our Partners


Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum


Philippine Nurses Association of America Foundation, Inc. (PNAAF)


Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) 


Pacific Islander Community Association of WA (PICA-WA)


NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health (CSAAH)


Papa Ola Lokahi


Philippine Nurses Association of America, Inc. (PNAA)

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CDC Project Firstline

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