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DOH Urges Providers to Engage in Project Firstline Training

The Department of Health (DOH) has issued an Advisory reminding providers that the DOH Bureau of Healthcare Associated Infections (BHAI), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is implementing Project Firstline: CDC’s National Healthcare Workforce Infection Prevention and Control Training Collaborative.

Project Firstline is training material developed by the CDC to provide foundational and practical infection control knowledge directly to all frontline health care personnel, with particular focus on personnel who do not ordinarily get specific infection prevention and control training. This includes, but is not limited to, certified nursing assistants (CNAs), environmental services, maintenance, dietary, and other ancillary staff from health care provider private practices, diagnostic and treatment centers, office-based surgery centers, adult care facilities (ACFs), nursing homes, hospitals, hospice programs, and home care.

Health Research Inc. (HRI), in collaboration with DOH BHAI, awarded four subcontracts to provide Project Firstline training to specific target audiences throughout the state.

LeadingAge NY is currently partnering with the New York State Health Facilities Association (NYSHFA) to promote this training. Please review the Advisory for training options.

Contact: Meg Everett, meverett@leadingageny.org, 518-929-9342