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CDC’s Project Firstline Coming to New York

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Project Firstline is the agency’s National Training Collaborative for Healthcare Infection Prevention & Control. The New York State Health Facilities Association’s (NYSHFA) Foundation for Long Term Care, with a grant from the CDC, is making this infection control training free and accessible to all direct care workers in long term care settings throughout the state. We encourage LeadingAge NY members to engage their staff in this training. To learn more about the program, click here.

The first step in this process is to assess how best to train frontline staff. Members should review the Project Firstline Learning Needs Assessment (LNA), which your frontline workers can access and complete either through a link sent directly from you or from QI codes on the Project Firstline posters that can be posted in your facility. You can review the LNA here to learn more about the different ways this education will flow to workers – short on-demand modules via smartphone or tablet, podcasts, interactive modules, and other 6-60-minute training opportunities. The Project Firstline posters can be found here (English) and here (Spanish).

The main goal of the initiative is to assist all individuals working in health care facilities in obtaining basic and refresher foundational knowledge of infection control so they are ready to implement infection control protocols and procedures throughout the workday and at home.

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