Welcome to Project Firstline

A partnership between Iowa HHS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Project Firstline provides infection control education for all frontline healthcare workers — so they can better protect their patients, their coworkers and themselves from infectious disease threats in healthcare.

Learn more about the CDC’s Project Firstline and find the latest featured resources.                 

Job Aids & Print Materials

Training Resources

Lead infection control training for healthcare workers with engaging, easy-to-use educational resources — available in a variety of formats to support all styles of learning.

Consultative Services from Iowa HHS

Iowa HHS healthcare-associated infection (HAI) experts provide the latest education, evaluation and planning resources to help hospitals and other healthcare facilities improve infection control programs. View the full list of services

Services are consultative — not regulatory or punitive — and always free of charge. To ask questions or schedule a service, email hai-ar@idph.iowa.gov.

Office Hours

Each month, two 30-minute virtual open office hours are offered — one for providers working in long-term care (nursing home) settings and one for providers working in acute care (hospital) settings. These informal sessions allow time to ask questions, request information and receive guidance.

Guest Lectures

Presentations are available on a variety of learning topics, from Iowa HHS HAI experts to help students and future healthcare professionals learn about HAI risks and how to prevent them. Learn more

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