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MI Project Firstline


Project Firstline is a national education and training collaborative devoted to educating the healthcare workforce about infection control. Project Firstline training materials and educational activities help to empower healthcare workers in building their foundational knowledge of infection control. Our innovative content equips learners with the understanding and confidence to apply infection control principles and protocols necessary to protect Michigan communities from infectious disease threats. 

The Surveillance for Healthcare-Associated & Resistant Pathogens (SHARP) Unit is leading statewide efforts in collaborating with CDC's Project Firstline. For questions about Project Firstline, please reach out to the SHARP unit at

MI Project Firstline will reach workers in settings including:

  • Adult Foster Care
  • Homes for the Aged
  • Behavioral Health
  • Schools

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Key Features


Core Training to address immediate workforce infection control training needs, delivered via short and accessible training videos.

Practical Tools to support everyone working in a healthcare facility as they implement infection control protocols and procedures throughout their workday.


Partner Engagement to share information across all healthcare settings through trusted partners and channels, ensuring that training content and tools are delivered to healthcare workers who need them.

Mentorship to connect infection control experts with their local healthcare community so that they may become an ongoing resource.


Public Health Technical Capacity Building to leverage the public health workforce to facilitate knowledge and tool sharing between public health departments and their local clinical communities.

Innovation to deepen knowledge to better inform infection control recommendations. Project Firstline develops innovative content to provide infection control training to a diverse range of adult learners.