The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is pleased to partner with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Project Firstline—a comprehensive infection control program designed to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases in U.S. healthcare settings. With Project Firstline funding, NIHB will implement a multi-pronged approach to providing infection prevention and control (IPC) training and technical assistance to Tribal health officials and Tribal health systems. The goal of the project is to assist frontline Tribal healthcare workers and infectious control officers in strengthening their knowledge base and improve IPC practices through interactive trainings and offering tools and resources to carry out their critical work during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Important Safety Information for Monkeypox Specimen Collection and Infection Control

The CDC has received reports of unsafe specimen collection practices involving sharps causing healthcare workers to be infected with monkeypox. Following the recommended infection control measures can reduce the risk of spreading the monkeypox virus in healthcare. Learn more....

Project Firstline Partners

NIHB is one of many Project Firstline partners working with the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) to carry out the important work of developing interactive and empowering infection control training that will improve our nation’s health....

Scholarship Opportunity

Recently Updated NIHB continues to accept scholarship applications for Tribal Healthcare workers interested in completing courses to expand their knowledge of infection control....

Project Firstline Fact Sheet

CDC’s National Training Collaborative for Healthcare Infection Prevention & Control Learn more....

Contact Us

To learn more about NIHB’s Project Firstline, please contact Audrianna A. Marzette, MS at [email protected].

For media inquiries, please contact Ned Johnson at [email protected]

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