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.


Request for Applications

Application Deadline Extended
Funds available to assist Tribal organizations and/or Tribal health systems with developing and implementing training and capacity building assistance programs to raise the capacity of Indian health infection control professionals and health prov...

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....

Earn CE’s:

Tribal healthcare workers can earn continuing education (CE) credits by taking courses available from Project Firstline (PFL). ...

Scholarship Opportunity

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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...

NIHB Project Firstline Press Release


Contact Us

To learn more about NIHB’s Project Firstline, please contact Carmen Sanders at [email protected].

For media inquiries, please contact April Hale at [email protected]

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