PA Launches Project Firstline

PA Project Firstline is an exciting new educational effort created by the Department of Health’s healthcare-associated infection prevention team in the Bureau of Epidemiology and funded by CDC. The Bureau launched a new text messaging program for frontline workers as part of this education effort. The program allows individuals to receive simple and direct messages with images and links to infection prevention and control information. PA Project Firstline aims to reach all healthcare workers, in all roles, in all facility types to provide them foundational knowledge on infection prevention and control in a way that is easily accessible, immediately applicable to their work, and even entertaining. The first of the project’s activities is a poster campaign that provides reminders of precautions to combat COVID-19. The first four posters in printable and web-friendly formats are available here. To sign up for the text messaging program, text JOIN to IPC4U (47248).