The American Medical Association, with the support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will be accepting applications for the AMA Project Firstline Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) education and training awards. The CDC’s Project Firstline provides innovative and accessible infection control education for all frontline healthcare professionals – so they can protect their patients, their coworkers and themselves from infectious disease threats in health care. Project Firstline brings together more than 75 healthcare, academic, and public health partners to reach a wide range of health care audiences and settings across the country. 


Through this collaboration, the AMA will support county, state, or national medical specialty society projects with funding up to $15,000 to help healthcare professionals gain more information about IPC practices. Project examples include, but are not limited to, hosting a conference session on IPC topics, hosting webinars or town halls on IPC, leveraging social media to promote Project Firstline content with your membership, or other educational opportunities. Projects must be completed by September 30, 2023, with the possibility of extension pending CDC approval.    


Recipients will also receive technical assistance from AMA to support successful project completion and assistance measuring the outcomes of their project. Medical societies who are already funded through Project Firstline are not eligible to apply. 


If you are interested in participating, please e-mail ([email protected]) by April 7th. You will receive a follow up with additional details on the application process.