NACCHO Awards $1.3 Million to Strengthen Infection Prevention and Control Training for Local Health Departments

Feb 14, 2024

Washington, DC, February 14, 2024 – The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), the voice of the country’s over 3,300 local health departments, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Project Firstline, has announced the awardees for the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Learning Collaborative. The funding, totaling $1.3 million, will support local health departments with training clinical and non-clinical healthcare facility staff on infection prevention and control best practices. Selected sites will build capacity by piloting NACCHO-developed train-the-trainer curriculum and incorporating a peer-to-peer local health department mentorship program.

NACCHO has awarded funding to 15 sites according to their category of engagement. Local health departments serving as mentors will receive $100,000, and those serving as mentees will receive $80,000. The awardees are:

The awardees will implement the project through June 2024 and have the opportunity to attend the CSTE annual conference in June 2024 or the NACCHO360 annual conference in July 2024 to further strengthen their skills and share best practices.

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About NACCHO

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) represents the country’s over 3,300 local health departments. These city, county, metropolitan, district, and tribal departments work every day to protect and promote health and well-being for all people in their communities. For more information about NACCHO, please visit www.naccho.org.


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