Category: Infection Control and Prevention

Supporting Health Equity in Native Hawaiian Communities

Photo of Dr. Reid Elderts

May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian, & Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month, a time to recognize the contributions and experiences of AANHPIs. As a collaborative, CDC’s Project Firstline works with partners like the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) to meet healthcare workers where they are with infection control information and resources based Read More >

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Keeping Your Hands Clean and Healthy

Truth: Alcohol-based is more effective and less drying than soap and water.

As a healthcare worker, clean hands count. Clean hands prevent the spread of illness in healthcare facilities. Unfortunately, the frequent handwashing and sanitizing needed to achieve this all too often results in painful, cracking, or broken skin on the hands. This raises an important question: what can we do to ensure our hands are clean Read More >

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Advancing Health Equity in Health Care

In March 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and the most inhuman.” Health equity is the state in which everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health.  Health disparities and inequities in infectious diseases (ID) Read More >

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Celebrating Black History and Advancing Health Equity for Safer Patient Care

Dr. TaRessa Wills

  February is Black History Month, a time to reflect on the contributions and experiences of African Americans throughout United States history. This year, CDC’s Project Firstline had the privilege of speaking with Dr. TaRessa Wills, a Black female physician, about what the observance means to her and the importance of advancing health equity to Read More >

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In case you missed it: Fireside Chat with CDC Director on Respiratory Virus Season

A CDC & AMA Fireside Chat

Respiratory infections such as influenza (flu), COVID-19, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) continue to spread within communities and healthcare settings. In a recent webinar with CDC’s Project Firstline and the American Medical Association (AMA), CDC Director Dr. Mandy Cohen discussed the impacts of the current respiratory virus season, the importance of vaccination, and the importance Read More >

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