Request for Application (RFA)
ECHO & Webinar Guest Trainers/Speakers
Application Deadline Extension: January 31th, 2022, 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time
“CDC’s Project Firstline is a collaborative of diverse healthcare and public health partners that aims to provide engaging, innovative, and effective infection control training for millions of frontline U.S. healthcare workers as well as members of the public health workforce. Project Firstline’s innovative content is designed so that—regardless of a healthcare worker’s previous training or educational background— they can understand and confidently apply the infection control principles and protocols necessary to protect themselves, their facility, their family, and their community from infectious disease threats, such as COVID-19.”
Opportunity Announcement for Guest Speakers who are Subject Matter Experts in Infection Control and Prevention
“Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an innovative tele-mentoring program designed to create virtual communities of learners by connecting experts with primary care teams in local communities, fostering an “all teach, all learn” approach” (American Association of Pediatrics). NCUIH is an established ECHO hub by AAP; a partner in the CDC Project Firstline Training Collaborative. In February 2022, NCUIH will launch an open ECHO series to all UIOs on Infection Prevention and Control of emerging and re-emerging diseases as well as COVID-19.
Under a proposed umbrella cooperative agreement, CDC has provided funding in support a set of strategies that target prevention and control of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, including COVID-19. Project Firstline’s collaborative activities will extend from the following program strategies as chosen by The National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH):
DISSEMINATE AND ADOPT
– Support CDC in the dissemination and adoption or implementation of guidance, clinical guidelines, and best practices for the prevention and control of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases.
INFORM AND ADAPT
– Inform and support CDC in the development and adaptation of guidance, tools, and best practices, including collecting and communicating individual expert opinions that can inform updates to existing guidance that consider the needs of specific patient populations, clinical specialties, and industry sectors.
TARGET AND TRAIN
– Engage frontline personnel and lead training in CDC best practices for the broader workforce supporting the prevention and control of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. Target guidance and tools to better reach communities or populations at increased risk for infectious diseases and reduce disease spread in targeted workplaces or settings.
NCUIH is seeking applications from consultant(s) interested in serving as guest trainers/speakers to contribute to train and/or speak on specialized topics pertaining to Infection Prevention in an ECHO community of Learning and or Webinar settings in addition to Podcasts.
Complete the form below to submit your resume and credentials for consideration. For questions, contact IPC@NCUIH.org
Application Deadline: January 31st, 2022.
The goal of Project Firstline in its second year is to provide core and advanced training content on emerging and re-emerging diseases as well as COVID-19 for all UIO staff, including but not limited to: infection preventionists, infection prevention and control teams or committee members, health center leaders, clinical educators, nurses, physicians, physician extenders, environmental service staff, behavioral health staff, community health and outreach staff, and potentially directly to urban American Indian and Alaska Native community members.
Virtual and possibly hybrid training sessions will be hosted by NCUIH primarily via live sessions hosted on Zoom or other video conference platforms including podcasts. Additional supportive training content may be pre-recorded and incorporated into other training mediums. Trainings are anticipated to be scheduled from December 2021 to September 2022.
Guest Trainers/Speakers may participate in 8 - 12 approximately one-hour long training sessions that incorporate brief CDC developed training modules. Up to 6 ECHOS, 4 Webinars and 4 Podcasts will be developed. Core training content will be provided by the CDC Project Firstline Team. The consultant will provide guidance, feedback on questions raised, may provide didactic and contribute to discussions in Infection Control within the scope of Project Firstline. Initial training sessions will include experts from the CDC, Collaborative and UIOs with experience in infection prevention and control practices.
Requirements and Qualifications:
Current health care provider licensing/ credentialing or recent experience as a health care provider such as a nurse, physician, community health outreach worker, Healthcare Manager/Administrator or other healthcare professional is required.
Professional experience working with American Indian and Alaska Native populations in health care is preferred.
Experience in live, online or virtual training technology platforms required.
Demonstrated experience working with diverse groups of people is preferred.
Candidate should be able to provide sample demonstration(s) of their work.