Frontline Field Epidemiology Training Program Launch (September 17)

Frontline Field Epidemiology Training Program Participants. Photo: State Dept

Frontline Field Epidemiology Training Program Launch (September 17)

On September 17, 2018, 20 public health epidemiologists from public health centers across Georgia started
a three-month Frontline Field Epidemiology Training Program (Frontline FETP). Frontline FETP is a public
health workforce development program created by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US
CDC) to increase the knowledge and skills of public health specialists working on the frontline to detect and
respond to public health emergencies. Frontline FETP Georgia is supported technically by the U.S. CDC,
financially by the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and implemented by the Georgian National
Center for Disease Control. Frontline Georgia includes classroom-based learning and hands-on practice to
improve disease surveillance, data collection, analysis, reporting, and response at the local level of the
health system.
FETP-Frontline programs worldwide are making a remarkable impact by training frontline disease detectives
to rapidly detect and respond to public health emergencies, making communities, countries, regions and the
world safer and more secure.