Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network (TEPHINET) is a global network of Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETPs) founded in June 1997 with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and the Fondation Merieux. With a secretariat based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, TEPHINET has existed for two decades and is the only global network of field epidemiology (and laboratory) training programs, spanning multiple regional networks, sub-regional programs, and national programs around the world. Overall, TEPHINET comprises 69 programs working in more than 100 countries. Currently, there are more than 10,000 FETP trainees, 6,500 graduates, and 1,000 students.
TEPHINET's mission is to empower and mobilize a competent field epidemiology workforce for all people through standardized training, experiential learning, training program quality improvement, mentoring, and knowledge exchanges in order to connect epidemiologists better, faster and with quality across the globe.
TEPHINET's vision is that all people are protected by a field epidemiology workforce capable of detecting and responding to health threats.
Since 2008, TEPHINET has been a program of The Task Force for Global Health, recipient of the 2016 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize.