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Region of the Americas
The Americas region comprises FETPs across North, South, and Central America.
North America includes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Epidemic Intelligence Service, the United States' program which served as the model for so many FETPs and began in 1951. Canada's Field Epidemiology Program began in 1975, and Mexico's began in 1984.
In South America, REDSUR is the regional network of FETPs comprising Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay, and Peru. REDSUR also partners with the Mexico FETP.
REDCEC is the regional network for Central America and is supported by a cooperation of Ministries of Health in Central America.