NCI Project ECHO® Program
The NCI Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) Program is used by the Center for Global Health (CGH) as an online platform that brings people together to exchange scientific knowledge relevant to cancer research and its evidence-based implementation to advance global cancer control.
The NCI Project ECHO Program provides opportunities for equitable access to information and technical resources through online engagement. It does this by
- using a low-cost, low-implementation online platform with video conferencing to build networks with the research, clinical, advocacy and policy communities active in low- and middle-income countries
- helping researchers and program implementers exchange scientific knowledge, understand additional research questions, advance research training, and frame research for program implementation with a focus on convening key groups working to strengthen capacity in global cancer control in low- and middle-income countries
- creating regional and topical communities of practice in cancer research and control
- developing networks to share evidence-based cancer control resources and track how they’re used
- convening countries actively implementing their national cancer control plans to exchange knowledge on benefits and barriers and discuss the role for implementation science
Current communities of practice with NCI leadership/engagement include:
- The International Cancer Control Partnership (ICCP) ECHO for National Cancer Control Plan Implementation
- The ECHO ELA for cervical cancer prevention and control in Latin America
- The Africa Cancer Research and Control ECHO
- The NCCP iCAYA Series (National Cancer Control Planning Integrating Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults)
Previous communities included:
- The Caribbean Breast and Cervical Cancer Control ECHO
- The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Cervical Cancer ECHO (now convened as the SUCCESS ECHO by the VCS Foundation, Australia)
- Project ECHO for Knowledge Summaries for Comprehensive Breast Cancer Control
How to Connect
For information, contact Ms. Mishka Kohli Cira.
In 2017, CGH partnered with the University of New Mexico ECHO Institute and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to develop its Project ECHO Program.
CGH collaborates with NCI-funded researchers and their international collaborators, as well as NCI-Designated Cancer Centers, World Health Organization, Pan-American Health Organization, International Cancer Control Partnership, Union for International Cancer Control, Breast Health Global Initiative, Kenya Network of Cancer Organizations, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Clinton Health Access Initiative, and Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy, International Atomic Energy Agency.