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NCI Project ECHO® Program

Overview

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. 

Impact

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 

Some specific communities include: 

How to Connect

Access ICCP ECHO session materials and recordings

For information, contact Mishka Kohli Cira (mishka.cira@nih.gov), Public Health Advisor at CGH. 

Collaborators

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, and Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy, International Atomic Energy Agency