A research collaboration focused on chronic disease in the Eastern Caribbean.
Project Background and Description
The Eastern Caribbean Health Outcomes Research Network (ECHORN) is a collaborative research study that examines the lifestyles, eating habits, and health behaviors associated with cancer, diabetes and heart disease in adult men and women living in the Eastern Caribbean. Funded by the National Institute for Minority Health Disparities (NIMHD), ECHORN presents a unique opportunity to identify risk and protective factors for chronic disease in a diverse population over time.
ECHORN members include Yale University, the University of Puerto Rico, the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados and St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago, and the University of the Virgin Islands.
CCPH is supporting ECHORN by facilitating a Community of Practice with key stakeholders. The Community of Practice is intended to organize different groups/individuals within the ECHORN community to come together collaboratively to learn together so as to promote authentic collaboration, partnership, engagement and shared leadership. The Community of Practice is comprised of researcher’s, community leaders and other stakeholders who are working with ECHORN to expand its community engagement footprint.