ECHO’s Guiding Principles

This we believe:

  1. ECHO recognizes the valuable contributions of participants to research design, conduct, oversight and dissemination. Engagement should occur in our work as early and often as possible.
  2. ECHO recognizes participants are embedded within families and communities that must be incorporated into stakeholder engagement frameworks.
  3. ECHO supports its investigators in building internal and community capacity to enhance engagement at the local level in order to create mutual value.
  4. ECHO is transparent and trustworthy. We communicate Program updates and share results in formats and language understandable to participants; and we engage in dialogue with communities where the research is conducted.

Contact echocc@duke.edu if you would like more information about how the ECHO Program works with participants, families, and communities.