ECHO Network / Réseau ECHO

Environment, Community, Health Observatory Network

Strengthening intersectoral capacity to understand and respond to the health impacts of resource development

Réseau Observatoire sur l’Environnement, la Communauté et la Santé

Renforcer la capacité intersectorielle pour comprendre et réagir aux impacts du développement des ressources sur la santé


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What we are all about

The ECHO Network is a 5-year research program, funded by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant, focused on working together across sectors to take notice of- and respond to- the influence of resource development on health and well-being, with specific emphasis on rural, remote and Indigenous communities and environments. The project brings together university researchers and local knowledge-users who have identified a need to better understand and respond to the health, environment and community impacts of resource development. The research team is led by a steering committee comprised of different sectors, disciplines and communities, which is co-chaired by Dr. Parkes and Dr. Sandra Allison, chief medical health officer at Northern Health. Launched in Prince George, British Columbia, in early May 2017, the project brings together university researchers and research partners across Canada and internationally, who have identified a need to better understand and address the health, environment and community impacts of resource development. A team of more than 60 people will work together as the ECHO Network and draw on expertise spanning health, social and natural sciences.

 
 
 
ECHO Network Members on a visit to the historic site of a coal mine within the Battle River Watershed, AB

ECHO Network Members on a visit to the historic site of a coal mine within the Battle River Watershed, AB

ECHO Network Launch May 2017, Prince George, BC - Dr. Sarah de Leeuw and Dr. Vanessa Sloan Morgan

ECHO Network Launch May 2017, Prince George, BC - Dr. Sarah de Leeuw and Dr. Vanessa Sloan Morgan

 
 

Updates

Thank you for visiting the ECHO Network website! The purpose of our website is to provide interested individuals with a broad overview of the goals of the ECHO Network and the work ongoing across the Network. We post quarterly updates to our Updates page so please keep checking back. In case of questions, please use the contact page to send us a message!

 

ECHO Network Partners and Supporters

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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