ECHORN Hurricane Relief Fund

To donate to the ECHORN Hurricane Relief Fund CLICK HERE.

Hurricanes Irma and Maria (2017) have devastated the Caribbean islands of Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands, St. Martin/St. Maarten, Barbuda, Dominica, and many others. Beyond the immediate need for life sustaining supplies, the local health and well-being infrastructures will require long-term support to rebuild and resume the care of millions of Caribbean people.

To aid in the rebuilding effort, The ECHORN (Eastern Caribbean Health Outcomes Research Network) Hurricane Relief Fund and The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven are raising funds to help local, Caribbean nonprofit organizations meet the health and well-being needs of their communities. Organizations could use funds to replace destroyed or lost medical supplies, coordinate outreach to rebuild client databases, upgrade facilities to solar power or other renewable energy sources, physically relocate to a new space, or rebuild other vital resources that were lost after the storm.

These nonprofit organizations and many more like them will need a great deal of support to meet the needs of their local citizens. ECHORN is committed to these communities over the long term to help restore the necessary health and social services infrastructure for the well-being of all who live there.

To make a secure, online credit card donation to The ECHORN Hurricane Relief Fund, please CLICK HERE. Contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. No funds will be used to support ECHORN or CFGNH personnel or research activities.

Third Annual ECHORN Symposium

The third annual ECHORN symposium featured activities and presentations that highlighted innovative strategies used to combat the challenges of research from project development to dissemination of findings. Illustrations in approaches to problem solving came from local Caribbean researchers as well as senior faculty within the network.

Second Annual ECHORN Symposium

The second annual ECHORN Symposium featured an interactive learning workshop that combined active learning with targeted mentorship. The workshop was designed for health research professionals and graduate students who work with populations in or from the Caribbean. Participants selected a learning track: research methodology or strategies for effective research management.

First Annual ECHORN Symposium

ECHORN network members gathered to prepare for the launch of the data collection phase of the ECHORN project. The Symposium featured activities that highlighted research implementation strategies and tools, reviewed clinical procedures, and imparted lessons on capacity and community strengthening within the ECHORN collaborative and beyond.