ECHO Program

In 2015, the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched the Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program to improve our understanding of how the environment affects child health and development. ECHO studies health effects of nutrition, chemicals, and the social and built environments (public parks, sidewalks, and other man-made physical surroundings) on children participating in 69 cohorts, or study populations, and their families, from across the country. You can visit the ECHO website for more information.

The ECHO Program has ambitious scientific/research goals that need participants like you.

ECHO amplifies the work that Project Viva has been doing for the last 20 years. Through its diverse 50,000 participant population, wide range of resources, and network of cohorts, ECHO can lead to discoveries that benefit mothers and children across the country. Project Viva contributes to ECHO’s greater scientific aims by our sharing of data and biospecimens as well as our collaboration of scientific ideas that generates publications and policies. Every participant in Project Viva has the opportunity to make an important impact on nationwide research.

ECHO award Locations

This image shows the different regions of the Unites States where study participants lived.

ECHO Program Introduction Video


Contact Us

Study Hotline: 888-888-4742 ext., 44521