Participant FAQs

What is ECHO? ECHO stands for Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes. It is a nationwide research program from the NIH (National Institutes of Health) whose mission is to improve the health of children for generations to come. The ECHO Program, which includes about 200 locations in the United States, seeks to answer important childhood health questions.

How long will the visit take? The current study visit takes about 4 hours to complete.

Are we eligible for the current study visit? CANDLE children who are 10 years old or older and their moms/legal guardians are eligible to complete current visits.

Will we be compensated for our time? Yes, we will compensate you for your time and send you home with a snack and drink!

We live out of town – can we still participate? Yes! Some of our visit procedures may be completed remotely. Please contact study staff to learn more.

We did not complete the 10-11 visit and my CANDLE child is now 12 or older, can we still participate? Yes, you may still participate even if you did not complete the 10-11-year-old visit.

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