Leading research funders launch collaborative to accelerate nation’s progress in reducing childhood obesity

Ambitious agenda planned for first year; webinar series to begin this month

WASHINGTON A new National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) was launched today to accelerate progress on reversing the epidemic of overweight and obesity among U.S. youth. The initiative brings together the expertise and resources of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), three of the country’s leading research funders. Continue reading

ALR research summaries and briefs available

The chief aim of Active Living Research (ALR) is to increase knowledge about active living by supporting research to identify environmental factors and policies that can increase physical activity and prevent childhood obesity, particularly among children in low-income and racial or ethnic minority communities. Continue reading