There is growing evidence that the “built environment” or physical characteristics of a community can have a major impact on obesity, physical activity, and overall health. NCCOR External Scientific Panel (NESP) member Jim Sallis will discuss the role environment plays in influencing physical activity at next week’s Built Environment Assessment Training (BEAT) Institute. Continue reading
The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is making it easier to disseminate information about its online tools. The Catalogue of Surveillance Systems and Measures Registry now have fact sheets available for download.
The fact sheets can be found on the particular project webpages (http://www.nccor.org/projects/catalogue, http://www.nccor.org/projects/measures). Each features key information about the tools’ features and capabilities.
The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) recently unveiled new infographics that provide users with a visual reference of the various options to sort or “filter” items in the Catalogue of Surveillance Systems and Measures Registry online tools. Continue reading
In March 2012, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) released its Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer 1975-2008. This year’s report contains a special feature on the association of overweight and lack of physical activity with cancer risk. NCCOR Steering Committee member Dr. Rachel Ballard-Barbash (NCI) participated as a co-author on the report. Continue reading
The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) recently released new infographics pertaining to global usage of its Catalogue of Surveillance Systems and Measures Registry online tools. Continue reading
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has funded a team at Rutgers to follow a group of children for five years to determine the effectiveness of changes in the physical activity and the food environment on lowering rates of childhood obesity in five of New Jersey’s poorest cities. The results from these studies will help policy makers identify what strategies are most effective at reversing the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic. Continue reading
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently published a report of the presentations and discussions at its Measuring Progress in Obesity Prevention Workshop. The report features presentations from three members of the National Collaborative for Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR): Susan Krebs-Smith (NIH-NCI), Robin McKinnon (NIH-NCI), and Laura Kettel Khan (CDC-DNPAO). Continue reading
The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) has redesigned, updated, and enhanced its website to improve usability, communication flow, and user engagement. The move takes advantage of newer communication channels to improve the Collaborative’s reach and positions www.nccor.org as the resource for childhood obesity research information. Continue reading
The American Journal of Preventive Medicine recently published an article about National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research’s (NCCOR) Measures Registry and Catalogue of Surveillance Systems. It is currently available online. Continue reading
Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez, director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the team behind SaludToday, has been named to a prestigious panel of external advisors for the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR). Continue reading