The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) was invited to speak on a July 31 childhood obesity-focused webinar, one in a series produced by the Children’s Hospital Association.
“Resources for Researchers – An Overview of NCCOR” began with a welcome and remarks from Ms. Karen Seaver Hill, the Association’s director for child health advocacy. The Association advances child health through innovation in the quality, cost, and delivery of care.
NCCOR Project Director Todd Phillips, M.S., provided an overview of NCCOR’s mission, goals, and primary activities, and shared key ways the Collaborative supports clinicians’ and other practitioners’ work.
NCCOR members David Berrigan, Ph.D., and Robin A. McKinnon, Ph.D., M.P.A., both of the National Cancer Institute, also spoke, providing interesting background and reviewing features of NCCOR’s premier tools for researchers: the Catalogue of Surveillance Systems and Measures Registry.
Representing more than 220 children’s hospitals, the Children’s Hospital Association champions public policies that enable hospitals to better serve children. The Association is also a resource for pediatric data and analytics, driving improved clinical and operational performance of member hospitals.