Are you, your students, or your colleagues studying childhood obesity? NCCOR’s Catalogue of Surveillance Systems is a free, online resource that connects you to more than 100 publicly available datasets. The recently updated Catalogue streamlines the process of finding the datasets you need, expanding your options, while saving you time.
In April 2015, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) held a presidential breakfast roundtable at the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 36th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions. This excerpt from the roundtable presentation highlights how NCCOR is supporting researchers with tools to amplify their work and findings including the NCCOR Measures Registry, Catalogue of Surveillance Systems, and active list of funding opportunities and upcoming events.
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. Continue reading
The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) website has a new look! The website features a redesigned homepage and new navigation tabs which make it even easier to locate NCCOR projects, resources, and tools including the Catalogue of Surveillance Systems and Measures Registry. The Catalogue and Measures Registry project pages have been updated to make accessing the tools and relevant resources simple and straightforward. Additionally, the tools themselves have undergone extensive usability testing and have been revised and reformatted to make finding data easier and faster. Continue reading
In August 2013, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a new report, “Evaluating Obesity Prevention Efforts: A Plan for Measuring Progress,” which outlined an actionable plan for measuring the nation’s progress in obesity prevention efforts. In developing the report, the IOM relied heavily on two tools developed by the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) — the Measures Registry and Catalogue of Surveillance Systems.
The authors highlighted the fact that the Registry is the only existing resource developed with a focus on measuring diet and physical activity and related environments programs and systems. They found the Measures Registry to be particularly valuable for the assessment of gaps in the capacity to evaluate interventions related to diet, physical activity, and weight, and their potential environmental determinants.
This recognition by the IOM of the usefulness and applicability to obesity research of the Measures Registry and the Catalogue of Surveillance Systems shows the importance and impact of NCCOR’s work, and demonstrates recognition of the value of these tools by prominent obesity researchers and practitioners. 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 released two videos that provide users with step-by-step instructions on how to navigate NCCOR’s Catalogue and Registry online tools. Continue reading
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
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 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