A product of the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research
This web tool provides a catalogue of existing surveillance systems that contain data relevant to childhood obesity research. It includes local, state, and national systems that provide data at multiple levels. Download the fact sheet.
Surveillance systems for this Catalogue were identified by reviewing existing reports of available systems and soliciting expert review and suggestions. The systems were chosen because they provide access to publicly available raw data gathered in the United States.
Some systems have been in operation for many years; others are relatively new. However, all contain data pertaining to the past 10 years.
The Catalogue provides one-stop access to a large number of systems, which provide a unique window on obesity-related policies and environmental factors as well as trends in relevant health behaviors, outcomes, and determinants.
Using this site, users can:
- Identify and compare surveillance systems to meet research needs
- Link to other resources of interest
- Provide feedback on the Catalogue