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The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) brings together four of the nation's leading research funders — the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) — to address the problem of childhood obesity in America.

These leading national organizations: work in tandem to manage projects and reach common goals; combine funding to make the most of available resources; and share insights and expertise to strengthen research.

NCCOR focuses on efforts that have the potential to benefit children, teens, and their families, and the communities in which they live. A special emphasis is put on the populations and communities in which obesity rates are highest and rising the fastest:

  • African-Americans
  • Hispanics
  • Native Americans
  • Asian/Pacific Islanders
  • Children living in low-income communities