Missions & Goals
The mission of the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is to accelerate progress in reducing childhood obesity.
NCCOR is focused on:
- Collaborating to turn the tide on childhood obesity
- Supporting researchers and practitioners with tools that help build the capacity for research and surveillance
- Maximizing outcomes from research and supporting evaluations
- Using innovation to stimulate broad thinking to generate fresh, synergistic ideas
- Increasing knowledge to find solutions by promoting new research funding mechanisms and translating and disseminating research findings
- Looking to the road ahead and building new partnerships to solve problems
NCCOR focuses on efforts to:
- Identify, design, and evaluate practical and sustainable interventions, especially in high-risk populations and communities.
- Increase and improve national, state, and local surveillance of childhood obesity.
- Improve the ability of childhood obesity researchers and program evaluators to conduct research and program evaluation.
- Provide national leadership to accelerate implementation of evidence-informed practice and policy.
- Work with non-health partners to integrate childhood obesity priorities with synergistic initiatives (e.g., environmental design and sustainability, food systems, food marketing, disabilities, or economics).