NCCOR helps communities evaluate their progress in reducing childhood obesity

August 31, 2017

Communities are at the forefront of implementing strategies and programs to reduce childhood obesity. NCCOR is accelerating progress by supporting efforts to learn from communities, sharing evidence and lessons learned, and creating resources and tools to advance community-level approaches. To commemorate National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in September, we will share various ways that NCCOR […]

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Assessing the Prevalence and Trends in Obesity: Navigating the Evidence Q&A

December 19, 2016

On December 5, NCCOR hosted a Connect & Explore webinar on Assessing Prevalence and Trends in Obesity: Navigating the Evidence. A consensus committee convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recently explored how reports on obesity prevalence and trends differ and what these differences mean for interpretation and application. During the webinar, […]

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Follow the Conversation: November 15 #ChildObesityChat on Storify

November 16, 2016

On November 15, NCCOR co-hosted a #childobesitychat on Twitter with the National Institutes of Health Office of Disease Prevention (@NIHprevents) on Health Care-Community Collaborations to Address Childhood Obesity. The Twitter chat was well attended by many organizations, including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (@CDCObesity), U.S. Department of Agriculture Food […]

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Connect & Explore: Evaluating Health Care-Community Collaborations: Hospital-Based Programs

August 31, 2016

The health care sector is working toward engaging communities to directly address population health, including childhood obesity prevention. The Affordable Care Act of 2010 stipulates that non-profit hospitals and health systems must engage in activities to improve the health of the communities they serve. Exploring the integration of clinic-community programs is vital for moving childhood […]

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Journal of Physical Activity and Health Publishes Special Issue on Youth Energy Expenditure

July 14, 2016

Since 2012, NCCOR has sponsored a Youth Energy Expenditure (YEE) workgroup to support research efforts to achieve consensus on methods and measures for establishing youth energy expenditure values. This is important for efforts to reduce childhood obesity because standardized measures to quantify the amount of energy children expend during physical activity have been lacking. These […]

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NCCOR Childhood Obesity Declines – New RWJF Signs of Progress Data

July 12, 2016

In 2013, NCCOR formed the Childhood Obesity Declines Workgroup, to better understand reported declines in childhood obesity. An expert panel convened to start assessing how U.S. cities and counties are developing and operationalizing obesity reduction interventions, initiatives, and strategies. Four communities were identified to be studied: New York City (NY), Philadelphia (PA), Granville County (NC), […]

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IPEN study reports that daily physical activity is related to where we live

May 9, 2016

Is the amount of physical activity we achieve each day related to where we live? A new research study published in The Lancet provides evidence that the answer is yes. The study from the International Physical Activity and Environment Network (IPEN), which included 6822 adults aged 18–66 from 14 cities in 10 countries found that […]

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New tool examines health impacts of transportation systems

November 6, 2015

The recently developed Transportation and Health Tool (THT) enables practitioners to examine the health impact of transportation systems. The tool was launched by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) in partnership with the American Public Health Association.

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