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Webinar: Tool helps move research into practice

March 23, 2010

Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. was developed as a web portal to assist with moving research into practice. The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) aims to disseminate the Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. tools to health program planners in three Massachusetts communities—Boston, Lawrence, and Worcester—via a community-based participatory research project funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) called PLANET MassCONECT.

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Childhood obesity research collaboration welcomes USDA

March 5, 2010

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has joined the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), a public-private research collaboration to accelerate progress on preventing and reversing the childhood obesity epidemic. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) launched NCCOR in […]

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NCCOR featured on podcast

February 26, 2010

NIH Research Radio recorded a podcast interview titled “Research to Health Fight Childhood Obesity: NCCOR.” Dr. Rachel Ballard-Barbash, associate director for the Applied Research Program at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) Steering Committee member spoke about the NCCOR initiative.

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Food systems and public health: Linkages to achieve healthier diets and healthier communities

February 23, 2010

A recent double issue of the Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition bridges food systems and public health by identifying successful research, programs, and policies within agriculture, food, and health to advance a food system that supports healthier diets and reduced obesity.

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Collaboration accelerating progress on childhood obesity

February 10, 2010

February marks the one-year anniversary of the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), a public-private collaboration to accelerate progress on reversing the epidemic of overweight and obesity among U.S. youth.

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RWJF makes statement regarding Surgeon General’s vision for a healthy and fit nation

January 28, 2010

The following is a statement by Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D., M.B.A., president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) commends Surgeon General Regina Benjamin for her strong statement on the urgent need to reverse the obesity epidemic to create a healthy and fit nation. We welcome her visible leadership, […]

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Webinar focuses on collaborative modeling for advancing research, policy

October 28, 2009

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) and the CDC Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) proudly presented “Collaborative Modeling to Address Childhood Obesity: Bridging Research and Policy Making,” by Karen J. Minyard, Ph.D., director of the Georgia Health Policy Center at Georgia State University.

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Proposals being accepted for a research study to examine existing community programs; winner to work in partnership with NCCOR

September 8, 2009

Activities of the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) have led to plans for a new nationwide study that will examine outcomes associated with characteristics of community programs and policies to reduce childhood obesity rates. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – in collaboration with […]

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Inaugural WON Conference presentations available

July 1, 2009

Video presentations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Weight of the Nation (WON) Conference are available for viewing. WON was CDC’s Inaugural Conference on Obesity Prevention and Control, held July 27-29, 2009, in Washington, DC.

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New York City official is Obama’s pick for CDC

May 15, 2009

President Obama announced that he has chosen Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, the New York City health commissioner, as the next director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), administration officials said.

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