HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion releases updated Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

November 29, 2018

On November 12, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion released newly updated physical activity guidelines for Americans. This second edition is based on new scientific evidence showing that physical activity has even more benefits than previously known. Physical activity fosters normal growth and development, can reduce the […]

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NCCOR updates the Measures Registry with 188 new measures to support childhood obesity research

October 25, 2018

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) recently updated the Measures Registry – a free, online searchable database of diet and physical activity measures relevant to childhood obesity research. The purpose of the Measures Registry is to standardize use of common measures and research methods across childhood obesity research at the individual, community, and […]

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NCCOR updates the Catalogue of Surveillance Systems and seeks recommendations for new systems

April 26, 2018

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) recently updated the Catalogue of Surveillance Systems—a free, online tool that provides one-stop access to publicly available data sources relevant to childhood obesity research. The Catalogue is a premier tool that allows childhood obesity researchers to easily identify data resources related to childhood obesity, compare attributes across […]

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NCCOR to present and exhibit at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting April 11–14, 2018

April 11, 2018

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) will highlight the Measures Registry and User Guides at the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s (SBM) 39th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions April 11–14, 2018, in New Orleans. The SBM Annual Meeting brings together approximately 2,400 multidisciplinary researchers and clinicians to examine the role of behavior in improving […]

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NCCOR’s 2017 Annual Report: Moving Forward on Physical Activity

March 19, 2018

NCCOR’s 2017 Annual Report showcases the Collaborative’s focus on physical activity throughout the year. NCCOR continues to advance physical activity research and practice by launching new tools and products, connecting and sharing information with the field, and looking ahead for emerging opportunities. Launching new tools and products As a central resource for researchers, NCCOR develops […]

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NCCOR at ALR 2018

February 8, 2018

NCCOR is heading to Banff, Canada, for the Active Living Research (ALR) Annual Conference on February 11–14, 2018. NCCOR joins professionals from around the world to share their latest research and innovations related to physical activity and active communities. NCCOR is excited to host a workshop on Sunday, February 11, at 1:30 p.m. MT. NCCOR […]

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NCCOR, The JPB Foundation strengthen alliance to support Measures Registry

September 28, 2017

Through a three-year grant from The JPB Foundation, NCCOR will continue to strengthen its landmark Measures Registry, a free, online, searchable database of diet and physical activity measures relevant to childhood obesity research. This new grant will promote the Measures Registry, support training in measures selection, examine adaptation of measures for distinct populations and communities, […]

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NCCOR hosts National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month social media activities

In recognition of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, NCCOR hosted social media activities to share resources and support communities in their efforts to reduce childhood obesity. On September 6, NCCOR launched a Facebook page! Through this new platform, NCCOR will engage diverse audiences and promote the latest information related to childhood obesity. Like the page […]

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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force update on obesity screening recommendation

June 29, 2017

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is charged with making recommendations for clinical preventive services. The USPSTF recently reviewed the evidence related to obesity in children and adolescents and weight management interventions to update the 2010 screening guidelines. The statement, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), recommends that “clinicians screen […]

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NCCOR Connect & Explore webinar series recordings on Measures Registry User Guides now available

April 27, 2017

NCCOR hosted a special Connect & Explore two-part webinar series highlighting the recently released Measures Registry User Guides. If you missed the webinars, you can access recordings and slides at https://www.nccor.org/archived-webinars/mruserguides. The Measures Registry User Guides were launched in February to help childhood obesity researchers and practitioners choose appropriate measures for their research and evaluation […]

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