NCCOR Updates the Catalogue of Surveillance Systems

March 25, 2021

NCCOR’s Catalogue of Surveillance Systems provides one-stop access to more than 100 surveys and other data sets, allowing users to search and select surveys that provide a wealth of data at the national, state, and local levels. Each system includes a range of variables related to childhood obesity, such as health behaviors, outcomes, and determinants […]

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NCCOR’s 2020 Annual Report: New Paths to Equity

March 24, 2021

This month, NCCOR released its 2020 Annual Report, “New Paths to Equity.” Throughout the past year, NCCOR continued to examine issues of equity and explore the role of social determinants of health in reducing childhood obesity. Interventions on the social determinants of health became especially critical during the global pandemic, as the novel coronavirus disproportionately […]

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New Update to NCCOR’s Measures Registry

March 2, 2021

NCCOR recently conducted an update of the Measures Registry and added over 250 new articles and 136 new measures! The Registry is used by researchers, practitioners, and students to answer research and evaluation questions related to four domains of childhood obesity research: individual diet, food environment, individual physical activity, and physical activity environment.  The Measures Registry is a searchable database of more than 1,500 articles […]

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Childhood Obesity Evidence Base: Using NCCOR’s Newest Dataset to Examine Childhood Obesity Interventions

February 19, 2021

On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is hosting a Connect & Explore webinar called “Childhood Obesity Evidence Base: Using NCCOR’s Newest Dataset to Examine Childhood Obesity Interventions.” The webinar will provide an overview of the Childhood Obesity Evidence Base and lead participants through the process of conducting a taxonomic meta-analysis using this […]

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New from NCCOR: A Brief on Programs Promoting Trail Use to Youth from Under-Resourced Communities

February 10, 2021

This month, NCCOR released a new program brief titled “Increasing the Health and Physical Activity of Youth from Under-Resourced Communities through Trail Programs.” The brief is based on a review of gray literature sources (e.g., websites, government or organizational reports, success stories) to identify programs promoting trail use among youth that are accompanied by process […]

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NCCOR Showcase: Highlighting New Projects, Tools, and Resources

January 27, 2021

On Wednesday, February 10, 2021, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is hosting a Connect & Explore webinar called “NCCOR Showcase: Highlighting New Projects, Tools, and Resources.” The webinar will give an overview of NCCOR and highlight project successes from the past few years. We will highlight the Measures for Children at High Risk for Obesity Decision […]

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Improving research on children at high risk for obesity: When to apply, adapt, or develop a measure 

January 11, 2021

On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is hosting a Connect & Explore Webinar called “Improving research on children at high risk for obesity: When to apply, adapt, or develop a measure.” The webinar will highlight NCCOR’s latest resource, Measures for Children at High Risk for Obesity, which includes an interactive decision tree that walks researchers and […]

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New from NCCOR: A Review on Improving Access To and Use of Trails Among Youth in Under-Resourced Communities

November 2, 2020

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) recently published Identification of Effective Programs to Improve Access to and Use of Trails among Youth from Under-Resourced Communities: A Review in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. One of NCCOR’s major goals is to address health disparities related to nutrition, physical activity, and […]

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Visit NCCOR Virtually at APHA and ObesityWeek Interactive

October 23, 2020

A lot of things look different this year, including conferences. Virtual conferences are a great opportunity to network and learn something new and give you the flexibility to view sessions and posters at a time that works for you. NCCOR is excited to virtually attend the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and ObesityWeek® […]

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Childhood Obesity Evidence Base (COEB): Test of a Novel Taxonomic Meta-Analytic Method

September 16, 2020

Childhood Obesity published four papers highlighting findings from the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research’s (NCCOR) Childhood Obesity Evidence Base (COEB) Project, a collaborative effort between NCCOR and Mission Measurement. The papers are accompanied by commentaries by Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika, Dr. Christina Economos, and Dr. Debra Haire-Joshu. The four articles and two commentaries in this supplement […]

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