Announcing the next NCCOR #ChildObesityChat Twitter Chat on November 15

Since 2014, NCCOR has worked to help identify partnerships and foster engagement between clinical settings (including hospitals and health care systems) and communities in order to support interventions that address primary and secondary obesity prevention, including enhancing active living and healthy eating.

As part of this effort, NCCOR is hosting a twitter chat on November 15th at 2pm ET. The twitter chat is co-hosted by the National Institutes of Health Office of Disease Prevention and will discuss examples of partnerships between communities and clinical settings, features of evaluation efforts, and recommendations for the field. In addition, NCCOR members Rachel Ballard, MD, MPH of NIH Office of Disease Prevention and Brook Belay MD, MPH, of CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity will serve as our subject matter experts and help guide the discussion. The twitter chat will feature the hashtag #childobesitychat.

The twitter chat will continue the discussion on how health care providers and systems and communities can collaborate to address childhood obesity and will share resources, including a new NCCOR white paper “Evaluating Community-Clinical Engagement in Childhood Obesity: Implications and Recommendations for the Field.” The white paper, a product of the NCCOR workshop, includes a logic model and metrics to evaluate health care-community engagement efforts.

For additional information on this important topic, please register for the next NCCOR Connect & Explore webinar on November 10. The webinar is part three of a three-part Connect & Explore webinar series on Evaluating Health Care-Community Collaborations. The webinar will highlight the logic model and metrics for evaluating health care-community engagement initiatives and feature groundbreaking research from Health Care Without Harm, examining hospitals’ community benefit activities to improve healthy food access, reduce risk of obesity and diet-related disease, and promote healthier food systems in their communities. The recordings and slides from the first two webinars are also available on the NCCOR website.

NCCOR looks forward to continuing this important discussion with individuals and organizations around the country. Please include #childobesitychat in your tweets and follow @NCCOR for more information. Register for the chat at


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