The American Journal of Preventive Medicine recently published an article about National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research’s (NCCOR) Measures Registry and Catalogue of Surveillance Systems. It is currently available online.
The April 2012 article − authored by NCCOR members Robin McKinnon, Jill Reedy, David Berrigan, Susan Krebs-Smith on behalf of all members in the NCCOR Registry and Catalogue working groups − describes the functions of the Catalogue and Registry, the development process, and the impact of the two tools. The article notes some of the gaps that the Catalogue has identified such as the lack of policy surveillance systems and the dearth of databases at the food retail level. The article also describes the Registry’s impact in identifying gaps in measures available in Spanish, as well as those for rural populations or environments.
The American Journal of Preventive Medicine is the official journal of the American College of Preventive Medicine and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research. It publishes articles in the areas of prevention research, teaching, practice, and policy.