NCCOR’s recently released Annual Report 2016 explores how NCCOR has expanded its outreach in four areas: engaging new audiences; harnessing the expertise of members and advisors; convening experts from diverse fields; and creating tools and resources for researchers and practitioners.
Engaging new audiences
NCCOR reaches new stakeholders, researchers, practitioners, and health care providers through its highly successful Connect & Explore webinar series. These webinars provide information and insights on the latest developments and research findings in the field of childhood obesity research. In 2016, NCCOR held 11 Connect & Explore webinars—including in-depth multi-part webinars on topics such as Health Care Community Collaborations—and three livestreamed panels hosted by NCCOR during the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) 37th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions.
Harnessing the expertise of members and advisors
NCCOR workgroups provide the structure for members to come together and work on issues of shared interest. The Engaging Health Care Providers and Systems workgroup was active in 2016 and continued its work reaching out to health care providers and health systems to better understand how research on childhood obesity prevention and control can be used in clinical settings. As a result of a 2015 workshop, the workgroup released a white paper, Evaluating Community-Clinical Engagement to Address Childhood Obesity: Implications and Recommendations for the Field. The white paper provides a background on the impetus for evaluation of community-clinical engagement models, describes workshop development, and captures the workshop findings and recommendations.
Convening experts from diverse fields
NCCOR convened a diverse group of experts on two occasions to examine two very different issues relevant to the field—how to create better environments that encourage active living and healthy eating and how to use retail markets to encourage healthy food purchases.
Creating tools and resources for researchers and practitioners
NCCOR continued to enhance the longstanding Measures Registry and Catalogue of Surveillance Systems and expand the Registry of Studies. A high point of 2016 was the completion of four User Guides to complement the Measures Registry. NCCOR also helped USDA develop the interpretive guide to the SNAP-Ed Evaluation Framework, and created a web-based Youth Compendium of Physical Activities that will be released in 2017.
To view the full Annual Report, visit https://www.nccor.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/NCCOR_2016AnnualReport.pdf