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NIH releases best practices for combining qualitative and quantitative research

August 1, 2011

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) today released recommendations or best practices for scientists conducting mixed methods health research. Mixed methods research combines the strengths of quantitative research and qualitative research. […]

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NCCOR’s Measures Registry is a success

June 4, 2011

On April 29, The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) launched the Measures Registry, a searchable database of diet and physical activity measures relevant to childhood obesity research. Childhood […]

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National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research launches Measures Registry

April 29, 2011

A searchable online registry of diet and physical activity measures relevant to childhood obesity research WASHINGTON, DC – The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) has launched a free, […]

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National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research launches surveillance resource

February 4, 2011

A compilation of 75+ U.S. surveillance systems provides researchers with a one-stop resource on childhood obesity data WASHINGTON, DC – The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) announced today […]

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Nutrition: No obesity link to junk food in schools

January 24, 2011

Original article  |  The New York Times By Nicholas Bakalar In the fight against childhood obesity, communities all over the country are banning the sale of sweets and salty snacks […]

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Convergence Partnership: Healthy People, Healthy Places Webinar Series

September 21, 2010

This five-part webinar series described various activities, strategies, and resources aimed at creating healthy and safe environments. It attracted participants working toward reducing inequities, promoting cross-sector and multi-field partnerships, and […]

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NIH-funded studies tackling childhood obesity; NCCOR-supported program among efforts

September 9, 2010

NHLBI Office of Communications The National Institutes of Health is launching two major research efforts, totaling $72.5 million, to examine ways to curtail the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic. One will […]

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NCCOR among innovation winners celebrated following HHS employee vote

August 4, 2010

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced the six winners of innovation awards in the first cycle of the HHSinnovates program. The program is aimed at supporting a “culture of innovation” […]

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White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity: Report to the President

May 11, 2010

In February 2010, first lady Michelle Obama launched the Let’s Move! campaign to solve the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation. As part of this effort, President Barack Obama established […]

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Members of Congress establish task force to end childhood obesity

April 28, 2010

The Children’s Caucus announced the creation of its Congressional Task Force on Childhood Obesity, a bipartisan team of House of Representatives Members. The task force will be led by founder […]

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