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Inaugural WON Conference presentations available

July 1, 2009

Video presentations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Weight of the Nation (WON) Conference are available for viewing. WON was CDC’s Inaugural Conference on Obesity Prevention and […]

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New York City official is Obama’s pick for CDC

May 15, 2009

President Obama announced that he has chosen Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, the New York City health commissioner, as the next director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), […]

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Schools should increase exercise and track weight data, study recommends

April 9, 2009

By Annie Gowen Local schools need to do more to get students moving and track their weight data, according to a recent regional survey on childhood obesity. Researchers for the Metropolitan […]

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Webinar series builds policy research skills

April 6, 2009

Session 2 of a four-part webinar series designed to disseminate approaches for evaluating obesity policies was held on April 3. It addressed the pitfalls associated with research in real world […]

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Building a collaboration to address childhood obesity

The scope and urgency of the childhood obesity epidemic requires comprehensive efforts to increase both healthy eating and physical activity. The new National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) brings […]

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Measurement of the food and physical activity environments

April 1, 2009

April 2009 Given the high rates of obesity prevalence in the United States and around the world, research interest has grown regarding the effects of the community food and physical […]

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There’s more to health than health care

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America – led by Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D. and Alice M. Rivlin, Ph.D., two national health care and fiscal policy […]

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Leading research funders launch collaborative to accelerate nation’s progress in reducing childhood obesity

February 19, 2009

Ambitious agenda planned for first year; webinar series to begin this month WASHINGTON – A new National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) was launched today to accelerate progress on […]

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ALR research summaries and briefs available

February 1, 2009

The chief aim of Active Living Research (ALR) is to increase knowledge about active living by supporting research to identify environmental factors and policies that can increase physical activity and […]

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