NCCOR Annual Showcase: Highlighting New Projects, Tools, and Resources

January 6, 2022

On Monday, February 7, 2022, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is hosting a Connect & Explore webinar called “NCCOR Annual Showcase: Highlighting New Projects, Tools, and Resources.” The webinar will give an overview of NCCOR and highlight project successes from the past year. We will highlight the following projects: Youth Active Travel […]

Read more >

Introducing: A Toolkit on Evaluating Childhood Healthy Weight Programs

September 28, 2021

Improve your program’s effectiveness and sustainability with NCCOR’s newest resource, A Toolkit for Evaluating Childhood Healthy Weight Programs. This comprehensive online tool draws from experts in the fields of research, public health, and pediatric medicine to explain the stages of effective evaluation for childhood healthy weight programs.   NCCOR developed the toolkit to help researchers, practitioners, and community programs gain confidence […]

Read more >

NCCOR Year in Review: 2016

December 29, 2016

In 2016 NCCOR expanded its outreach efforts, connecting with new audiences across the country to accelerate progress in reducing childhood obesity. NCCOR’s expanded outreach included more Connect & Explore webinars, an enhanced social media presence, exhibits at conferences, special-topic workshops, and a refreshed website. We worked with non-health partners on behavioral design issues, engaged healthcare […]

Read more >

Connect & Explore SNAP-Ed Evaluation Framework Q&A

October 11, 2016

As part of the popular Connect & Explore webinar series, NCCOR hosted a two-part feature on the SNAP-Ed Evaluation Framework. On August 18, the webinar titled “SNAP-Ed Evaluation Framework: Measuring Success in Low-Income Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Programs” explored how to use the framework to evaluate nutrition education and obesity prevention programs. Guest speakers […]

Read more >

Connect & Explore: Looking Back and Looking Forward: Nine Years of School District Wellness Policy Implementation

October 7, 2016

Since 2003, obesity rates among children in the United States have remained high, creating a new generation at risk for health problems later in life. Although reducing the prevalence of childhood obesity will require multisector solutions, changing the environment, particularly the school environment, is one way to promote change. Schools can potentially reduce the nation’s […]

Read more >

NCCOR Connect & Explore: SNAP-Ed Evaluation: A Two-Part Webinar Series

August 3, 2016

States and organizations are implementing comprehensive nutrition education and obesity prevention programs around the country as one approach to address the rise in childhood obesity. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 stipulates that changes in policies, systems, and environments (PSEs) are to be layered with direct nutrition education and social marketing to enable, promote, […]

Read more >

NCCOR Connect & Explore: Evaluating Health Care-Community Collaborations: Community-Based Programs

June 7, 2016

The health care sector is working toward engaging communities to directly address population health, including childhood obesity prevention. The Affordable Care Act of 2010 stipulates that non-profit hospitals and health systems must engage in activities to improve the health of the communities they serve. Exploring the integration of clinic-community programs is vital for moving childhood […]

Read more >

Connect & Explore: New Cost-Effectiveness and Impact Estimates for Childhood Obesity Interventions

November 19, 2015

NCCOR’s Connect & Explore Webinar examines the latest research findings from the CHOICES project On Wednesday, Dec. 9, NCCOR’s Connect & Explore Webinar will feature exciting new research on the cost effectiveness and impact of interventions to reduce childhood obesity. Steven Gortmaker, PhD, director of the Harvard Prevention Research Center, will explore the latest findings from […]

Read more >

Connect & Explore: A New Model for Integrating Clinical-Community Systems and Tackling Obesity

August 24, 2015

NCCOR’s Connect & Explore Webinar examines soon-to-be published research advocating a shift in the framework to prevent and treat obesity and related chronic diseases

Read more >

NCCOR Connect & Explore Webinar on relationship between childhood obesity declines, disparities

June 29, 2015

NCCOR’s Connect & Explore Webinar takes a closer look at childhood obesity declines, disparities, and opportunities to reconsider the design and impact of policies and interventions While most of the United States continues to see increasing or steady childhood obesity rates, some areas are seeing modest though important declines. Yet these declines have not been […]

Read more >