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 […]

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Call for comments: NIH P2P Workshop

January 19, 2018

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) hosted a Pathways to Prevention (P2P) Workshop December 5–6, 2017, to provide an unbiased, evidence-based assessment of methods for evaluating natural experiments in obesity. The workshop brought together a distinguished panel of five researchers and over 30 speakers to identify research gaps. The speakers addressed six overarching questions about […]

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Follow the Conversation: November 15 #ChildObesityChat on Storify

November 16, 2016

On November 15, NCCOR co-hosted a #childobesitychat on Twitter with the National Institutes of Health Office of Disease Prevention (@NIHprevents) on Health Care-Community Collaborations to Address Childhood Obesity. The Twitter chat was well attended by many organizations, including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (@CDCObesity), U.S. Department of Agriculture Food […]

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NIH seeks experts in prevention research

January 20, 2016

To enhance the quality of prevention research supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) seeks to identify individuals with appropriate methodological and content expertise who might serve as reviewers of research applications in the field of prevention.

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Designing the Healthy Communities Study

September 30, 2015

The Healthy Communities Study (HCS), funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and supported by the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), aims to answer important research questions about how diet, physical activity, and body mass index (BMI) are related to aspects of community programs and policies.

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Register now for NIH mHealth Training Institute at Society of Behavioral Medicine conference

April 14, 2015

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will host an mHealth Training Institute at the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s (SBM) 36th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions on April 22, 2015. The institute is designed to provide behavioral and social scientists with tools to successfully add mobile health […]

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Prevention of Obesity in Infancy, Early Childhood: Workshop summary and funding announcement

March 25, 2015

Once obesity develops it is likely to persist. Given this understanding, there has been an increasing focus on preventing obesity in infancy and early childhood. Research to develop and implement effective prevention and intervention strategies in the first two years after birth has been limited. In fall 2013, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive […]

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Society of Behavioral Medicine announces NIH mHealth Training Institute, presidential roundtable, and exhibit featuring NCCOR

March 5, 2015

From training on mobile health (mHealth) technology to a presidential roundtable on National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) activities, resources, and funding opportunities, the upcoming Society of Behavioral Medicine’s (SBM) 36th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions in San Antonio will offer numerous opportunities to connect with NCCOR. SBM kicks off with a preconference training […]

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NCI releases new Dietary Assessment Primer

November 5, 2014

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) part of the National Institutes of Health, a funder of the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), is pleased to announce the availability of a web-based Dietary Assessment Primer. Various types of self-report instruments have been developed to assess dietary intake. Each has distinct features and strengths. The Dietary Assessment […]

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Chat with NCCOR about childhood obesity on Sept. 9

August 13, 2014

Today, nearly one out of three kids in America are overweight or obese. The numbers are even higher in the African American and Hispanic communities. Overweight and obese kids are at risk for a host of chronic obesity-related health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, and asthma. In observance of Childhood Obesity Awareness […]

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