252047 Putting it All Together: Applying NCCOR's Research Tools

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 3:30 PM

Jamie F. Chriqui, PhD, MHS , Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Two research tools—the Measures Registry and the Catalogue of Surveillance Systems—developed by the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) aim to increase knowledge of available resources and advance research related to childhood obesity. These tools can facilitate access to available resources, improve productivity, increase effectiveness of research, improve standardization of measures, enhance innovation, help to identify gaps, and decrease redundancy with childhood obesity research. To provide a researcher perspective on how the two tools may be used to examine multiple aspects of childhood obesity this presentation will highlight several discussion topics: location and use of relevant individual and environmental measures related to diet and physical activity; location and use of relevant surveillance systems; and linking relevant variables between systems. This session provides an important opportunity for prevention researchers to learn about two new tools related to childhood obesity research, and to interact with and provide feedback on those tools to NCCOR representatives.

Learning Areas:
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related research
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Describe how to find relevant individual and environmental measures in NCCOR’s Measures Registry. Describe how to find relevant surveillance systems in NCCOR’s Catalogue of Surveillance Systems.

Keywords: Obesity, Children and Adolescents

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a researcher with experience conducting public health policy research, evaluation, and analysis, with an emphasis on obesity, substance abuse, tobacco control, and other chronic disease-related policy issues.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.