252048 Introduction to the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity (NCCOR)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 2:30 PM

C. Tracy Orleans, PhD , Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ
NCCOR brings together four of the nation's leading research funders—the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)—to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and application of childhood obesity research and to produce positive changes more rapidly through enhanced coordination and collaboration.

To move childhood obesity research forward, NCCOR focuses on efforts to: 1. Identify and evaluate effective interventions, with an emphasis on those that affect high-risk populations and communities. 2. Increase and improve national, state, and local surveillance of childhood obesity. 3. Improve the ability of childhood obesity researchers and program evaluators to conduct research and program evaluation. 4. Provide national leadership to accelerate implementation of evidence-informed practice and policy. 5. Work with non-health partners to integrate childhood obesity priorities with synergistic initiatives (e.g., environmental design and sustainability, food systems, food marketing, disabilities, or economics).

NCCOR accelerates progress to reduce childhood obesity in the United States by maximizing outcomes from research, building the capacity for research and surveillance, creating and supporting the mechanisms and infrastructure needed for research translation and dissemination, and supporting evaluations.

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:
Explain the purpose of the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR). List the collaborators included in the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR).

Keywords: Obesity, Children and Adolescents

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I oversee programs and efforts to develop and disseminate science-based strategies for addressing the major behavioral causes of preventable death and chronic disease, including childhood obesity.
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.