Continued NIDDK Participation in the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR)
September 2019 Council
Point(s) of Contact
Susan Z. Yanovski, M.D.
Obesity during childhood and adolescence is alarmingly prevalent in the US and contributes to adverse health impact during both youth and adulthood. The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research, established in 2009, is a public-private partnership bringing together four major research funders: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) — to accelerate progress in reducing childhood obesity in America. Several NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices participate in NCCOR, with NIH scientific staff serving in leadership positions for workgroups and projects. NCCOR identifies research gaps and opportunities, develops tools and resources for the research and public health communities, and brings together stakeholders to explore opportunities to work synergistically across agencies to enhance high-quality research. NIDDK plans to continue its membership in and support of NCCOR for the next four years.