Monday, June 18, 2012

New animated videos help obesity researchers

New animated videos help obesity researchers navigate
National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Reseach (NCCOR) online tools

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is excited to announce the release of two demonstration videos on NCCOR's online tools: the Catalogue of Surveillance Systems and the Measures Registry. The animated videos describe the purpose and functions of these tools and demonstrate how to navigate the Catalogue and Registry to search for relevant measures, data resources, or surveillance systems. Check out the videos at: http://nccor.org/resources/nccor/videos.php.


Designed to help researchers more easily investigate childhood obesity in America, the Catalogue provides one-stop access for users to review, sort, and compare more than 85 surveillance systems relevant to childhood obesity research and the evaluation of policy and environmental interventions. The Registry is a portfolio of more than 800 measures related to diet and physical activity. The tool allows researchers to more efficiently find and select measures that are critical to accelerating obesity prevention research.

We invite you to share these resources with your colleagues and others who might be interested in childhood obesity research. Please also consider posting these videos on your organization's website, Facebook page, or Twitter feed. Directions for embedding the videos can be found here: http://nccor.org/resources/nccor/videos.php.

NCCOR is a collaboration among the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to accelerate progress on reversing the epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States. Through the collective efforts of these organizations, NCCOR aims to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of research on childhood obesity.

Please visit www.nccor.org for more information about the videos, a full list of NCCOR projects, upcoming events, and childhood obesity research highlights.

Job Opportunity at Local Health Department

Bear River Health Department Job Descriptions 
(Two positions open)
 
Title:   Health Educator - Logan
Grade:            17        Step: 1                 Wage: $15.18/hr
Description: Full Time              Closing Date: 7/25/2012
Summary of Duties:
Under the general supervision of the Health Promotion Director; plans, implements and evaluates health promotion programs in the River Health District.  Facilitate 5th grade boys maturation program and parent meetings.
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Title:   Health Promotion Specialist - Brigham City
Grade:            17        Step: 1         Wage: $15.18/hr @ .80 FTE
Description: Part-Time (32 hours a week)   Closing Date: 7/25/2012
Summary of Duties:
Under the general supervision of the Health Promotion Director; plans, implements and evaluates health promotion programs in the Box Elder County area.
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For more information or to apply for either job: Job applications available at the Bear River Health Dept. 655 East 1300 North Logan, Utah or at www.brhd.org under “Employment”.

Return completed application along with a resume and transcripts to Sylvia at the Bear River Health Department. Closing date 7/25/2012.

Coordinated Federal Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Asthma Disparities



In May, 2012, the President's Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children released the Coordinated Federal Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Asthma Disparities, which is an outcome of the collaborative interagency Asthma Disparities Working Group, co-chaired by HHS, EPA and HUD.
Did You Know?
Poor and minority children are more likely to have asthma and their health outcomes are worse. Black children are twice as likely to be hospitalized and four times as likely to die from asthma as white children. In addition, asthma is linked to school performance. Annually, 10.5 million school days are missed due to asthma.

For more information and quick facts, see the following resources:
·    One-page fact sheet (PDF) (2 pp., 288 K)
·    Web buttons