Health DATAbytes


print share
May 5 webinar: Data to fight childhood obesity
registerWebinar_bannerInterested in learning about data resources related to childhood obesity? The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research will host a free webinar on its online Catalogue of Surveillance Systems that allows users to review, sort, and compare more than 75 surveillance systems (including the California Health Interview Survey) that collect data relevant to childhood obesity research. The Catalogue provides a unique window on obesity-related environmental factors and policies, as well as trends in relevant health behaviors, outcomes and determinants. It also includes local, state, and national systems that provide data at multiple levels. See the complete list of data resources here.

This webinar will describe the newly-released Catalogue’s features and functions, how to use the Catalogue to support state/local health department goals, and how to use the Catalogue to increase effectiveness and innovation in research.

Presenters include:

  • Susan M. Krebs-Smith, National Cancer Institute
  • Robin McKinnon, National Cancer Institute
  • David Simmons, Minnesota Department of Health
  • Jamie Chriqui, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Bridging the Gap

The webinar is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Review a copy of the catalogue online prior to the day’s session:

For information about past RWJF Center webinars visit:


There are no comments for this post.