Catalogue of Surveillance Systems

This web tool provides a catalogue of existing surveillance systems that contain data relevant to childhood obesity research. It includes local, state, and national systems that provide data at multiple levels. The Catalogue provides one-stop access to a large number of systems on obesity-related policies and environmental factors, as well as trends in relevant health More

State Sales Taxes on Soda and Snack Foods

RWJF’s Bridging the Gap hosts a web page highlighting the program’s research related to state-level taxes on snack foods, soda, and other sweetened beverages. State-level sales tax rates are provided for sugar-sweetened soda in each of the 50 states as well as in the District of Columbia (D.C.) as of January 1, 2011. For researchers, More

Atlas of Rural and Small-Town America

This online Atlas provides a broad range of demographic, economic and agricultural data for rural and small towns across the United States. Users of the interactive mapping tool can create county-level maps and compare rural economic and social conditions among counties, states, or regions; or view a selected indicator for the entire United States or More

Survey of Child Care Providers of 2-5 Year Old Children

The survey was designed to be self-completed by child-care providers of 2-5 year old children at preschools, centers or family daycare homes. Adapted from the NAP SACC tool validated by Benjamin et al (2007), it assesses practices related to both feeding (28 items) and physical activity (13 items). Added was a frequency checklist of 21 More

Wellness School Assessment Tool

The Wellness School Assessment Tool (WellSAT) is an online evaluation of school wellness policies that address nutrition education and promotion, physical activity/physical education, school meals and competitive foods. It is the first instrument of its kind, providing a quantitative assessment that can be used to track progress over time.

Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH): Metrics, Incentives and Partnerships for Population Health

The July 2010 edition of Preventing Chronic Disease featured a set of essays and commentaries on selecting the best tools, or metrics, for measuring and monitoring the health of communities. The essays describe the characteristics of ideal metrics and explore their use in measuring various indicators of a community’s health, including health outcomes, health inequalities, health behaviors, More