UCSF Prevention Research Center: SIP 14-026 Coordination of NOPREN Network and Implementing Nutrition Priorities across US Food Banks

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Investigator: Marguerita A. Lightfoot, PhD
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Location(s): United States

Description

The UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations(CVP) functions as the Coordinating Center for the Nutrition & Obesity Network for Policy Research and Evaluation (NOPREN). As NOPREN.s administrative home, CVP resources will be used to extend administrative support of the projects within NOPREN. We will also act as a liaison between the CDC and the community of people who conduct nutrition policy research and implement research policy from the national to the local levels. We emphasize interfacing with external stakeholders and bringing those stakeholders into the Working Groups as a mechanism to engage them with CDC priorities, leverage their experience and expertise, and promote dissemination into local communities. Our role as the Coordinating Center is to provide vision across the Working Groups and engage with external stakeholders in order to achieve our Aims.