Frequently Asked Questions

What is NOPREN?

NOPREN is a collaborative applied research network funded by the CDC's Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) to conduct policy-relevant research and evaluation intended to inform nutrition policies at the federal, state, local, and tribal levels. Visit NOPREN 101 to learn more about the network.

Who can be a member of NOPREN?

Anyone who conducts academic research or participates in the implementation, evaluation, or dissemination of nutrition policies and programs (including people working in departments of public health and local non-profit agencies) are invited to participate after a conflict-of-interest disclosure. We highly encourage early-career researchers and practitioners to join in order to participate in our networking and professional-development opportunities.

How do I join NOPREN?

For more information or to join NOPREN, email [email protected].

How do I join a NOPREN work group?

For more information or to join a work group, email [email protected].

What is required of me as a NOPREN member?

NOPREN membership is what you make it! As your capacity and interest allow, you can be as involved in NOPREN as much as you'd like. As a network member, you can attend monthly state-of-the-science webinars and/or join work groups. As a work group member, you may have opportunities to engage with others and collaborate on research studies, manuscripts, and other special projects as they arise.