This year, the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics (the Forum) published, America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2016. A working group of 23 Federal agencies, the Forum fosters coordination, collaboration, and integration of Federal efforts to collect, analyze, and report data on conditions and trends related to child and family well-being.
For the first time, this year's Brief highlights selected indicators by race and ethnicity. As usual, this report also provides the most recent statistics on children and families in the United States across all 41 report indicators, covering a range of domains: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health.
The Forum's Research and Innovation Committee (RIC) releases Early Childhood data deliverables developed under a competitive contract awarded to Child Trends. Working with policy makers, researchers and federal survey developers, Child Trends was tasked with preparing several deliverables that would help Forum agencies better understand how early childhood development was currently measured by Federal agencies and how to improve and expand measurement of this critical area. The project deliverables are public domain documents and can be accessed here: http://www.childstats.gov/forum/deliverables.asp