This year, the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics (the Forum) published its brief report, America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2020. The report highlights selected indicators by metropolitan status to give the reader a closer look at how well-being may vary by the type of community in which children live.
The Forum encourages cooperation and collaboration among 23 Federal agencies and promotes communications among and between statistical communities of data producers, researchers, policymakers, and the public to improve data quality and utility.
As usual, America's Children also provides web updates to its 41 key national indicators. These updates include the most recent statistics on children and families in the United States and cover a range of domains: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health.
The Children's Forum convened a Charter and Operations committee of Forum Principals to draft a Charter and supporting Operations. Forum Principal and Committee chair, Mark Prell (ERS), and Forum Principals Jennifer Madans (NCHS), Nancy Potok (OMB), and Regina Bures (NICHD), worked closely with the Forum membership to develop and finalize these documents. The Charter and Operations are based on the mission, operating procedures and overarching principles that currently guide the Forum. You may access the Forum Charter and Operations here.