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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2019


The success of the Forum is driven by the commitment of the members of the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics.

This report was written by the staff of the Forum, including Traci Cook, Forum Coordinator; Christina Serna, Interim Forum Coordinator; Michael D. Smith, Economic Research Service; Heide Jackson, U.S. Census Bureau; Lauren Musu and William Sonnenberg, National Center for Education Statistics; Brett Brown, Administration for Children and Families; Sheila Franco and Ashley Woodall, National Center for Health Statistics; Denise Pintello, National Institute of Mental Health; Beth Han, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; Barry Steffen, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Rachel Morgan, Bureau of Justice Statistics; Lisa Williamson, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Dan Axelrad, Environmental Protection Agency; Cindi Knighton, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Hazel Hiza, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion; and Jessica Cotto, National Institute on Drug Abuse.

In addition, active members of the Planning Committee and the Research and Innovation Committee who guided development of the report included Rose Kreider, U.S. Census Bureau; Tom Snyder, National Center for Education Statistics; Regina Bures and Juanita Chinn, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Laura Chadwick, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; Benjamin Adams, National Institute of Justice; Daniel Malashock, Environmental Protection Agency; and Margo Schwab, U.S. Office of Management and Budget.

Other staff members of the Forum agencies provided data, developed indicators, or wrote parts of the report. They include Alisha Coleman-Jensen and Matthew P. Rabbitt, Economic Research Service; Kevin Barragan, Kayla Fontenot, Laryssa Mykyta, Bernadette Proctor, Zachary Scherer, and Erik Schmidt, U.S. Census Bureau; Elaine Stedt, Administration for Children and Families; Hector Rodriquez and Shalom Williams, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Shilpa Bengeri, Lindsey Black, Debra Brody, La-Tonya Curl, Anne Driscoll, Cheryl Fryar, Brady Hamilton, Nancy Han, Holly Hedegaard, Xianfen Li, Joyce Martin, Arialdi Miniño, Cynthia Ogden, Anjel Vahratian, and Emily Zammitti, National Center for Health Statistics; David A. Vandenbroucke, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and Laurie Elam-Evans, Holly Hill, Laura Kann, and Tanja Walker, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In addition, Susan Armstrong, Mandy Dean, Mariesa Hawkins, Anita Lederer, Katie Mallory, Mitchell Morey, and Ashley Roberts, with the American Institutes for Research, and Richard Devens, with First XV Communications, assisted Forum staff in producing the report.