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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2021


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 Staff Director; Alisha Coleman-Jensen, Economic Research Service; Brian Glassman, U.S. Census Bureau; Cristobal de Brey, National Center for Education Statistics; Brett Brown, Administration for Children and Families; Sheila Franco and Ashley Woodall, National Center for Health Statistics; Lindsey Gonzales, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; Thyria Alvarez and Barry Steffen, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Alexandra Thompson, Bureau of Justice Statistics; Vernon Brundage, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Christine Lloyd, 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 who guided development of the report included Rose Kreider, U.S. Census Bureau; 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; and Anthony Nerino, 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 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; Joseph Afful, Namanjeet Ahluwalia, Yutaka Aoki, Jill Ashman, Shilpa Bengeri, Lindsey Black, Stephen Blumberg, Philip Dokpesi, Anne Driscoll, Cheryl Fryar, Matthew Garnett, Craig Hales, Brady Hamilton, Nancy Han, Holly Hedegaard, Deanna Kruszon-Moran, Ryne Paulose-Ram, Joyce Martin, Arialdi Miniño, Cynthia Ogden, Jeannine Schiller, Merianne Spencer, Emily Terlizzi, and Anjel Vahratian, National Center for Health Statistics; David A. Vandenbroucke, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and Laurie Elam-Evans, Holly Hill, and Laura Kann, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In addition, Susan Armstrong, Mandy Dean, Mariesa Hawkins, Katie Mallory, Ashley Roberts, and Jason Solinsky with the American Institutes for Research assisted Forum staff in producing the report.