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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2013


This report reflects the commitment of the members of the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics. The report was written by the staff of the Forum, including Traci Cook, Forum Coordinator; Renee Ellis and Rebecca Chenevert, Census Bureau; Susan Lukacs and LaJeana Howie, National Center for Health Statistics; Grace Kena and Terris Ross, National Center for Education Statistics; Matthew Davis, Environmental Protection Agency; Barry Steffen, Department of Housing and Urban Development; Erika Harrell, Bureau of Justice Statistics; Jessica Cotto, National Institute on Drug Abuse; Susan Jekielek and Mary Mueggenborg, Administration for Children and Families; Alisha Coleman-Jensen, Economic Research Service; Lisa Williamson, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Shelli Avenevoli, National Institute of Mental Health; James Singleton and Cindi Knighton, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Beth Han, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; and Hazel Hiza, Patricia Guenther, Kevin Kuczynski, and Kristin Koegel, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

In addition to the report authors, active members of the Reporting Committee who guided development of the report included Laura Chadwick, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; Jennifer Park, Office of Management and Budget; Dan Axelrad and Gregory Miller, Environmental Protection Agency; Carrie Mulford, National Institute of Justice; Robert Kominski, Census Bureau; Regina Bures, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Ingrid Goldstrom, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; Brecht Donoghue, Erica Smith, and Kristen Kracke, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; Jessica Jones, Maternal and Child Health Bureau; and Chou-Lin Chen, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Other staff members of the Forum agencies provided data, developed indicators, or wrote parts of the report. They include Hyon Shin, Rose Kreider, Lea Auman, Tiffany Julian, and Trudi Renwick, Census Bureau; Hector Rodriquez and Shalom Williams, Bureau of Labor Statistics; WenYen Juan, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion; Margaret Warner, Debra Brody, Li-Hui Chen, Robin Cohen, Cathy Duran, Donna Hoyert, Joyce Martin, T.J. Mathews, Cynthia Ogden, Stephanie Ventura, and Matthew Bramlett, National Center for Health Statistics; Christina Dorell, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Lance McCluney and Jade Lee-Freeman, Environmental Protection Agency.

In addition, Mary Ann Fox, Simone Robers, Katie Mallory, Tom Nachazel, Melissa Wentzel, and Allison Dziuba, with the American Institutes for Research, and Richard Devens, with First XV Communications, assisted Forum staff in producing the report.