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, and Dara Blachman, former Forum Coordinator; Jane Dye and Suzanne Macartney, Census Bureau; Susan Lukacs and LaJeana Howie, National Center for Health Statistics; Grace Kena and William Sonnenberg, National Center for Education Statistics; Daniel Axelrad, Environmental Protection Agency; Barry Steffen, Department of Housing and Urban Development; Jennifer Truman, 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; Stephanie Denton, 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; Kellie O'Connell, Patricia Guenther, Hazel Hiza, Kevin Kuczynski, and Kristin Koegel, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion; and Laura Radel, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Health and Human Services.
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; Shelly Wilkie Martinez, Office of Management and Budget; Matthew Davis and Gregory Miller, Environmental ProtectionAgency; Carrie Mulford, National Institute of Justice; Robert Kominski, Census Bureau; Jeffrey Evans and Regina Bures, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Ingrid Goldstrom, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; Janet Chiancone 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, 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, Gretchen Hannes, Paul Kristapovich, Katie Mallory, Tom Nachazel, and Carolyn Yohn with the American Institutes for Research and Richard Devens with First XV Communications assisted Forum staff in producing the report.