- Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics. This Forum was founded in 1994. Executive Order No. 13045 formally established the Forum in April 1997 to foster coordination and collaboration in the collection and reporting of Federal data on children and families. Agencies that are members of the Forum as of Spring 2009 are listed here.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
- Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Military Community and Family Policy (U.S. Department of Defense)
- Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (U.S. Department of Justice)
- Office of Children’s Health Protection and Environmental Education (Environmental Protection Agency)
- Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics. America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2009. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office. [Full Text (pdf)].
Indicators are grouped into 7 major areas:
- Family and Social Environment includes indicators that characterize or are related to children’s family and social environment.
- Economic Circumstances includes indicators that characterize or are related to children’s basic material needs.
- Health Care includes indicators that characterize determinants of, or use of, health services among children.
- Physical Environment and Safety includes indicators that characterize children’s environmental conditions or are related to children’s safety.
- Behavior includes indicators that characterize personal behaviors and their effects.
- Education includes indicators that characterize or are related to how children learn and progress in school.
- Health includes indicators that characterize or are related to physical, mental, and social aspects of children’s health.
- Conti, Gabriella and Heckman, James J., The Developmental Approach to Child and Adult Health (December 2012). NBER Working Paper No. w18664.