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ERIC Number: ED564158
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 219
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2015
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics' primary mission is to enhance data collection and reporting on children and families. "America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2015" provides the Nation with a summary of national indicators of children's well-being and monitors changes in these indicators. The reasons for this report are to: (1) improve reporting of Federal data on children and families; (2) make these data available in an easy-to-use, non technical format; (3) stimulate discussions among policymakers and the public; (4) and spur exchanges between the statistical and policy communities. There are many interrelated aspects of children's well-being, and only selected facets can be included in this report. This report draws on various overarching frameworks to identify seven major domains that characterize the well-being of a child and influence the likelihood that a child will grow to be a well-educated, economically secure, productive, and healthy adult. The seven domains are: (1) family and social environment; (2) economic circumstances; (3) health care; (4) physical environment and safety; (5) behavior; (6) education; and (7) health. These domains are interrelated and can have synergistic effects on well-being. Each section of the report corresponds to one of the seven domains and includes a set of key indicators. These indicators either characterize an aspect of well-being or an influence on well-being. Appended are: (1) Detailed Tables; and (2) Data Source Descriptions. [This report was written by the staff of the Forum, including Traci Cook, Forum Coordinator; Rebecca Chenevert and Jonathan Vespa, Census Bureau; Patricia Pastor, LaJeana Hawkins, and Katherine Ahrens, National Center for Health Statistics; Grace Kena and Lauren Musu-Gillette, National Center for Education Statistics; Matthew Davis, Environmental Protection Agency; Barry Steffen, Department of Housing and Urban Development; Barbara Oudekerk and Rachel Morgan, Bureau of Justice Statistics; Meena Karithanom, National Institute on Drug Abuse; Mary Mueggenborg, Administration for Children and Families; Alisha Coleman-Jensen and Matthew Rabbitt, 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, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.]
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics. Available from: Health Resources and Services Administration Information Center. P.O. Box 2910, Merrifield, VA 22116. Tel: 888-275-4772; Fax: 703-821-2098; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
Identifiers - Location: United States