Federal Report Released on Health and Well-Being of U.S. Children and Youth

America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being

The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, comprised of 23 agencies, recently published its 21st annual report, America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-being, 2018.

Each year, the forum compiles federal data and statistics across 41 report indicators that covers family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health. 

This year's report highlights six measures on the status of at-risk children and youth: poverty and extreme poverty; health insurance continuity; homelessness; exposure to violence; prescription opioid misuse and use disorders; and residential placement of juveniles.

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