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Acknowledgments

Older Americans 2000: Key Indicators of Well-Being is a report of the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics (Forum). This report was prepared by the Forum’s chartbook working group and reviewed by the Forum’s organizing members.

The Forum’s chartbook working group members include Saadia Greenberg, Administration on Aging; Ryan Helwig and Diane Herz, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Victoria Velkoff and Jane Lawson Dye (until 1999), Census Bureau; Gerald Riley, Health Care Financing Administration; Ellen Kramarow and Julie Dawson Weeks, National Center for Health Statistics; Rose Maria Li, National Institute on Aging; William Marton, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (Department of Health and Human Services); Virginia de Wolf, Office of Management and Budget; and Susan Grad, Social Security Administration. The Forum’s Staff Director, Kristen Robinson (National Center for Health Statistics), and Presidential Management Intern, Andrea Pernack, provided leadership and coordination for the chartbook working group. Their knowledge and expertise, coupled with their considerable energy, enthusiasm, patience, and persistence, were fundamental to the success of this new endeavor.

In addition to the nine organizing agencies of the Forum, agencies in the Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Department of Transportation (DOT) were invited to contribute to this report. The Forum greatly appreciates the efforts of Nadine Sahyoun, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, USDA; Patsy Klaus, Bureau of Justice Statistics, DOJ; and Esther Wagner, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT, in providing valuable information from their agencies.

The following staff members of the Forum agencies reviewed the chartbook and provided valuable guidance and assistance: Diane Justice, Administration on Aging; Daniel Waldo, Health Care Financing Administration; Harold Lentzner and Jennifer Madans, National Center for Health Statistics; Richard Suzman and Terrie Wetle, National Institute on Aging; Mary Harahan and Ruth Katz, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (Department of Health and Human Services); and Paul Van de Water, Social Security Administration.

Other staff members of Federal agencies who provided data and assistance include Geoffrey Paulin, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Valerie Lawson, Census Bureau; Paul Eggers and David Gibson, Health Care Financing Administration; Yelena Gorina and Laurie Pratt, National Center for Health Statistics; Vicky Cahan, National Institute on Aging; Emil Loomis, Suzanne Payne, and Mikki Waid, Social Security Administration; and Arthur Kennickell, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve.

The Forum is also indebted to the many people outside the Federal government who contributed to this chartbook: Harold Cooper, CHD Research Associates; Alan Gustman, Dartmouth College; Kenneth Manton, Duke University; Carolyn Sherman, Sherman and Associates; Thomas Steinmeier, Texas Tech University; Honggao Cao, Regula Herzog, Mingching Luoh, and Mary Beth Ofstedal, University of Michigan; Korbin Liu, Urban Institute; Cynthia Aragon; and the many staff members from the Health and Retirement Study, the National Long Term Care Survey, and the Panel Study of Income Dynamics.

The National Center for Health Statistics provided overall leadership and coordination for the production of this report. The Social Security Administration, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (Department of Health and Human Services), and the National Institute on Aging provided financial support for this report. Other members of the Forum provided valuable staff and administrative support.

The report was produced under a contract to the Population Reference Bureau. Mark Mather coordinated and managed the project. Theresa Kilcourse created the graphics and overall design of the report. Lisa Hisel provided editorial oversight and review. John Haaga and Ellen Carnevale provided general oversight.

The HCR Consulting Group provided administrative assistance for many of the Forum’s meetings.

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