Older Americans 2010: 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 planning committee and reviewed by the Forum’s principal members, which include Edwin L. Walker, Administration on Aging (AoA); Steven B. Cohen, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); Thomas Nardone, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS); Howard Hogan, U.S. Census Bureau; Thomas Reilly, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); Raphael W. Bostic, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); Joseph Piacentini, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA); Peter Grevatt, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Edward Sondik, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS); Richard Suzman, National Institute on Aging (NIA); Ruth Katz, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), Department of Health and Human Services; Katherine K. Wallman, Office of Management and Budget (OMB); Daryl Kade, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA); Manuel de la Puente, Social Security Administration (SSA); and Dat Tran, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
The following members of the Forum agencies reviewed the chartbook and provided valuable guidance and assistance: Nancy Gordon, U.S. Census Bureau; Jennifer Madans, NCHS; William Marton, ASPE; John Haaga, NIA; Anja Decressin, EBSA, and Susan Grad, SSA.
The Forum’s planning committee members include Saadia Greenberg, AoA; David Kashihara and D.E.B. Potter, AHRQ; Emy Sok, BLS; Amy Symens Smith and Wan He, U.S. Census Bureau; Gerald Riley, CMS; Meena Bavan and Cheryl Levine, HUD; Miranda Moore and Daniel Puskin, EBSA; Kathy Sykes, EPA; Ellen Kramarow and Julie Dawson Weeks, NCHS; Elizabeth Hamilton, NIA; Helen Zayac Lamont, ASPE; Rochelle Wilkie Martinez, OMB; Ingrid Goldstrom, Beth Han, and Jennifer Solomon, SAMHSA; Howard Iams, SSA; Dorothy Glasgow and Cathy Tomczak, VA; and the Forum’s Staff Director, Elena M. Fazio.
In addition to the 15 agencies of the Forum, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) was invited to contribute to this report. The Forum greatly appreciates the efforts of Patricia Guenther, Hazel Hiza, and Kellie O’Connell, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, USDA, in providing valuable information from their agency.
Other staff members of federal agencies who provided data and assistance include Jennifer Klocinski, AoA; Rachel Krantz-Kent and Geoffrey Paulin, BLS; Jean Bradley and Marcella Jones-Puthoff, U.S. Census Bureau; Rick Andrews, Franklin Eppig, Deborah Kidd, Chris McCormick, Maggie Murgolo, and Joseph Regan, CMS; Ellen Baldridge, EPA; Carolyn Lynch, HUD; Robert Anderson, Amy Bernstein, Mary Ann Bush, Liming Cai, Robin Cohen, Nazik Elgaddal, Ginny Freid, Lauren Harris-Kojetin, Melonie Heron, and Rhonda Robinson, NCHS; Vicky Cahan, NIA; Anne DeCesaro and Lynn Fisher, SSA; and Peter Ahn, Linda Bergofsky, and Jin Kim, VA.
The Forum is also indebted to the people outside the federal government who contributed to this chartbook: Cathy Liebowitz, Mohammed Kabeto, Kate McGonagle, Robert Schoeni, Frank Stafford, and David Weir, University of Michigan.
Member agencies of the Forum provided funds and valuable staff time to produce this report. NCHS and its contractor, NOVA Research Company, facilitated the production, printing, and dissemination of this report.
Zorica Tomic-Whalen, NOVA, designed the layout and supervised the overall presentation of the report; Zorica Tomic-Whalen and Odell D. Eldridge, NOVA, designed and produced the data tables. Richard Devens, First XV Communications, provided consultation and editing services; Demarius V. Miller, CDC, provided editorial oversight and review. Patricia L. Wilson, CDC, managed the printing of the report.