Administration on Aging

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Census Bureau

Center for Medicare & Medicaid Service

Department of Housing & Urban Development

Department of Veterans Affairs

Employee Benefits Security Administration

Environmental Protection Agency

National Center for Health Statistics

National Institute on Aging

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning & Evaluation, HHS

Office of Management & Budget

Social Security Administration

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

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History of the Forum

The Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics (Forum) was initially established in 1986, with the goal of bringing together Federal agencies that share a common interest in improving aging-related data. The Forum has played a key role by critically evaluating existing data resources and limitations, stimulating new database development, encouraging cooperation and data sharing among Federal agencies, and preparing collaborative statistical reports. In addition to the original three core agencies (National Institute on Aging, National Center for Health Statistics and Census Bureau), the organizing members of the Forum now include senior officials from the Administration on Aging, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Veterans Affairs, Employee Benefits Security Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Management and Budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in HHS, Social Security Administration, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Goals of the Forum

The specific goals of the Forum are to improve both the quality and use of data on the aging population by:

  • widening access to information on the aging population through periodic publications and other means;
  • promoting communication among data producers, researchers, and public policymakers;
  • coordinating the development and use of statistical databases among federal agencies;
  • identifying information gaps and data inconsistencies;
  • investigating questions of data quality;
  • encouraging cross-national research and data collection on the aging population; and
  • addressing concerns regarding collection, access, and dissemination of data.

Support of the Forum

The Forum members provide funds and valuable staff time to support the activities of the Forum.

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