Each state spoke, touching on their ongoing efforts and identifying areas in which further work is likely to take place. The work and approaches are tailored to each state's needs and circumstances, but there were common themes. Among these was a sense that many states had baseline information in place in usable forms.
Martha Moorehouse asked about sustainability. She asked the participants for a wishlist of products that would make the effort more sustainable. Speakers pointed to the need for information on welfare reform, not only on the economic issues but also on such issues as school readiness. Other areas of interest included promotional or strength-based indicators, mental health, juvenile justice, and child welfare. There is also interest in program performance indicators.