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Showing Thanks for Family Caregivers This Month

It’s November, a month many associate with Thanksgiving and celebrating the things we're grateful for. But November is also National Family Caregivers Month. More

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We believe that actions speak louder than words, and for four decades we have fought for every major policy advance that has helped women and families. More

Health IT Fact Sheets

Latest Health IT Resources

Consumer Benefits of Health IT: Consumers are making significant progress toward a health care system in which they can better contribute to and shape their health decisions.

What Health IT Means for Women: On average, women use the health care system to a greater extent than men, and thus stand to benefit more from greater access to their own health information.


Many extremists won. We're fighting back. 2014 Blue Button Campaign Ness and Lichtman stand by President Obama’s side as he takes executive action for fair pay Join the Transformation - Maternity Care with a Heart (thumbnail) Debra Ness on Tell a Friend - Get Covered Shabo on MSNBC's The Cycle FAMILY Act (thumbnail) Hillary Clinton Michelle Obama honored at the 2011 Annual Luncheon #WhatMothersNeed campaign for fair pay, quality healthcare, paid leave, more. Which states are failing new and expecting parents? When Women Succeed Video Thumbnail from 2014 Luncheon Thumbnail image for Bad Med highlights

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