National Partnership for Women & Families

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Christine Monahan, Health Policy Advisor

From the desk of ... Christine Monahan

Eliminating Disparities in Maternal Health

Co-author(s): Kalahn Taylor-Clark
April 26, 2012 | Health Care

How does race and ethnicity intersect with other identities (including sex, gender identity, etc.) in ways that compound barriers to health care and lead to health disparities?


Nothing to Sneeze At: State Activity Continues as Federal Support Grows

April 25, 2012

In the past few weeks, we’ve seen paid sick days efforts progress and make headlines in cities and states throughout the country — and support for the federal Healthy Families Act continues to grow in Congress.


Kirsten Sloan, Vice President

From the desk of ... Kirsten Sloan

Medicare Matters to Older Women

April 24, 2012 | Health Care
The Medicare Trustees announced this week that the program will remain solvent until 2024 - the same projection as last year.


From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness

Women's Work: A Political Flashpoint and an Urgent Policy Imperative

April 16, 2012 | Workplace Fairness
Women's work. Last week, when Hilary Rosen used words she quickly admitted were poorly chosen, we were all reminded that it remains a huge flashpoint in our society.


Public Health, Prevention and Paid Sick Days

April 6, 2012

It’s National Public Health Week — a time when the nation’s public health community unites around one aspect of public health to raise awareness and improve the health of the nation.


From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness

Older Women's Stake in Health Reform

April 3, 2012 | Health Care
This week, all the talk in Washington has been about handicapping the outcome of the Supreme Court health reform cases, and identifying winners and losers.


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