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Health IT Groups Comment on ONC’s Interoperability Roadmap - Healthcare Informatics

News Coverage | April 3, 2015 | Health Information Technology (IT)

Consumer Partnership for eHealth praises ONC's interoperability plan - Becker's Health IT & CIO Review

News Coverage | April 2, 2015 | Health Information Technology (IT)

Health IT groups praise interoperability roadmap - FierceHealthIT

News Coverage | April 2, 2015 | Health Information Technology (IT)

Partnership lauds draft roadmap citing focus on patient participation - Clinical Innovation+Technology

The Consumer Partnership for eHealth said the roadmap “can help make health information technology the engine of successful reform that it can and should be,” said National Partnership for Women & Families President Debra L. Ness.

News Coverage | March 31, 2015 | Health Information Technology (IT)

Pregnant at Work? What the Supreme Court's Latest Decision Means for You - What To Expect

News Coverage | March 30, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

Health insurance exchanges need an upgrade - The Baltimore Sun

News Coverage | March 30, 2015 | Health Care

Analysis finds unequal pay for women on California Capitol - Associated Press/San Jose Mercury News

News Coverage | March 29, 2015 | Work and Family

Senate Shock: Bipartisan Support for Paid Sick Days - RH Reality Check

“To see 61 senators—Democrats and Republicans—go on record in support of paid sick days is a clear sign that elected officials are hearing from their constituents and taking note of the many cities and states that are adopting paid sick days laws, which are working well for businesses, economies, workers and families,” Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | March 27, 2015 | Work and Family

The Unexpected Burden of Pregnancy at Work - The Nation

A clear nationwide standard, according to Vicki Shabo of the National Partnership for Women & Families, would protect all women at work, “eliminating the need for workers to go to court to determine whether an employer must provide accommodations for pregnancy,” thus ensuring their rights at work aren’t dependent on an employer’s whim.

News Coverage | March 27, 2015 | Work and Family

Taking aim at tech industry inequality, Microsoft extends paid leave to thousands of contractors - Washington Post's "Wonkblog"

“This is one way of changing culture, and changing business practices, and ultimately changing public policy,” said Vicki Shabo, who oversees workplace programs at the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | March 26, 2015 | Work and Family

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Pregnant Workers - Glamour

"Any ruling that will mean fewer pregnant women face discrimination in the workplace is good for women, good for families, and good for our economy and our country," said Judith L. Lichtman, a senior advisor at the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | March 25, 2015 | Maternity, Workplace Fairness, Work and Family, Judges and Supreme Court

Pregnant worker wins in Supreme Court, but should Congress boost discrimination protections? - The Business Journals

“But voluntary measures will not be enough, given how pervasive pregnancy discrimination is in our country,” said Judith Lichtman, senior adviser for the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | March 25, 2015 | Maternity, Workplace Fairness, Work and Family, Judges and Supreme Court

Paid Family Leave Is Primed for a National Debate - U.S. News & World Report

“The evidence from the states show that the concerns that [opponents] raise are unfounded,”​ says Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families. “The parade of horribles that they listed before passage hasn't happened.”

News Coverage | March 23, 2015 | Work and Family

Democrats Want To Guarantee Your Right To Seek A Flexible Work Schedule - Huffington Post

“I do think the positive thing here is we're increasingly seeing both Democrats and Republicans identifying a fundamental problem, which is that our workplace policies don’t reflect the needs that working families have,” said Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families. “At this point, Democrats and Republicans just have very different solutions in mind.”

News Coverage | March 18, 2015 | Work and Family

Only three US states have paid family leave policies – will New York be next? - The Guardian

News Coverage | March 17, 2015 | Work and Family

In latest Senate controversy over abortion, both sides played a role - McClatchy DC

“It adds insult to injury to hold up the vote to confirm Lynch until that bill passes,” said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | March 16, 2015 | Health Care, Reproductive Health, Maternity

National women’s groups urge Cuomo to push paid family leave - Capital

News Coverage | March 16, 2015 | Work and Family

Senate must confirm Loretta Lynch now - The Hill

News Coverage | March 12, 2015 | Work and Family

‘Fetal Anesthesia': The Creative New Way To Limit Abortion Access And Enshrine Bad Science Into Law - ThinkProgress

News Coverage | March 11, 2015 | Health Care, Reproductive Health, Maternity

City, county leading the region, country with paid parental leave for municipal employees - Pittsburgh City Paper

News Coverage | March 4, 2015 | Work and Family

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