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Paycheck parity: Assembly backs equal pay for women - L.A. Times

When speaking in support of the measure, Assemblywoman Nora Campos (D-San Jose) cited a study by the National Partnership for Women and Families, which found that working women in California lose $33.6 billion each year due to the wage gap.

News Coverage | August 27, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

Being Able to Get My Heath Data Helps Parents and All Caregivers - MomsRising

This blog post by National Partnership President Debra L. Ness reminds parents and caregivers about the value of health data access especially during back-to-school season.

News Coverage | August 26, 2015 | Health Information Technology (IT)

Understanding Your Electronic Medical Records - U.S News & World Report

Health information technology plays a critical role in national efforts to reform health care, says Mark Savage, director of health information technology policy and programs at the National Partnership of Women and Families, a nonprofit advocacy organization in the District of Columbia that leads the Consumer Partnership for eHealth. "These systems can lead to better health, better care and better value for people across the country," says Savage, noting that many consumers want online access to their records.

News Coverage | August 24, 2015 | Health Information Technology (IT)

Who else has accessed your medical data? - L.A. Times

"If somebody gets access to your checking account, the bank will reimburse you. If somebody gets access to your health information, there's a broader range of things that can happen and it doesn't necessarily un-ring that bell," says Mark Savage, director of health IT policy and programs with the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | August 21, 2015 | Health Information Technology (IT)

What the Overtime Proposal Is Really About - Huffington Post

The National Partnership's Debra L. Ness authored this blog post about the U.S. Department of Labor proposed updates to the rules that determine who qualifies for overtime pay.

News Coverage | August 21, 2015 | Work and Family

14 Things You Should Know About Paid Leave in the U.S. - Cosmopolitan

Looking at California's data, the National Partnership for Women & Families found that "first-time mothers who take paid leave are more likely than those who take unpaid leave or no leave to return to the same employer."

News Coverage | August 10, 2015 | Work and Family

Obama Planning to Require Paid Sick Leave for Contractors - Bloomberg Business

“An executive order that requires contractors to provide paid sick days is a substantial step in the right direction,” Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, said in a phone interview.

News Coverage | August 5, 2015 | Work and Family

The one big problem with Netflix's unlimited maternity policy - Fortune

“Having a set amount of time crates a more tangible expectation or norm. Unlimited policies can seem amorphous,” says Vicki Shabo, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | August 5, 2015 | Work and Family

Fight Over Planned Parenthood Funding Is Far From Over - U.S. News & World Report

"It would absolutely catastrophic for women's health – that's not an overstatement," says Sarah Lipton-Lubet, the director of reproductive health programs at the National Partnership for Women and Families, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that focuses on access to health care and reproductive rights. "There's nothing about this legislation that's actually about protecting or enhancing or even maintaining health care services for women," she says. "It's about playing politics with women's health."

News Coverage | August 4, 2015 | Reproductive Health

Key Senate Dem pushes case for paid sick leave - The Hill

But Murray and outside supporters, like the National Partnership for Women and Families and YWCA USA, have said the sort of economic security provided by paid sick leave is especially helpful to low-income and minority workers.

News Coverage | July 28, 2015 | Work and Family

Lots Of Other Countries Mandate Paid Leave. Why Not The U.S.? - NPR

"Here in the U.S., while the war was going on, you had women in jobs in factories and in all kinds of jobs the men had held. But women went home" when the soldiers returned from the war, explains Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | July 22, 2015 | Work and Family

Pa. Workers, Businesses Need a Paid Sick Leave Law - Philly.com

The National Partnership for Women and Families reports that in San Francisco, the first American city to enact sick leave legislation, more than 70 percent of employers said there was no impact on their profitability.

News Coverage | July 22, 2015 | Work and Family

UCLA Health System Data Breach Affects 4.5 Million Patients - Los Angeles Times

Mark Savage, a health information technology expert at the National Partnership for Women & Families, a nonprofit advocacy group in Washington, said it's too early to assess UCLA's digital defenses until more details are known about what the hackers did and what protections were in place.

News Coverage | July 17, 2015 | Health Care, Health Information Technology (IT)

Lots Of Other Countries Mandate Paid Leave. Why Not The U.S.? - NPR

"Here in the U.S., while the war was going on, you had women in jobs in factories and in all kinds of jobs the men had held. But women went home" when the soldiers returned from the war, explains Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership on Women and Families.

News Coverage | July 15, 2015 | Work and Family

Praise for Patient-Centered Payment Models, Bundled Payments - RevCycle Intelligence

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) apparently gets a big thumbs up this week. Leading consumer advocacy group, the National Partnership for Women & Families (NPWF), openly praises CMS for its efforts regarding patient-centered payment models.

News Coverage | July 14, 2015 | Health Care

Medicare Plans Big Payment Changes For Knee and Hip Replacements - Los Angeles Times

"This kind of innovation is a positive and promising step toward a healthcare system that rewards value instead of volume," said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | July 10, 2015 | Health Care

Medicare plans big payment changes for knee and hip replacements - Los Angeles Times

Many consumer advocates applauded the government's move, but some industry groups urged caution. "This kind of innovation is a positive and promising step toward a healthcare system that rewards value instead of volume," said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | July 10, 2015 | Health Care

Lawmakers Aim to Help People Balance Work, Family - Stateline

“Families are really struggling, and part of the reason they can’t get ahead is they lack basic protections,” said Vicki Shabo of the National Partnership for Women & Families, an advocacy group in Washington, D.C. “The challenges they’re facing are not their individual problems to face — they’re not alone. These are challenges that really sweep the country.”

News Coverage | July 9, 2015 | Work and Family

Members Of Congress Introduce Groundbreaking Bill To Help More Women Afford Abortion - ThinkProgress

A wide range of health-focused organizations — including Planned Parenthood, Physicians for Reproductive Health, the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, the National Abortion Federation, the National Partnership for Women & Families, and the Center for Reproductive Rights — praised the effort to roll back Hyde, releasing statements on Wednesday pointing out that policy harms some of the most economically vulnerable women in the country.

News Coverage | July 8, 2015 | Health Care, Maternity

A Budget That Would Undermine and Reverse Progress on Health Care - Roll Call

National Partnership for Women & Families President Debra L. Ness authored this opinion-editorial on the proposed fiscal year 2016 Labor-HHS-Education budgets.

News Coverage | July 7, 2015 | Health Care

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