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I Liked My Epidural, Before I Read this Report - Women's eNews

"We have come to use interventions that were developed to meet very specific needs in a very casual way," said Carol Sakala, director of programs at Childbirth Connection, a program of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | January 23, 2015

Obama Urges Congress To Make Paid Sick Leave Mandatory - NPR

"What businesses find is that workers are better able to take care of the family responsibilities they might have, come back to work, be more productive, be more engaged and less likely to drop out of the workforce," said Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | January 16, 2015 |

A debate over end-of-life care - Philadelphia Inquirer

News Coverage | December 10, 2014

Patient Engagement Rises with Consumer EHR Satisfaction - EHR Intelligence

The overwhelming majority of patients believe that electronic health records (EHRs) are useful for physicians and valuable for their care, according to a newly released survey by the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | December 10, 2014

Dying in America: Report sets off discussion in Annals of Internal Medicine - Washington Post

“There may be no truer test of a health-care system than how it supports persons with advanced illness or at the end of life and the loved ones who care for them. In that regard, most would agree that our health-care system struggles and often fails," said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, and Beverley H. Johnson, president of the Institute for Patient-and Family-Centered Care.

News Coverage | December 8, 2014

Know Your Workplace Rights If You're a Parent or Pregnant - Lifehacker

News Coverage | December 3, 2014

Will Supreme Court endorse discrimination against pregnant workers? - Los Angeles Times

“Every family in America has a stake in the outcome of this case,” said Judith L. Lichtman, a senior advisor to the National Partnership for Women and Families, which submitted a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of 12 groups committed to maternal and fetal health.

News Coverage | December 3, 2014

Pregnancy discrimination case reaches U.S. Supreme Court - McClatchy DC

News Coverage | December 3, 2014

Pregnancy Discrimination Case Reaches Supreme Court - ProPublica

A recent study by the National Partnership for Women & Families found that many pregnant women are denied even the simplest accommodations, such as extra bathroom breaks.

News Coverage | December 3, 2014

Senate Confirms EEOC Leaders - Legal Times

“Charlotte Burrows will make an outstanding EEOC commissioner, and David Lopez’s reappointment as general counsel is both wise and well deserved,” said Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | December 3, 2014

Is This Pregnancy-Discrimination Case the Next Lilly Ledbetter? - TIME

“Here we are at the end of 2014, talking about pregnancy discrimination, which we women’s rights advocates thought we had addressed and basically fixed in 1978,” says Judith Lichtman, senior adviser at the National Partnership of Women and Families.

News Coverage | December 2, 2014

Editorial: Pregnant women deserve job protection in Supreme Court case - The Dallas Morning News

News Coverage | December 2, 2014

GOP’s “family values” holiday treat: 3 pro-family policies it should support that have nothing to do with abortion or birth control! - Salon

According to a 2012 poll commissioned by the National Partnership for Women and Families, 86 percent of Americans support paid leave.

News Coverage | November 28, 2014

Takeaways From Health Affairs’ Twitter Chat With PCORI - Health Affairs Blog

News Coverage | November 26, 2014

The Woman Who’s Making a Difference for Pregnant Workers - Ms. Magazine Blog

News Coverage | November 25, 2014

Will Your State Make Life Easier For Working Families Next Year? - ThinkProgress

News Coverage | November 25, 2014

Most in S.C. say women face discrimination - Bluffton Today

Last year, the National Partnership for Women and Families released findings that showed in South Carolina, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $31,330 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $41,464 per year.

News Coverage | November 20, 2014

Health Insurance for Women: How to Pick the Best Plan - U.S. News & World Report

The National Partnership for Women and Families cautions that pregnancy-related counseling, prenatal care, midwifery services, enhanced coverage for high-risk pregnancies, labor and delivery services outside of a hospital setting and neonatal care may not be included in every plan.

News Coverage | November 14, 2014

Your Guide to Changing Paid Sick Leave Laws - Bloomberg Businessweek

The nonprofit National Partnership for Women and Families has pushed for paid sick time laws, which it considers “basic minimum protections that working families need, so they won’t have to lose a job or forfeit income when they have the flu or a family member is sick,” says Vicki Shabo, the organization’s vice president.

News Coverage | November 6, 2014 |

Breastfeeding Mom Graduation Photo Goes Viral - Yahoo! Parenting

The reason this image resonates with so many is that it’s a symbol, explains Vicki Shabo of the National Partnership & Women and Families. “This photo encapsulates the dual demands placed on women increasingly taking on the role of breadwinners in families and also committed to giving their kids the right start,” she tells Yahoo Parenting. “It shows a lot of the dualities women face every day.”

News Coverage | November 4, 2014

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