The National Partnership for Women and Families and The United Food and Commercial Workers, both based in Washington, D.C., also expressed support.
“There is no longer a question of whether or not people have a right to information about quality, and that hospitals should be transparent and accountable,” said Debra L. Ness, the president of the National Partnership for Women and Families.
In fact, a National Partnership for Women & Families exit poll conducted during the 2012 election found that 96 percent of Democrats and 72 percent of Republicans considered it very or somewhat important that the federal government consider new laws to keep families economically secure—including creating a system of insurance that would fund paid family leave.
Lauren Kennedy, senior health policy counsel for the National Partnership for Women & Families, says a pregnant woman like Stanley is going to be better off picking a policy from an exchange than trying to strike out on her own.
Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women& Families, said there is “a tremendous amount at stake” in these cases. The court's ultimate decision “will have a profound impact on women's health and well-being,” she said.
"We urge the court to uphold the contraceptive coverage requirement, and let doctors and their patients decide which health services women need," Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, said in a statement. "No woman should be denied coverage for birth control because of where she works."
The National Partnership for Women and Families reports females who work full time in Tennessee miss out on $7 billion per year, which translates to nearly a year and a half worth of food and seven more months of mortgage and utility payments.
The coalition urged health-care providers to communicate more with their patients and their patients’ families to develop personalized care plans and get patients take a more active role in their health goals, officials with the Consumer Partnership for eHealth said.
The Consumer Partnership for eHealth, which represents advocacy organizations, released its framework for CarePlans 2.0, which the organizations describe as "the next generation" of care plans.
The Consumer Partnership for eHealth, a coalition of advocacy organizations, has issued a framework for CarePlans 2.0, a next generation of health and care plans that embeds patient-centered principles in an electronic environment to improve communication and foster better outcomes.
Various organizations and individuals have defined person-centered care as a goal in itself or instead, as a means for achieving a goal.
Those testifying in favor of House Bill 298 included representatives from the Family Values at Work Consortium, PathWaysPA and the National Partnership for Women and Families.
According to Shabo, because the FAMILY Act would act as social insurance rather than a labor standard, it isn’t meant to supplant the FMLA. “Ideally, we see FMLA expansion moving on a parallel track, so that we’re also providing greater access to the FMLA for folks,” Shabo says.
According to the National Partnership for Women and Families, black women in N.Y. earn 79 cents and Latina women in N.Y. earn 64 cents to every dollar earned by white men.
The effects of having employees go to work while sick can be far ranging, noted Vicki Shabo, director of work and family programs for the Washington, D.C.,-based National Partnership for Women & Families.
“Make no mistake, this legislation is being proposed as a next step by those who aim to overturn Roe v. Wade. It is blatantly unconstitutional, banning abortion before viability and violating women’s fundamental right to make the very personal decision whether or not to continue a pregnancy,’ said Andrea Friedman, director of reproductive health programs at the National Partnership for Women and Families.
At the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting in Boston this week, the organization officially approved 17 policy statements, including one calling for the US to improve access to paid sick and family leave and one urging the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to require workplace injury and illness prevention programs.
Patient and family engagement is gaining acceptance as a strategy to integrate the wisdom and experiences of patients, caregivers, and the advocacy groups that represent them into efforts to improve healthcare outcomes and quality.
"There are a number of reports that have come out about wage theft, which is depriving workers of overtime pay," said Vicki Shabo, director of work and family programs for the National Partnership for Women & Families.
The National Partnership for Women and Families, a non-partisan non-profit organization advocating for women’s rights since 1971, is the source of the gender pay gap report.
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