The Consumer Partnership for eHealth (CPeH) is a non-partisan group made up of more than 50 consumer, patient and labor organizations and led by the National Partnership for Women & Families, a group that has been working in health information technology policy since 2005.
"Expansion of the District's law on paid sick days to include bar and restaurant workers...is badly needed. It is unfortunate that opponents are trotting out the same baseless, discredited arguments they used five years ago to try to block progress."
Debra Ness of the National Partnership for Women and Families... called them "a tremendous victory for home care workers, fair pay, quality care and the well-being of our nation. The home care workforce has been grossly undervalued for much too long...Nearly half of home care workers rely on public assistance to make ends meet because of poverty-level wages and few benefits. These regulations will help change this grave injustice and improve working conditions."
"We have the chance to leverage Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use Program to make significant progress in addressing disparities, said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families - the group spearheading the CPeH coalition - in a press statement.
Right now, such benefits are still purely dependent on where you work. I can tell you about 100 employers that are committed to supporting new working parents, but for too many employees, the juggle is still a struggle. That's why we joined with the National Partnership for Women and Families to demand a federal mandate for paid family leave.
“The ability to decide when and how we have children is critical to our economic well-being,” said Judy Lichtman of the National Partnership for Women and Families.
“As a nation, we must do more to close the wage gap, which is present in every part of the country, regardless of women’s occupation, education or work patterns,” said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.
Board members, who often hire chief executives, need to do a better job of making sure women are not shortchanged, says Judith Lichtman, senior adviser to the Partnership for Women and Families.
Women are paid less than men—on average, 77 cents on the male dollar, according, most recently, to a 2013 report from the National Partnership for Women & Families.
“It's past time we update our standards to reflect the realities of the way we work and live in the 21st century,” said Vicki Shabo, director of work and family programs for the National Partnership for Women and Families.
"So now we'll have a new world in which women will not have to pay more than men for the same insurance policies," says Lauren Birchfield Kennedy. She is senior health policy council for the National Partnership for Women and Families.
Katherine also told me about legislation that's been drafted by the National Partnership for Women and Families that would give workers up to 12 weeks of paid leave at very little cost to workers or employers.
The Consumer Partnership for eHealth (CPeH), a partnership of nearly 50 organizations, and the National Partnership for Women & Families, a patient advocacy group, released a joint Disparities Action Plan, a strategy for using health information technologies, such as electronic health records, and consumer technologies to identify and highlight race- and economic status-related health disparities.
Are the requirements for eligible hospitals and professionals doing enough to help reduce disparities in healthcare? The answer to that question is no although the EHR Incentive Programs do have the potential to do so, claim the authors of a new action plan issued by the Consumer Partnership for eHealth (CPeH).
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.
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced $67 million in grant awards to 105 Navigator grant applicants in Federally-facilitated and State Partnership Marketplaces.
"The National Partnership for Women & Families put out a new Q&A guide to the FMLA in honor of the 20th anniversary. The guide is a great resource for employees, employers and anyone looking to learn more about taking FMLA leave and how to navigate the law."
“Farzad Mostashari has been a visionary, innovative leader who has done a tremendous amount to put our nation on a path to health care that is coordinated, efficient and patient- and family-centered,” said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, part of the Consumer Partnership for eHealth.
"Our public policies are completely out of touch with how families are living and working today, and what new families and caregivers need," Shabo told LiveScience.
“We're very excited. Tom Perez has a background that gives us faith” that DOL will continue to protect workers, Sarah Crawford, director of workplace fairness at the National Partnership for Women and Families, said.
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