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Rethinking Stage 3 Meaningful Use to address key care disparities - NueMD

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.

News Coverage | September 30, 2013

Expanding paid sick days in the District - Washington Post

"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."

News Coverage | September 26, 2013 | Work and Family

Workers welcome Obama’s new home health care rules - People's World

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."

News Coverage | September 23, 2013

Push for LGBT data collection in Stage 3 - Healthcare IT News

"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.

News Coverage | September 20, 2013

What's Best for Babies? Moms Who Get Great Benefits - Huffington Post

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.

News Coverage | September 18, 2013

Fair Shot Campaign Aims To Move Work/Family Policy Fight Beyond ‘Women’s Issues’ Label - ThinkProgress

“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.

News Coverage | September 18, 2013

Poverty rate, U.S. income stuck in neutral in 2012 - Washington Times

“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.

News Coverage | September 17, 2013

CEO Salaries Rose 2% in 2011, Says Study - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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.

News Coverage | September 16, 2013

What Do Career Women Want? - Forbes

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.

News Coverage | September 16, 2013

Pa. proposal pushes for time off to assist children's educations - Tribune-Review

“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.

News Coverage | September 16, 2013

7 Surprising Things About the Affordable Care Act - WebMD

"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.

News Coverage | September 13, 2013

What’s up with the US and maternity leave? - Boston.com

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.

News Coverage | September 3, 2013

Consumer Groups Call for Meaningful Use Program to Address Health Disparities - Bloomberg BNA

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.

News Coverage | August 28, 2013

Will Stage 3 Meaningful Use help reduce health disparities? - EHR Intelligence

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).

News Coverage | August 27, 2013

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 | August 26, 2013

New resources available to help consumers navigate the Health Insurance Marketplace - HHS.gov

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.

News Coverage | August 15, 2013

What's the big deal about FMLA? - Miami Herald

"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."

News Coverage | August 8, 2013

Mostashari’s departure brings praise for tireless EHR advocate - EHR Intelligence

“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.

News Coverage | August 7, 2013

Prince William: Why Paternity Leave Is Good for the Whole Family - LiveScience

"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.

News Coverage | July 31, 2013

Employers Want More Cooperation, Less Enforcement From New Labor Secretary - Bloomberg BNA

“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.

News Coverage | July 30, 2013

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