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Murray launches new push for paid leave - The Hill

"Paid sick days laws are or will soon be in place in 21 places across the country and 81 percent of voters say they want lawmakers to consider new laws like paid sick days,” the National Partnership for Women & Families said in a statement. “It is past time for action at the federal level.”

News Coverage | April 23, 2015 | Work and Family

Senate passes trafficking bill 99-0, ending long abortion fight - The Hill

Debra Ness, the president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, said that even with the deal, “trafficking survivors will still face unconscionable restrictions to accessing the reproductive health services they need.”

News Coverage | April 22, 2015 | Reproductive Health

Recap: Top 17 Tweets from HIMSS15 - Seamless MD Blog

(Tweet courtesy of the National Partnership for Women & Families)

News Coverage | April 22, 2015 | Health Information Technology (IT)

Advocates Push For Paid Medical, Family Leave - Kaiser Health News

“Those who know about it are those who disproportionately work for employers who already do it,” says Vicki Shabo, a vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families. “That leaves out many lower-paid workers.”

News Coverage | April 21, 2015 | Work and Family

Proposed patient access change sparks MU debate - Healthcare IT News

The suggested modification "is a startling and unwelcome departure," said National Partnership for Women & Families President Debra L. Ness, in a statement. "All of us who care about achieving the 'Triple Aim' – better care, better health and lower costs – know that success depends on patients being equal and engaged partners, true co-creators, of their health and their care. This rule signals a turn in precisely the wrong direction."

News Coverage | April 20, 2015 | Health Information Technology (IT)

Patty Murray Vows To Pursue ‘Every Avenue' For Paid Sick Leave - Huffington Post

Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, said that “this is the time, this is the moment” to pass federal legislation on paid sick leave."

News Coverage | April 20, 2015 | Work and Family

“No MU without ME”: join the campaign to fight health data hiding - e-Patients.net

A coalition of organizations, coordinated by the National Partnership for Women & Families and Consumer Partnership for eHealth, is mounting a coordinated campaign to fight back, through social media and responses in the government regulatory process. The symbol, the “badge,” so to speak, is “No MU Without Me.”

News Coverage | April 16, 2015 | Health Information Technology (IT)

ONC promises not to abandon patient access — Energy and Commerce advances 21st Century Cures — HIMSS day 3 - Politico Morning eHealth

Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership of Women & Families, decried the rule as a “startling and unwelcome departure from the administration’s commitment to health care transformation that produces higher value, more patient- and family-centered care.”

News Coverage | April 15, 2015 | Health Information Technology (IT)

ONC loosens patient engagement requirements for MU Stage 3 - Becker's Health IT & CIO Review

Debra L. Ness, president of Washington, D.C.-based National Partnership for Women & Families, said in a statement that the revision of the rule is a "dramatic retreat from essential, ongoing efforts to make patients and their families equal partners in improving health through shared information, understanding and decisionmaking." She urged CMS to reconsider.

News Coverage | April 15, 2015 | Health Information Technology (IT)

Women still make less than men, and it costs them billions every year - Mashable

A full-time female employee in the United States makes 78 cents for every dollar a man earns, according to a new report published by the nonprofit organization the National Partnership for Women & Families

News Coverage | April 14, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

Equal Pay Day Might Sound Good—But Here’s Why We’re Not Celebrating - MTV News

“Young women are paid less on average right out of college,” said Vicki Shabo, Vice President of the National Partnership for Women & Families, told MTV News.

News Coverage | April 14, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

On Equal Pay Day, new report finds that women still only make 78 cents for every man’s dollar - GeekWire

It’s Equal Pay Day and a new report from the National Partnership for Women and Families states that women are still not doing that hot when it comes to their take-home pay.

News Coverage | April 14, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

5 things you need to know about today's Equal Pay Day, wage gap - The Plain Dealer

The wage gap between minority women and white men is even larger than the overall gap between men and women, according to an analysis released this week by the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | April 14, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

HIMSS15: Patient Engagement Tug-of-War - iHealthBeat

In a statement, Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, said the proposed rule "is a startling and unwelcome departure from the administration's commitment to health care transformation that produces higher value, more patient- and family-centered care," adding, "All of us who care about achieving the 'Triple Aim' -- better care, better health and lower costs -- know that success depends on patients being equal and engaged partners, true co-creators, of their health and their care. This rule signals a turn in precisely the wrong direction."

News Coverage | April 14, 2015 | Health Information Technology (IT)

On Equal Pay Day, Congress Still Divided Over How to Address Wage Discrimination - Bloomberg BNA's "Daily Labor Report"

The White House and congressional Democrats maintain that female workers earn 78 cents for every dollar earned by their male counterparts, citing data compiled by the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | April 14, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

Working Parents Should Be Very Happy About This Obscure Senate Vote - Huffington Post

Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, said, “There was not a big lobbying effort around this amendment,” she said. “The vote was a surprise -- but a very positive surprise.”

News Coverage | April 6, 2015 | Work and Family

Several Groups Submit Comments on ONC's Interoperability Roadmap - iHealthBeat

In its comments, the Consumer Partnership for eHealth, a non-partisan coalition led by the National Partnership for Women & Families, applauded ONC and also offered several recommendations.

News Coverage | April 3, 2015 | Health Information Technology (IT)

Health IT Groups Comment on ONC’s Interoperability Roadmap - Healthcare Informatics

The Consumer Partnership for eHealth (CPeH), the alliance of multiple patient-centered nonprofit groups led by the National Partnership for Women & Families, applauded ONC for emphasizing partnerships between patients—as well as their families and caregivers—and providers.

News Coverage | April 3, 2015 | Health Information Technology (IT)

Consumer Partnership for eHealth praises ONC's interoperability plan - Becker's Health IT & CIO Review

The Consumer Partnership for eHealth, a Washington, D.C.-based nonpartisan coalition established in 2005 and led by the National Partnership for Women & Families, said in its comments the ONC's plan supports a learning health system and the interoperability plan is inclusive of multiple types of health systems and individuals.

News Coverage | April 2, 2015 | Health Information Technology (IT)

Microsoft Requires Suppliers Give Their Employees 15 Days of Paid Sick Leave - Bloomberg BNA's "Human Resources Report"

Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, told Bloomberg BNA in an interview April 2 that Microsoft's move is “an interesting first step we haven't seen others do.”

News Coverage | April 2, 2015 | Work and Family

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