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Childbirth Connection Becomes Program of NPWF - United States Breastfeeding Committee

The National Partnership for Women & Families and Childbirth Connection announced that they have joined forces, with Childbirth Connection becoming a core program of the National Partnership.

News Coverage | January 29, 2014 | Health Care, Reproductive Health, Maternity

Paid Leave Laws Catch On Across the Nation - NPR

On the other hand, Vicki Shabo of the National Partnership for Women and Families says paid leave can be a lifesaver for workers. She says more women than ever are breadwinners for their families even as they remain the primary caregiver.

News Coverage | January 28, 2014 | Work and Family

The Embarrassing State of Parental Leave in the US - PayScale Career News

News Coverage | January 22, 2014 | Reproductive Health

Bill would require paid sick leave - U-T San Diego

Connecticut is the only state in the nation to have adopted a paid sick leave law, according to the National Partnership for Women & Families, an advocacy group.

News Coverage | January 21, 2014 | Campaigns, Work and Family

Wisconsin may eliminate ban on 7-day work weeks - MSNBC

“It’s the employer that gets to decide when and under what circumstances you can take this comp time,” National Partnership for Women and Families senior adviser Judith Lichtman told MSNBC at the time, an argument that would be echoed by opponents of the seven-day work week bill.

News Coverage | January 17, 2014 | Work and Family

DeSalvo Discusses Future of Health IT in First Remarks as ONC Leader - iHealthBeat

In a release, Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, wrote that DeSalvo has an "impressive ability to bring diverse stakeholders together" and "understands well how to address the challenges associated with building health IT infrastructure in our local communities."

News Coverage | January 15, 2014 | Health Care, Health Information Technology (IT)

DeSalvo steps into ONC amid pressing challenges - Medical Practice Insider

"DeSalvo’s on-the-ground experience in New Orleans demonstrates her impressive ability to bring diverse stakeholders together. We are confident that she will use those skills to build support for efforts to ensure that health IT is used to achieve the triple aim of better health, better healthcare and lower costs for patients and families," Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families said in a prepared statement, calling on DeSalvo to prioritize the needs of patients and families within health IT policy.

News Coverage | January 14, 2014 | Health Care, Health Information Technology (IT)

This Week in Poverty: Signing Off - The Nation

News Coverage | January 13, 2014 | Workplace Fairness, Work and Family

Meet the chutzpah hospital!: Healthcare giant defies feds, denies it has employees - Salon

NWLC, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the National Partnership for Women & Families, and the Service Employees International Union filed briefs Monday with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals contesting the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s case against the OFCCP.

News Coverage | January 3, 2014 | Workplace Fairness

13 Experts Reflect on 2013 Health IT Progress, Frustrations and Hopes for 2014 - iHealthBeat

2013 marked significant growth in the adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records, as well as some key changes that could affect the future of the program.

News Coverage | January 2, 2014 | Health Care, Health Information Technology (IT)

UPMC contends it is not subject to affirmative action audits - TribLIVE

The National Women's Law Center, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the National Partnership for Women & Families joined in one brief, while SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania filed a second one. Both filings contend that UPMC's arguments aim to scuttle affirmative action protections that have governed federal contractors for decades.

News Coverage | December 31, 2013 | Workplace Fairness

Family Leave Laws Enacted In 10 Cities And States In 2013 - NPR

Ten cities and states have passed laws guaranteeing access to some kind of family leave this year, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families. NPR's Jennifer Ludden speaks with director Vicki Shabo about efforts to make family leave mandatory.

News Coverage | December 29, 2013 | Work and Family

Creating a Family Friendly America - U.S. News & World Report

News Coverage | December 26, 2013 | Work and Family

FMLA 20 Years Later: It’s Time To Take It Further - THELAW.TV

MLA was intended to be a “first step on the road to a family-friendly nation,” Debra Nass of the National Partnership for Women and Families, which helped draft FMLA, said. Yet in 20 years, there has been virtually no expansion.

News Coverage | December 24, 2013 | Work and Family

Bill to boost family leave pay makes its way in Congress - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"We're in a very different place. We're in a cultural moment where the democratic forces, the political forces and the economic forces are all pointed to address the very real need of keeping people in the workforce and addressing the changing family needs of child care and elder care," said Vicki Shabo, director of work and family programs.

News Coverage | December 22, 2013 | Work and Family

New York senator wants paid family and medical leave for U.S. workers - Deseret News

The National Partnership spearheaded efforts to pass the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and now leads a large coalition supporting Gillibrand’s bill.

News Coverage | December 19, 2013 | Work and Family

Being family friendly takes more than words - The Hill's "Congress Blog"

"Being a truly family friendly legislator means advancing proposals like the FAMILY Act that will help women, their families and our country."

News Coverage | December 16, 2013 | Work and Family

Happy Moms, Happy Dads, Happy Kids: Why Paid Leave Is Good for Everyone - Glamour

And hooray for that, because according to the National Partnership for Women and Families, when men are able to take paternity leave they are more involved in their children's care and more committed throughout the child's life.

News Coverage | December 16, 2013 | Work and Family

FAMILY Act Would Guarantee Paid Family and Medical Leave for All Workers - RH Reality Check

The FAMILY Act is backed by groups such as the Center for American Progress, which proposed a similar measure in 2009, and the National Partnership for Women and Families, which wrote and helped pass the FMLA.

News Coverage | December 13, 2013 | Work and Family

What Happened When I Didn't Have Paid Family Leave - Huffington Post

According to the National Partnership for Women & Families , a mere 11 of the U.S. work force has paid family leave through their employer, and fewer than 40 percent have access to personal medical leave through an employer-provided temporary insurance program.

News Coverage | December 12, 2013 | Work and Family

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