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Is There a Business Case For Patient Engagement? - The Health Care Blog

One group applauding the new regulations is the National Partnership for Women & Families. Christine Bechtel, vice president of the NPWF, said in a statement that the rule “recognizes the essential role that providers and their staff play encouraging patients to use this online access.”

News Coverage | March 4, 2015 | Health Care, Health Information Technology (IT)

Our C-Section Rate Won't Budge—Is It Because We Don't Trust Women's Hormones? - Pacific Standard Magazine

Childbirth Connection, the group behind the report (and now part of the National Partnership for Women and Families) organized the publication in such a way that you can read the meaty executive summary in under an hour, send the Pathway to a Healthy Birth booklet to your pregnant friend, or geek out on the full report.

News Coverage | March 3, 2015 | Health Care, Reproductive Health, Maternity

Silicon Valley's Best and Worst Jobs for New Moms (and Dads) - The Atlantic

“We find ourselves at a crossroads, where our workforce demographics, family demographics, and population dynamics are changing,” said Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families. “Big tech companies are on the leading edge of supporting families and some tech leaders are speaking out, but by and large, companies don’t necessarily see their own interest or the public interest in creating these policies.”

News Coverage | March 2, 2015 | Work and Family

Supporting Working Families - Vicki Shabo - Wharton Work/Life Integration Project, Sirius XM 111

“These issues are gaining so much momentum, and we’re seeing news article after news article writing that [paid leave and paid sick days are] 'the next big thing,' but it’s up to the people to bring these changes to fruition," said Vicki Shabo, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | March 1, 2015 | Work and Family

Hillary Clinton, Patricia Arquette, World Wrestling Entertainment exec agree: Equal pay for equal work - The Sacramento Bee

Women are shorted by more than $33.6 billion annually because of the wage gap, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families, which advocates on women’s issues.

News Coverage | February 28, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

Can abortion rights reach across the congressional aisle? - Medill on the Hill

In the 114th Congress, which convened in January, about a dozen abortion restrictions and anti-abortion bills have been introduced, according to Sarah Lipton-Lubet, director of reproductive health programs for National Partnership for Women and Families. “These bills insert politicians in the exam room,” said Lipton-Lubet.

News Coverage | February 28, 2015 | Health Care, Reproductive Health, Maternity

What Cities Are Doing—or Not—to Promote Equal Pay - Philadelphia's "Citified"

Before Boston, Seattle was ranked number one for wage disparity among the top metros in a study by the National Partnership for Women and Families, which shamed the mayor into announcing​ a task force on improving the gap.

News Coverage | February 24, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

Mind Your Own Business: And the Oscar goes to ... equal pay for women! - NewsOK

A full-time working woman in Oklahoma earns 76 cents for every dollar paid to a man, which is just shy of the national average of 77 cents on the dollar, according to an April study by the National Partnership for Women & Families relying on U.S. Census Bureau data.

News Coverage | February 23, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

Fox News’ Stacey Dash ‘Appalled’ by Patricia Arquette’s Pay-Equity Oscar Speech - MSN's "The Wrap"

Insert "Clueless" pun here, because a recent study published by the National Partnership for Women and Families found women in the United States are paid an average of 78 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly wage gap of $10,876 between full-time working men and women.

News Coverage | February 23, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

Stacey Dash Bashes Patricia Arquette - Access Hollywood/Yahoo! News

Of note, a recent study by the National Partnership for Women and Families found that women in the U.S. are paid roughly 78 cents to every dollar paid to men for the same duties.

News Coverage | February 23, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

Washington Update: Paid sick leave gets presidential push - Safety+Health Magazine

However, the Washington-based National Partnership for Women & Families, a strong proponent for paid sick leave, cited a study that found paying a worker to stay home when sick saves employers twice as much money than paying for them to work when sick.

News Coverage | February 21, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

Hormones & Healthy Birth: Avoid Interventions that Are Not Medically Necessary - Giving Birth With Confidence

The Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing report from Childbirth Connection, a program of the National Partnership for Women and Families, offers several guidelines when it comes to avoiding interventions (when not needed for medical reasons), as this is one of the most potent sources of harm when it comes to interrupting the hormonal process.

News Coverage | February 18, 2015 | Health Care, Reproductive Health, Maternity

Consumers would benefit from transparency tools on exchange websites - Managed Healthcare Executive

“To make informed decisions about their health coverage and care, consumers need access to transparent information on both the price and quality of available services, providers, and facilities,” says Lauren Birchfield Kennedy, director of health policy or the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | February 18, 2015 | Health Care

Senators propose development of maternal care quality measures - Pediatric News

Our country’s infant and maternal mortality rates are too high, and our performance on prematurity, low-birth-weight babies, cesareans, early elective deliveries, and exclusive breastfeeding lags behind that of many other nations,” said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families. “We simply must improve the quality of care for both mothers and babies – and this legislation can do that.”

News Coverage | February 13, 2015 | Health Care, Reproductive Health, Maternity

Advocates Say the Time Is Now for National Paid Sick Leave Legislation - RH Reality Check

While the press conference was happening, Philadelphia became the 17th U.S. city to pass a local law mandating paid sick days. Three states—Connecticut, California, and Massachusetts—mandate paid sick leave as well. The bulk of these advances at the city and state level have come just in the last two years, the fruits of a decade-long grassroots campaign. “What a difference a few years makes,” said Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | February 13, 2015 | Work and Family

DeLauro, Murray reintroduce legislation on paid sick days - Safety+Health Magazine

Employees without paid sick days are more likely to go to work while ill, potentially spreading infectious diseases to co-workers, according to the National Partnership for Women & Families, a proponent of sick-day legislation.

News Coverage | February 13, 2015 | Work and Family

Nutter to sign city’s first earned sick leave bill - Metro

“This is a good day for Philadelphians and for the effort to ensure that all workers in this country have this basic right,” Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families said in a statement.

News Coverage | February 12, 2015 | Work and Family

Philadelphia joins paid-leave push - The Hill

“The momentum for paid sick days is undeniable,” Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, said in a news release.

News Coverage | February 12, 2015 | Work and Family

Marketplaces Can Improve on Aiding Informed Decision Making - AJMC

“We found many promising practices that enhance transparency in the marketplace and support informed decision-making by consumers,” said Lauren Birchfield Kennedy, director of health policy at the National Partnership. “Anonymous browsing has become standard practice. Marketplace websites are starting to allow consumers to tailor their searches to align with their circumstances and preferences.”

News Coverage | February 12, 2015 | Health Care

Hormones & Healthy Birth: Bring a Loved One, Friend, or Doula for Continuous Support - Giving Birth With Confidence

Marching forward with our Hormones and Healthy Birth series, today we look at "Healthy Birth Practice 3: Bring a Loved One, Friend, or Doula for Continuous Support" and how it relates to the findings in the Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing report from Childbirth Connection, a a program of the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | February 11, 2015 | Health Care, Maternity

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