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Navy’s new retention tool: longer maternity leave - MarketWatch

“What the secretary has done has started an important conversation about leave policies,” said Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, a nonprofit advocacy group in Washington D.C.

News Coverage | May 14, 2015 | Work and Family

Facebook raises minimum pay for contractors to $15 per hour - Reuters

"Corporate America is beginning to step forward to adopt these policies – in Facebook’s case, by saying the company won’t be party to poverty wages and practices that force workers to choose between job and family," Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, said in a statement.

News Coverage | May 13, 2015 | Workplace Fairness, Work and Family

White House and Labor Advocates Praise Move by Facebook for Higher Wages - New York Times' "Bits"

Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, called the announcement “groundbreaking.” She wrote: “The company won’t be party to poverty wages and practices that force workers to choose between job and family. This may well be what a tipping point looks like.”

News Coverage | May 13, 2015 | Workplace Fairness, Work and Family

Facebook sets improved wages, benefits for contract workers - USA Today

"Facebook's extraordinary announcement marks the dawn of a new day in this country," said National Partnership for Women & Families President Debra Ness.

News Coverage | May 13, 2015 | Workplace Fairness, Work and Family

Going back to work while grieving - Washington Post's "On Leadership"

(Data provided by Childbirth Connection, a program of the National Partnership for Women & Families)

News Coverage | May 13, 2015 | Work and Family

Quinn: Facebook embraces its contract workers - San Jose Mercury News

Facebook's plan "goes beyond anything we have seen," said Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, a nonprofit advocacy group. "This is corporate responsibility in the 21st century at its best."

News Coverage | May 12, 2015 | Workplace Fairness, Work and Family

Civil rights groups urge USPS to change policies for pregnant workers - The Hill

In a letter to Postmaster General and CEO Megan Brennan, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the National Partnership for Women & Families called the current requirements “outdated, unfair and potentially illegal.”

News Coverage | May 4, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

More than two dozen organizations join call by internists and others for policies to reduce firearm injuries and deaths in U.S. - American College of Physicians

(Document and recommendations endorsed by the National Partnership for Women & Families)

News Coverage | May 1, 2015 | Health Care, Reproductive Health

'Consent in childbirth is a joke': How British women are silenced in the delivery room - The Telegraph

(Statistics provided by Childbirth Connection, a program of the National Partnership for Women & Families)

News Coverage | May 1, 2015 | Health Care, Maternity

Which companies offer the best paternity perks? - CNBC/TODAY

"There's definitely stigma that's still involved," said Vicki Shabo, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families. "Cultures where employers look less favorably, or employees think they'll be looked on less favorably, if they take [parental] leave."

News Coverage | April 30, 2015 | Work and Family

Budget plan calls for $194 billion in unidentified cuts to federal workforce - Washington Post's "The Fed Page"

In a letter to Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the National Partnership for Women & Families said, “The Postal Service continues to maintain a legally indefensible position that allows for discriminatory treatment against its own employees.”

News Coverage | April 30, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

Nguyen: Care based on politics is not good medicine - Houston Chronicle

Too often the Texas Legislature inserts politics into the exam room. Both patients and providers suffer as a result. Unfortunately, Texas is not alone - a 2014 report by the National Partnership for Women & Families, "Bad Medicine: How a Political Agenda is Undermining Women's Health Care," finds that a majority of states have one or more laws like these.

News Coverage | April 29, 2015 | Reproductive Health

Is This 'Meaningful Use'? Docs Say Yes, Patients Unsure - Medpage Today

"The proposed modification to Meaningful Use ... is a startling and unwelcome departure from the administration's commitment to healthcare transformation that produces higher value, more patient- and family-centered care," Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families here, said in a statement.

News Coverage | April 28, 2015 | Health Information Technology (IT)

How is the doctor-patient relationship changing? It’s going electronic. - Washington Post

(Statistics provided by the National Partnership for Women & Families)

News Coverage | April 27, 2015 | Health Information Technology (IT)

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

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