National Partnership for Women & Families

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Let's Take Luck Out of the 'Boss Lottery' - Women's eNews

Only 12 percent of U.S. workers have access to paid family leave through their employers, and nearly 40 percent of private-sector workers – and 80 percent of low-wage workers – don't have a single paid sick day, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | October 16, 2014 |

The FAMILY Act is smart policy, not just smart politics - The Hill

"Lack of access to paid family and medical leave in this country is a serious issue, and it deserves serious attention from Congress."

News Coverage | October 9, 2014

The simple policy fix that could halt the spread of the deadly enterovirus - The Week

The United States has no national paid sick day policy, which means that 40 percent of the workforce — more than 40 million private sector workers — lose income when they stay home with their kids, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | October 9, 2014 |

Push by workers for paid sick days gathers steam across U.S. - Associated Press/The Middletown Press

It takes barely three unpaid sick days to threaten the ability of a typical low-wage worker to afford groceries, rent and other necessities, said Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | October 4, 2014 |

Calif. Law Bolsters National Effort To Give Workers Paid Sick Time - Kaiser Health News

“We’re the only economically developed country in the world that doesn’t have paid sick days,” says Vicki Shabo, a vice president at the National Partnership.

News Coverage | October 3, 2014 |

Are Changes to FMLA Eligibility on the Horizon? - Roll Call's "Hill Navigator"

Advocacy groups see paid leave as the brass ring of FMLA expansions, said Vicki Shabo, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families. “All of the evidence shows that the U.S. is behind the rest of the world when it comes to paid family and medical leave.”

News Coverage | October 1, 2014

Miami-Dade Moms Among The Highest In C-Section Rates - WLRN

According to research from the National Partnership for Women and Families, more than half of mothers feel frightened during a C-section.

News Coverage | October 1, 2014

Latinas and their Families Can’t Afford Unequal Pay for Equal Work (Para Latinas la Desigualdad Salarial Cuesta Mucho) - U.S. Department of Labor's "(Work in Progress)"

According to the National Partnership for Women and Families (NPWF), in 2013 we made a whopping 55 cents to every dollar a white male makes last year — the lowest amount of any other ethnic group of women.

News Coverage | September 30, 2014

New California health information exchange names two board members - Modern Healthcare

Mark Savage, director of health information technology policy and programs for the National Partnership for Women & Families, has been named to represent the public sector and serve as the consumer representative to the California Integrated Data Exchange's board.

News Coverage | September 29, 2014

Paid Sick Leave - Ideastream's "Sound of Ideas"/The Ohio Channel

News Coverage | September 25, 2014 |

More paid leave coming to states? Four get $500K to figure it out - Washington Post

“These grants signal a real commitment from the Labor Department, and state and local leaders and advocates to find concrete, innovative ways to ensure more people in this country have access to the paid family and medical leave they need,” Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | September 25, 2014

Eight Strategies to Drive Patient Engagement and Improve Healthcare Delivery - AJMC.com

“Partnering with patients and their families can lead to improvements in patient safety and quality, better patient experience and satisfaction, healthcare workforce satisfaction and retention, better health outcomes, and lower healthcare costs,” Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, said in a statement.

News Coverage | September 24, 2014

This Supreme Court Case Will Decide Whether Companies Can Treat Pregnant Women Like Crap - Mother Jones

"Every single women in America ought to be paying attention to how the Supreme Court views the treatment of pregnant women in the workplace," Judith Lichtman, the former longtime president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, which helped fight to pass the PDA, observed in a recent joint press call featuring pro-choice women's groups and anti-abortion activists.

News Coverage | September 23, 2014

A push for paid family leave - The Baltimore Sun

Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, said paid family leave is "good for families, good for businesses and good for the economy."

News Coverage | September 19, 2014

Senate Republicans Block Paycheck Fairness Act - RH Reality Check

Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, said the vote “makes painfully clear that, despite claims to the contrary, many lawmakers are not serious about ensuring women and men are paid equally in this country.”

News Coverage | September 16, 2014

Brown Signs Bill Guaranteeing Paid Sick Leave for California Workers - California Healthline

Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, said the law's passage represents "a pivotal moment for the country and a historic first step for California."

News Coverage | September 11, 2014 |

Doctors Aren't Dummies: Support the Patient Trust Act - Huffington Post

Recently, the National Partnership for Women and Families released a report that explored the nationwide spike in laws that command doctors what to say and coerce them to administer — and bill patients for —medically unnecessary procedures.

News Coverage | September 10, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill to require paid sick leave - Los Angeles Times

An April report by the National Partnership for Women and Families, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit that advocates for such policies, said that at least five other U.S. cities had passed laws requiring paid sick leave.

News Coverage | September 10, 2014 |

Are your electronic health records safe? - Bankrate

Electronic health records allow patients to play a more active role in their care and "help doctors by facilitating access to the information they need when and where they need it," says Erin Mackay, a health information technology specialist with the nonprofit National Partnership for Women & Families in Washington, D.C.

News Coverage | September 5, 2014

The Double Helix: When The System Fails The Intertwined Needs Of Caregiver And Patient - Health Affairs

News Coverage | September 1, 2014

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