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Passages: Plan so later years can be comfortably extended - USA Today

For others, maybe it's not until 70, when body parts start aching for replacement. "It begins as soon as people start to develop health problems," suggests Deborah Ness, leader of the Campaign for Better Care and president of the National Partnership for Women and Families. "We're finding that more and more people are developing chronic health conditions earlier than they used to."

News Coverage | January 11, 2011

Connecticut Should Set Trend on Paid Sick Leave - Womens eNews

When he moves into the governor's mansion next month, Connecticut will be poised to become the first state to enact legislation allowing workers to earn paid sick days, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families in Washington, D.C.

News Coverage | January 7, 2011 |

Solis Announces New Appointments, Leadership for 2011 ERISA Advisory Council - OHS

Portia Wu is vice president of the National Partnership for Women and Families in Washington, D.C., where she develops and advocates for policies to increase women's and families' economic security.

News Coverage | January 7, 2011

Workers Without Sick Days Are Bad For Your Health - Business News Daily

“This study has important implications for the nation’s economy,” said Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families. “With unemployment so high and job searches taking so long, greater access to earned paid sick days will help ensure that workers won’t lose their jobs if they get sick or a child needs care.”

News Coverage | January 7, 2011 |

Roundup: STIs and HIV Continue to Wreak Havoc While the United States Congress ... - RH Reality Check (blog)

RH Reality Check (blog) Drawing from a report by the National Partnership for Women & Families, MNT notes that one of the bills (A 3274) would transfer $5 million ...

News Coverage | November 24, 2010

Lame-Duck Congress Has Women's Work to Do - Womens eNews

Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, has said the bill would be "the perfect bookend" to a Congress that began with the enactment of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which reversed a Supreme Court ruling that gutted pay protections for victims of discrimination.

News Coverage | November 16, 2010

Medicare agency launches innovation center, announces new demonstrations - The Hill (blog)

Consumer advocate Debra Ness of the National Partnership for Women and Families also applauded the news. "For those of us who are working on better ... ...

News Coverage | November 16, 2010

Think Flexibly/Act Locally: The National Dialogue on Workplace Flexibility Goes on the Road - Huffington Post

At the same time, the National Partnership for Women and Families and Family Values @ Work released a report -- "Dallas Workers Speak" -- outlining how employees "satisfaction correlates with a positive workplace culture that embraces flexibility and fosters trust."

News Coverage | November 9, 2010

Five domains set for Stage 2 quality reporting - Fierce EMR

The workgroup also is trying to figure out several tricky issues related to quality measurement, according to Policy Committee member Christine Bechtel, VP of the National Partnership for Women and Families. The workgroup will present its recommendations to the full committee in November.

News Coverage | November 5, 2010

Sick at work? Health experts say 'go home' - The Columbus Dispatch

According to the National Partnership for Women and Families, about 55 percent of U.S. workers don't have paid sick days.

News Coverage | November 5, 2010 |

Strengthen the Equal Pay Act - Boston.com

The National Partnership for Women and Families found that in Massachusetts, a typical woman working full time is paid $43,452 a year, while a similar man is paid $55,555, creating a wage gap of $12,103.

News Coverage | November 5, 2010

Advocates Push ACOG to Remove Barriers to VBACs - RH Reality Check

Maureen Corry of Childbirth Connection said, “Overall, it’s dubious that these guidelines will in fact open up access for women.” Lamaze International said, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families, that the ‘”immediately available” wording included in the guidelines could still present challenges to women who want to deliver via VBAC.”

News Coverage | October 28, 2010

Women managers still paid less than male peers - Dayton Business Journal

A separate report by the National Partnership for Women and Families recently indicated that women in Ohio have a wider pay gap than those nationwide. The report shows the wage gap between fully employed men and women in Ohio sits at $11,586. By comparison, the national wage gap is $10,622 per year.

News Coverage | September 29, 2010

Less Work, More Life - The Progressive

In our time, feminist and women’s groups, including MomsRising.org and the National Partnership for Women and Families, have led the way in promoting work-life balance policies, demanding paid family leave, paid sick days, and flexible hours.

News Coverage | September 7, 2010

For vets, records at the click of a blue button - ModernHealthcare.com

Christine Bechtel is vice president of the not-for-profit National Partnership for Women & Families and serves on the federally chartered Health IT Policy ... 46 Groups ...

News Coverage | September 1, 2010

Family values? - Boston Globe

Boston Globe They are an acknowledgment of the realities of family life today, says Portia Wu, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families: Four in ... Boston Globe Editorial Argues For Increased ...

News Coverage | August 15, 2010

Testimony: Health IT should be used to improve patient health status - DOTmed.com

Christine Bechtel, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, spoke with DOTmed about her testimony. Bechtel is also a member of the ...

News Coverage | August 6, 2010

US Senate Gives Support to Paid Leave - About Working Moms

Millions of families risk their economic stability and security when they need to care for new babies or sick family members, said Debra Ness, ...

News Coverage | August 2, 2010

Senate OKs Paid Leave; Hamas Bans Window Lingerie - Women's eNews

... maternity leave--said Debra L. Ness, the president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, in a press statement released July 30. ...

News Coverage | July 31, 2010

Elena Kagan's role on Supreme Court: defender of 'ordinary people'? - Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science Monitor ... time in history - three women will serve together on our highest court," said Debra Ness, president of the National ...

News Coverage | July 20, 2010

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