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Politicians are invading our medical exam rooms - Washington Post

Opinion writer Catherine Rampell discusses the implications of the Politics in the Exam Room: A Growing Threat report.

News Coverage | October 19, 2015 | Reproductive Health

State Laws Are Reaching Into The Exam Room To Interfere With Doctors And Their Patients - Think Progress

“It’s an unprecedented coalition, and I think that really speaks to the depth and breadth of this growing problem we’re seeing,” said Sarah Lipton-Lubet, the director of reproductive health programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families, the organization that spearheaded the new report. “We thought it was really important to come together and expose what was happening here.”

News Coverage | October 17, 2015 | Reproductive Health

The Strange Laws That Dictate What Your Doctor Tells You - The Atlantic

According to the report, written jointly by the National Partnership for Women & Families, National Physicians Alliance, Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, more than 15 million Americans live within a mile of a fracking well that was recently drilled.

News Coverage | October 16, 2015 | Reproductive Health

Paid family leave movement follows gay rights playbook, bypasses Congress - Fortune

“This past year, in part because of heightened momentum and the emphasis that Obama has put on paid leave, we’ve seen 17 states propose legislation based on this issue,” says Vicki Shabo, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | October 9, 2015 | Work and Family

Planned Parenthood Is Under Attack. What Do We Do? Stand Up, Fight Back! - Ms. Magazine

Planned Parenthood supporters voiced outrage over the hearings, calling them “callous” and “mean-spirited.” Said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, in a statement.

News Coverage | September 29, 2015 | Reproductive Health

These Fortune 500 Companies Make Billions — but Won’t Pay for Your Maternity Leave - DailyWorth

Since FMLA’s inception in 1993, American men and women have used it more than 200 million times, the National Partnership for Women & Families estimates.

News Coverage | September 28, 2015 | Work and Family

Federal 20-Week Abortion Ban Fails to Proceed Through Senate - Care2.com

“Today, extremists pushed an unconstitutional national 20-week abortion ban, and tomorrow they threaten to continue holding the federal budget hostage to their dangerous agenda,” said Debra L. Ness, President, National Partnership for Women & Families, via statement. “It’s past time politicians exit the exam room. Women in this country need and deserve access to comprehensive reproductive health services, including abortion care.”

News Coverage | September 22, 2015 | Reproductive Health

No One Left Behind: Technology can be used to cut health care disparities - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Consumer Partnership for eHealth, led by the National Partnership for Women & Families, has pushed for minimum standards in electronic health records to ensure they collect enough information on patient ethnicity and other factors to inform care. It’s also demanded that records be made available to patients in multilingual formats that explain jargon in layman’s terms, said Mark Savage, the director of health information technology policy and programs.

News Coverage | September 19, 2015 | Health Information Technology (IT)

30 Years of the 100 Best: Debra L. Ness - Working Mother

Our own Debra L. Ness discusses our changing workplace culture.

News Coverage | September 17, 2015 | Work and Family

The Unexpected News About Women, Men And Retirement - Forbes

New U.S. Census Bureau data released just today determined that women and their families are losing $10,672 in income every year due to the gender-based wage gap, says Debra L. Ness, President of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | September 17, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

Hey, Politicians: Let's Stop Treating Working Mothers Like Second-Class Citizens - Women's Health

Experts like Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, say universal paid leave could help change this culture. A culture in which, studies show, employers consider mothers to be less competent and less committed to their jobs, and moms receive fewer raises and promotions than childless coworkers.

News Coverage | September 16, 2015 | Work and Family

Business School Professors Push for Paid Family and Sick Leave Legislation - Bloomberg Business

"The business school community was missing from the debate," says Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, the advocacy group behind the letter.

News Coverage | September 16, 2015 | Work and Family

Why Paid Leave Matters for the Future of Business - Harvard Business Review

We hope that this adds to the tremendous momentum in support of paid leave, and to the efforts of advocacy groups like the National Partnership for Women & Families, which is leading the charge for the FAMILY Act.

News Coverage | September 16, 2015 | Work and Family

DOL rule lets federally contracted workers openly discuss pay - The Hill

“This harmful gap has remained largely unchanged for the past decade,” the partnership’s president, Debra Ness, said in a statement. “Coupled with the president’s paid sick days and paid family and medical leave announcement earlier this week, this rule is further evidence that the progress working families urgently need is possible.”

News Coverage | September 10, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

We Need Paid Family and Medical Leave for Life’s Happy, Sad and Scary Times - Working Mother

"The FAMILY Act would mean we could take the time we need to recover from a serious illness, take care of a loved one or welcome a new child," writes National Partnership Vice President Vicki Shabo in this piece for Working Mother magazine.

News Coverage | September 4, 2015 | Work and Family

Boosting Family Leave Is Often About Getting Workers To Stay - NPR

Vicki Shabo, vice president at the National Partnership for Women and Families, says today's leave policies have a socioeconomic divide. "As we saw with Netflix, sometimes companies have one set of policies for their most highly compensated ... white-collar workers and then a different set of policies or no policies at all for their hourly workers or lower-skilled workers," Shabo says

News Coverage | September 1, 2015 | Work and Family

Paycheck parity: Assembly backs equal pay for women - L.A. Times

When speaking in support of the measure, Assemblywoman Nora Campos (D-San Jose) cited a study by the National Partnership for Women and Families, which found that working women in California lose $33.6 billion each year due to the wage gap.

News Coverage | August 27, 2015 | Workplace Fairness

Being Able to Get My Heath Data Helps Parents and All Caregivers - MomsRising

This blog post by National Partnership President Debra L. Ness reminds parents and caregivers about the value of health data access especially during back-to-school season.

News Coverage | August 26, 2015 | Health Information Technology (IT)

Understanding Your Electronic Medical Records - U.S News & World Report

Health information technology plays a critical role in national efforts to reform health care, says Mark Savage, director of health information technology policy and programs at the National Partnership of Women and Families, a nonprofit advocacy organization in the District of Columbia that leads the Consumer Partnership for eHealth. "These systems can lead to better health, better care and better value for people across the country," says Savage, noting that many consumers want online access to their records.

News Coverage | August 24, 2015 | Health Information Technology (IT)

Who else has accessed your medical data? - L.A. Times

"If somebody gets access to your checking account, the bank will reimburse you. If somebody gets access to your health information, there's a broader range of things that can happen and it doesn't necessarily un-ring that bell," says Mark Savage, director of health IT policy and programs with the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | August 21, 2015 | Health Information Technology (IT)

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