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Trump’s Anti-Woman Cabinet: How it All Adds Up - Huffington Post

"From gutting the Affordable Care Act to undermining reproductive health care to weakening workplace protections to opposing measures to stop sexual violence, Trump’s nominees have stood outside the mainstream and against the interests of women," writes National Partnership President Debra Ness.

News Coverage | February 6, 2017 | Health Care, Reproductive Health, Workplace Fairness, Work and Family

Surreal PSA Shows Why One Woman Chose To Stay Pregnant For 5 Years - Huffington Post

A PSA from the National Partnership for Women & Families is using a surreal approach to make an important point.

News Coverage | February 1, 2017 | Work and Family

Etsy Just Reported the First Results of Its Gender-Neutral Parental Leave - Fortune

Giving those employees a promotion despite taking parental leave is a nod to Etsy, especially because a 2013 study by Childbirth Connection found that 22% of mothers surveyed for the study were were concerned about the consequences at work for taking leave, such as lower pay, worse assignments or fewer opportunities for promotion.

News Coverage | January 31, 2017 | Work and Family

'Alternative facts' and the anti-abortion movement - The Hill

National Partnership Vice President Sarah Lipton-Lubet discusses the devastating impact that anti-abortion laws based on lies have on women’s access to care.

News Coverage | January 27, 2017 | Reproductive Health

Why Women (and Men) Are Marching Today, According to Twitter Data - WIRED

The National Partnership for Women & Families tweeted, “We’re marching because the #ACA is the greatest advance for #womenshealth in a generation. #WomensMarch.”

News Coverage | January 21, 2017 | Health Care, Reproductive Health

Trump's Vow to Erase Obama's Executive Orders Takes Aim at Diversity - Bloomberg

Rescinding the orders “would have a direct and immediate effect for some workers,” said Vicki Shabo, vice president for the National Partnership for Women & Families, which advocates for more equitable workplace rules.

News Coverage | January 16, 2017 | Workplace Fairness, Work and Family

Cal INDEX and Inland Empire HIE will merge to form California's largest health information exchange; former White House technology advisor named CEO - PR Newswire

"Claudia is the ideal candidate to lead this new entity. She is a strategic and transformational leader with national experience managing and scaling health information exchanges. With Claudia, California's statewide HIE gets the rare combination of breadth and depth," said Mark Savage, Chairman of the Cal INDEX Board of Directors and director of health information technology policy and programs for the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | January 10, 2017 | Health Information Technology (IT)

Make Value The Priority - The Zetema Project

"We need the new administration to continue the movement to higher-value, people-centered care delivery," says National Partnership President Debra Ness.

News Coverage | January 9, 2017 | Health Care

Don’t Despair. Here’s Why Working Mothers Should Feel Hopeful About 2017 - Working Mother

“We know that people are more likely to go to work sick or send a sick child to school if they don’t have access to paid sick days,” Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership of Women & Families, explains. “So it’s an economic security issue for women, and it’s also a public health and a personal health issue for everyone.”

News Coverage | January 3, 2017 | Workplace Fairness, Work and Family

Anti-abortion groups expect quick action from Trump - The Hill

“I think we need to watch everything the administration does with respect to women,” said Sarah Lipton-Lubet, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families. “[Trump’s] stacking the cabinet with really the most virulent opponents of abortion and women's health.”

News Coverage | December 26, 2016 | Reproductive Health

American Express Is Giving Workers 20 Weeks of Parental Leave and $35,000 for Infertility Treatment - Fortune

Vicki Shabo, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families, says that whenever companies "recognize that employees have personal lives that should be rich and fulfilling...it's a positive thing."

News Coverage | December 12, 2016 | Work and Family

Is Donald Trump’s Cabinet Anti-Woman? - New York Times

“They will frame this as flexibility, but it’s about the federal government paying less or making it easier for states to cut back on services,” said Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | December 7, 2016 | Health Care

Exelon Commits to White House Equal Pay Pledge to Promote Gender Equity in the Workplace - Business Wire

“We commend Exelon’s dedication to promoting pay equity in the workplace by signing the White House Equal Pay Pledge, and we urge others to follow in the company’s footsteps to strengthen workplace protections for women and advance fair and family friendly policies,” said National Partnership for Women & Families President Debra Ness.

News Coverage | December 7, 2016 | Workplace Fairness

Trump health nomination prompts relief and fear - USA Today

"We need a health secretary who will fight to ensure high quality care is available and affordable to all and who will make women’s health needs, including reproductive health, a priority," Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, said in a statement. "This is essential to strengthening families, our economy and the country."

News Coverage | November 29, 2016 | Health Care, Reproductive Health

US Businesses Cheer Overtime Ruling; Many Already Upped Pay - Associated Press

"This is about the worst news they could get heading into Thanksgiving and the holiday season," said Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, a Washington, D.C.-based group that promotes workplace fairness.

News Coverage | November 23, 2016 | Workplace Fairness

CMS launches new online tool to make Quality Payment Program easier for clinicians - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

“We applaud CMS for using innovations in technology to help clinicians select and report meaningful measures for the quality of care patients receive,” said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families. “APIs hold a lot of promise for helping consumers access and use information in a more actionable and easy-to-understand way, which can lead to improved outcomes for both patients and health care providers.”

News Coverage | November 17, 2016 | Health Information Technology (IT)

How to Help Ensure a Healthy Pregnancy and Birth - Maternity Glow

In recognition of National Prematurity Awareness Month, National Partnership president Debra Ness and Dr. Sam Ho, chief medical officer of UnitedHealthcare, give tips on how expectant mothers and their families can increase the likelihood of a safe and healthy pregnancy, delivery and early postnatal period.

News Coverage | November 16, 2016 | Maternity

Family leave, an unexpected election winner?

“We saw in poll after poll, voters saying this was an issue they cared about,” said Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families. While many such policies have been supported by progressive candidates for decades, “the fact that it came up in the general election by the Republican candidate was totally unprecedented.”

News Coverage | November 10, 2016 | Work and Family

This Congress Should Take The Opportunity To Make Progress For Pregnant Workers - Huffington Post

National Partnership President Debra Ness discusses new data on pregnancy discrimination in the workplace and why we need Congress to pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.

News Coverage | October 31, 2016 | Workplace Fairness

VBAC: What every pregnant woman needs to know - Fox News Health

In the U.S., more than one in five pregnant women give birth to their first baby by C-section, according to Childbirth Connection, a program of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | October 23, 2016 | Maternity

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