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Takeaways From Health Affairs’ Twitter Chat With PCORI - Health Affairs Blog

News Coverage | November 26, 2014 | Health Care, Health Information Technology (IT)

Will Your State Make Life Easier For Working Families Next Year? - ThinkProgress

News Coverage | November 25, 2014 | Health Care, Reproductive Health, Maternity, Workplace Fairness, Work and Family

The Woman Who’s Making a Difference for Pregnant Workers - Ms. Magazine Blog

News Coverage | November 25, 2014 | Health Care, Reproductive Health, Maternity, Workplace Fairness, Work and Family, Judges and Supreme Court

Most in S.C. say women face discrimination - Bluffton Today

Last year, the National Partnership for Women and Families released findings that showed in South Carolina, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $31,330 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $41,464 per year.

News Coverage | November 20, 2014 | Workplace Fairness

Health Insurance for Women: How to Pick the Best Plan - U.S. News & World Report

The National Partnership for Women and Families cautions that pregnancy-related counseling, prenatal care, midwifery services, enhanced coverage for high-risk pregnancies, labor and delivery services outside of a hospital setting and neonatal care may not be included in every plan.

News Coverage | November 14, 2014 | Health Care, Reproductive Health, Maternity

Your Guide to Changing Paid Sick Leave Laws - Bloomberg Businessweek

The nonprofit National Partnership for Women and Families has pushed for paid sick time laws, which it considers “basic minimum protections that working families need, so they won’t have to lose a job or forfeit income when they have the flu or a family member is sick,” says Vicki Shabo, the organization’s vice president.

News Coverage | November 6, 2014 | Workplace Fairness, Work and Family

Breastfeeding Mom Graduation Photo Goes Viral - Yahoo! Parenting

The reason this image resonates with so many is that it’s a symbol, explains Vicki Shabo of the National Partnership & Women and Families. “This photo encapsulates the dual demands placed on women increasingly taking on the role of breadwinners in families and also committed to giving their kids the right start,” she tells Yahoo Parenting. “It shows a lot of the dualities women face every day.”

News Coverage | November 4, 2014 | Health Care, Reproductive Health, Maternity, Work and Family

6 Ways to Attract and Retain Female IT Talent - CIO

News Coverage | October 30, 2014 | Work and Family

Patients Are the “Missing Piece” for ACO Success - AJMC.com

“What I’m not seeing is collaboration between consumer organizations and ACOs,” said Jennifer Sweeney, vice president of the National Partnership for Women and Families. “Consumer groups have expertise when it comes to communicating with patients and families.”

News Coverage | October 20, 2014 | Health Care, Health Information Technology (IT)

Birth control and the Hobby Lobby decision - Bankrate

Reach out to Planned Parenthood for help finding affordable birth control in your area, says Sarah Lipton-Lubet, director of reproductive health programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families in Washington. "They will help you find a health care center near you where you can get access to affordable contraception," she says.

News Coverage | October 20, 2014 | Reproductive Health

Finally, Home Care Workers Start Fighting Back - Daily Beast

“The rule going into effect on schedule sends the signal that workers need to be paid fairly,” says Vicki Shabo, a vice president at the National Partnership for Women and Families. “States need to figure this out. They can’t be scrimping and balancing their budgets on the lowest paid workers, and they can’t cut workers who need care.”

News Coverage | October 19, 2014 | Workplace Fairness

Health IT policy, standards committees, JASON task force convene, suggest interoperability tactics — ONC talks long-term services today — New DeSalvo left the meeting unhappy - Politico Morning eHealth

News Coverage | October 16, 2014 | Health Care, Health Information Technology (IT)

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 | Maternity

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 | Work and Family

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 | Health Information Technology (IT)

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 | Health Information Technology (IT)

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 | Work and Family

Mitch McConnell’s old, new agenda - MSNBC

News Coverage | July 14, 2014 | Work and Family

The U.S.’s exceptionally bad support for parental leave - Washington Post

News Coverage | June 25, 2014 | Work and Family

The Secret Benefits Of Paid Sick Days For All - ThinkProgress

Guaranteed paid leave reinforces “the idea of caregiving and taking care of oneself as a value and a norm, standardized across gender,” Vicki Shabo, director of work and family programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families, added.

News Coverage | March 13, 2014 | Work and Family

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