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13 Experts Reflect on 2013 Health IT Progress, Frustrations and Hopes for 2014 - iHealthBeat

2013 marked significant growth in the adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records, as well as some key changes that could affect the future of the program.

News Coverage | January 2, 2014 | Health Care

UPMC contends it is not subject to affirmative action audits - TribLIVE

The National Women's Law Center, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the National Partnership for Women & Families joined in one brief, while SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania filed a second one. Both filings contend that UPMC's arguments aim to scuttle affirmative action protections that have governed federal contractors for decades.

News Coverage | December 31, 2013

Family Leave Laws Enacted In 10 Cities And States In 2013 - NPR

Ten cities and states have passed laws guaranteeing access to some kind of family leave this year, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families. NPR's Jennifer Ludden speaks with director Vicki Shabo about efforts to make family leave mandatory.

News Coverage | December 29, 2013

Creating a Family Friendly America - U.S. News & World Report

News Coverage | December 26, 2013

FMLA 20 Years Later: It’s Time To Take It Further - THELAW.TV

MLA was intended to be a “first step on the road to a family-friendly nation,” Debra Nass of the National Partnership for Women and Families, which helped draft FMLA, said. Yet in 20 years, there has been virtually no expansion.

News Coverage | December 24, 2013

Bill to boost family leave pay makes its way in Congress - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"We're in a very different place. We're in a cultural moment where the democratic forces, the political forces and the economic forces are all pointed to address the very real need of keeping people in the workforce and addressing the changing family needs of child care and elder care," said Vicki Shabo, director of work and family programs.

News Coverage | December 22, 2013

New York senator wants paid family and medical leave for U.S. workers - Deseret News

The National Partnership spearheaded efforts to pass the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and now leads a large coalition supporting Gillibrand’s bill.

News Coverage | December 19, 2013

Happy Moms, Happy Dads, Happy Kids: Why Paid Leave Is Good for Everyone - Glamour

And hooray for that, because according to the National Partnership for Women and Families, when men are able to take paternity leave they are more involved in their children's care and more committed throughout the child's life.

News Coverage | December 16, 2013

Being family friendly takes more than words - The Hill's "Congress Blog"

"Being a truly family friendly legislator means advancing proposals like the FAMILY Act that will help women, their families and our country."

News Coverage | December 16, 2013

FAMILY Act Would Guarantee Paid Family and Medical Leave for All Workers - RH Reality Check

The FAMILY Act is backed by groups such as the Center for American Progress, which proposed a similar measure in 2009, and the National Partnership for Women and Families, which wrote and helped pass the FMLA.

News Coverage | December 13, 2013

An important act for American families - MSNBC's The Cycle

Vicki Shabo joins to discuss the importance of the recently-proposed Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act to millions of Americans.

News Coverage | December 12, 2013

Study: LGBT Workers Caught in Gap Between Work, Family - Edge on the Net

So says a new study brief from the Movement Advancement Project, the Center for American Progress and by the Human Rights Campaign (in partnership with A Better Balance, Family Values at Work and the National Partnership for Women & Families). It’s called An Impossible Choice: LGBT Workers and Family Leave Laws.

News Coverage | December 12, 2013

What Happened When I Didn't Have Paid Family Leave - Huffington Post

According to the National Partnership for Women & Families , a mere 11 of the U.S. work force has paid family leave through their employer, and fewer than 40 percent have access to personal medical leave through an employer-provided temporary insurance program.

News Coverage | December 12, 2013

Boston Leads the Metropolis Charge to Erase Gender Wage Gap - Huffington Post

When Seattle mayor Mike McGinn read the April issued report from the National Partnership for Women and Families, he found that Seattle had the widest gender wage gap out of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the country.

News Coverage | December 12, 2013

Updated: Pillard makes five women judges on D.C. Circuit; groups say she will ‘strengthen’ court - Legal Newsline

Judith Lichtman, senior advisor for the National Partnership for Women and Families, said Thursday Pillard’s confirmation will help not only the D.C. Circuit but also the nation’s federal courts.

News Coverage | December 12, 2013

New Act Proposes National Paid Family Leave Policy - New York Times' "Motherlode"

“This law will make our culture in general more accepting of workers who have work-family demands,” Ms. Shabo said, “in the same way that the Family Medical Leave Act changed culture around caregiving and normalized unpaid time off.”

News Coverage | December 11, 2013

Stage 3 Meaningful Use Should Incorporate Criteria to Reduce Disparities, Advocates Say - HIT Consultant

The National Partnership for Women & Families states the extra time associated with announced delay in stage 3 Meaningful Use must be used to advance consumer goals.

News Coverage | December 10, 2013

Officials working to improve pay equity for women: They’re paid 33 percent less than males - Missoulian

Those numbers persist despite the fact that there 37,454 households in Montana are headed by women, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | December 9, 2013

Fast Food Protests Bring Out the Twitter Fan Mail - Women's eNews

The National Partnership for Women and Families and The United Food and Commercial Workers, both based in Washington, D.C., also expressed support.

News Coverage | December 6, 2013

To Make Hospitals Less Deadly, a Dose of Data - New York Times' "Fixes"

“There is no longer a question of whether or not people have a right to information about quality, and that hospitals should be transparent and accountable,” said Debra L. Ness, the president of the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | December 4, 2013

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