Childbirth Connection, the group behind the report (and now part of the National Partnership for Women and Families) organized the publication in such a way that you can read the meaty executive summary in under an hour, send the Pathway to a Healthy Birth booklet to your pregnant friend, or geek out on the full report.
“We find ourselves at a crossroads, where our workforce demographics, family demographics, and population dynamics are changing,” said Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families. “Big tech companies are on the leading edge of supporting families and some tech leaders are speaking out, but by and large, companies don’t necessarily see their own interest or the public interest in creating these policies.”
“These issues are gaining so much momentum, and we’re seeing news article after news article writing that [paid leave and paid sick days are] 'the next big thing,' but it’s up to the people to bring these changes to fruition," said Vicki Shabo, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families.
Women are shorted by more than $33.6 billion annually because of the wage gap, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families, which advocates on women’s issues.
In the 114th Congress, which convened in January, about a dozen abortion restrictions and anti-abortion bills have been introduced, according to Sarah Lipton-Lubet, director of reproductive health programs for National Partnership for Women and Families. “These bills insert politicians in the exam room,” said Lipton-Lubet.
Before Boston, Seattle was ranked number one for wage disparity among the top metros in a study by the National Partnership for Women and Families, which shamed the mayor into announcing a task force on improving the gap.
A full-time working woman in Oklahoma earns 76 cents for every dollar paid to a man, which is just shy of the national average of 77 cents on the dollar, according to an April study by the National Partnership for Women & Families relying on U.S. Census Bureau data.
Of note, a recent study by the National Partnership for Women and Families found that women in the U.S. are paid roughly 78 cents to every dollar paid to men for the same duties.
Insert "Clueless" pun here, because a recent study published by the National Partnership for Women and Families found women in the United States are paid an average of 78 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly wage gap of $10,876 between full-time working men and women.
However, the Washington-based National Partnership for Women & Families, a strong proponent for paid sick leave, cited a study that found paying a worker to stay home when sick saves employers twice as much money than paying for them to work when sick.
The Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing report from Childbirth Connection, a program of the National Partnership for Women and Families, offers several guidelines when it comes to avoiding interventions (when not needed for medical reasons), as this is one of the most potent sources of harm when it comes to interrupting the hormonal process.
“To make informed decisions about their health coverage and care, consumers need access to transparent information on both the price and quality of available services, providers, and facilities,” says Lauren Birchfield Kennedy, director of health policy or the National Partnership for Women & Families.
Employees without paid sick days are more likely to go to work while ill, potentially spreading infectious diseases to co-workers, according to the National Partnership for Women & Families, a proponent of sick-day legislation.
Our country’s infant and maternal mortality rates are too high, and our performance on prematurity, low-birth-weight babies, cesareans, early elective deliveries, and exclusive breastfeeding lags behind that of many other nations,” said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families. “We simply must improve the quality of care for both mothers and babies – and this legislation can do that.”
While the press conference was happening, Philadelphia became the 17th U.S. city to pass a local law mandating paid sick days. Three states—Connecticut, California, and Massachusetts—mandate paid sick leave as well. The bulk of these advances at the city and state level have come just in the last two years, the fruits of a decade-long grassroots campaign. “What a difference a few years makes,” said Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families.
“The momentum for paid sick days is undeniable,” Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, said in a news release.
“We found many promising practices that enhance transparency in the marketplace and support informed decision-making by consumers,” said Lauren Birchfield Kennedy, director of health policy at the National Partnership. “Anonymous browsing has become standard practice. Marketplace websites are starting to allow consumers to tailor their searches to align with their circumstances and preferences.”
“This is a good day for Philadelphians and for the effort to ensure that all workers in this country have this basic right,” Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families said in a statement.
HealthCare.gov and 14 state-run exchanges could do more to help patients make informed choices about their insurance plans, according to a new analysis from the National Partnership for Women & Families.
According to a National Partnership for Women and Families (NPWF) survey of U.S. women who gave birth between July 2011 and 2012, 9 percent of pregnant women who requested schedule changes or time off while pregnant (for reasons relating to their pregnancy, such as prenatal appointments) said their requests were denied.
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