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Patients like EHRs and use them more often, survey says - Modern Healthcare

“We saw a dramatic increase in online access” by patients to their medical records, nearly doubling to 50% in the 2014 survey, compared with 26% in 2011, when a similar survey was conducted, said Mark Savage, director of HIT policy and programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families

News Coverage | December 10, 2014 | Health Care, Health Information Technology (IT)

A debate over end-of-life care - Philadelphia Inquirer

In a third essay, Debra L. Ness, of the National Partnership for Women and Families, and Beverley H. Johnson, of the Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care, urge that end-of-life care be considered a partnership among patient, family, and medical team, a collaboration, more responsive as needs change. Insurers "must reimburse for social support as well as clinical care and must be flexible enough to evolve as care plans change," they write.

News Coverage | December 10, 2014 | Health Care

Sick leave discussion takes off in city halls, statehouses across U.S. - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

As of November, 16 cities and three states have paid sick leave ordinances, according to a report from the Philadelphia Mayor's Task Force on Paid Sick Leave. But some states are passing pre-emption laws that prohibit municipalities from establishing sick leave policies — up to 11 from 2011 through 2014, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | December 9, 2014 | Work and Family

Dying in America: Report sets off discussion in Annals of Internal Medicine - Washington Post

“There may be no truer test of a health-care system than how it supports persons with advanced illness or at the end of life and the loved ones who care for them. In that regard, most would agree that our health-care system struggles and often fails," said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, and Beverley H. Johnson, president of the Institute for Patient-and Family-Centered Care.

News Coverage | December 8, 2014 | Health Care

Senate Confirms EEOC Leaders - Legal Times

“Charlotte Burrows will make an outstanding EEOC commissioner, and David Lopez’s reappointment as general counsel is both wise and well deserved,” said Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | December 3, 2014 | Workplace Fairness

Pregnancy Discrimination Case Reaches Supreme Court - ProPublica

A recent study by the National Partnership for Women & Families found that many pregnant women are denied even the simplest accommodations, such as extra bathroom breaks.

News Coverage | December 3, 2014 | Health Care, Maternity, Workplace Fairness

Pregnancy discrimination case reaches U.S. Supreme Court - McClatchy DC

"It's really tough to think, that in this day and age, when women are half the workforce, and so many families depend on their income, that women are still having to choose, and potentially, lose their job and lose their health insurance because they're pregnant," said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | December 3, 2014 | Reproductive Health, Maternity, Workplace Fairness, Work and Family, Judges and Supreme Court

Will Supreme Court endorse discrimination against pregnant workers? - Los Angeles Times

“Every family in America has a stake in the outcome of this case,” said Judith L. Lichtman, a senior advisor to the National Partnership for Women and Families, which submitted a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of 12 groups committed to maternal and fetal health.

News Coverage | December 3, 2014 | Health Care, Reproductive Health, Maternity, Workplace Fairness, Work and Family, Judges and Supreme Court

Know Your Workplace Rights If You're a Parent or Pregnant - Lifehacker

There's still lots of room for improvement, as the map above from the National Partnership for Women & Families reveals: California gets an A- while Utah and Wyoming are among the 17 worst states for new parents and families.

News Coverage | December 3, 2014 | Workplace Fairness, Work and Family

Is This Pregnancy-Discrimination Case the Next Lilly Ledbetter? - TIME

“Here we are at the end of 2014, talking about pregnancy discrimination, which we women’s rights advocates thought we had addressed and basically fixed in 1978,” says Judith Lichtman, senior adviser at the National Partnership of Women and Families.

News Coverage | December 2, 2014 | Health Care, Reproductive Health, Maternity, Workplace Fairness, Work and Family, Judges and Supreme Court

Editorial: Pregnant women deserve job protection in Supreme Court case - The Dallas Morning News

(Statistics provided by the National Partnership for Women & Families)

News Coverage | December 2, 2014 | Health Care, Reproductive Health, Maternity, Workplace Fairness, Work and Family

Where's HIT Headed in 2015? - For The Record

"Access to one's own health information is a right guaranteed to all patients by HIPAA but it's not well understood, even within the provider community," says Erin Mackay, associate director of HIT programs for the National Partnership for Women & Families. "One of the great potentials for technology is the ability to put that information at the fingertips of patients — particularly as more individuals become caregivers to their children and, increasingly, to their parents as well."

News Coverage | December 1, 2014 | Health Care, Health Information Technology (IT)

GOP’s “family values” holiday treat: 3 pro-family policies it should support that have nothing to do with abortion or birth control! - Salon

According to a 2012 poll commissioned by the National Partnership for Women and Families, 86 percent of Americans support paid leave.

News Coverage | November 28, 2014 | Workplace Fairness, Work and Family

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

So what does patient engagement in research look like (question courtesy of the National Partnership for Women and Families)? PCORI responded with the following tweet: “Should engage early and often, but it is not one size fits all,” and then referenced their engagement rubric.

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

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

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

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

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