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Panel urges HIT focus on medication adherence - Healthcare Risk Management Review

Health Information Technology (HIT) policy needs to focus on improving patient medication adherence in order to realize the goals of improving patient health and achieving cost savings in the US health care system, according to an expert panel convened by NEHI (Network for Excellence in Health Innovation) and Prescriptions for a Healthy America.

News Coverage | February 13, 2014

Women Get Less Paid Leave Than Men - ThinkProgress

Women are far less likely than men to get paid leave from their workplaces, according to a new survey commissioned by American Women, the National Partnership for Women & Families, and the Rockefeller Family Fund.

News Coverage | February 12, 2014

MU Stage 3 In The Works - Health IT Outcomes

The plan for Stage 3 Meaningful Use is currently being drafted and is expected to ready for submission to the Health IT Policy Committee on the Feb. 14, reports Healthcare IT News.

News Coverage | February 12, 2014

‘Mad Men’ era of U.S. family policy coming to an end? - Washington Post

“This is a reflection of the strong recognition across the country, across region, across class, race, and gender, that something needs to change,” said Vicki Shabo, director of the work and family programs at the National Partnership.

News Coverage | February 12, 2014

West Virginia Legislator Attempts to Add Anti-Choice Amendments to Pregnancy Discrimination Bill - RH Reality Check

News Coverage | February 11, 2014

Guarantee of paid sick days stirs debate - NorthJersey.com

The push for sick-leave legislation began in San Francisco, where a group of restaurant workers organized support for a measure that was put on the ballot in November 2006, and won with 61 percent of the vote, said Vicki Shabo, director of work and family programs for the National Partnership for Women and Families, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group.

News Coverage | February 9, 2014 | Work and Family

Women Are Less Likely To Earn Paid Extended Leave Than Men, New Poll Finds - Huffington Post

"These new data confirm what people across the country have long known, and what too many members of Congress have yet to address - that our nation’s workplace policies are out of sync with real life in this era, and women and families suffer terribly as a result," Ness said in a statement to HuffPost.

News Coverage | February 6, 2014

Abortion rights activists gearing up in Louisiana - Melissa Harris-Perry

In November, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals passed regulations affecting the state’s abortion clinics, imposing new space requirements on abortion providers that not one of the state’s five existing clinics would be able to meet.

News Coverage | February 1, 2014

Why Are Workplaces Still Not Ready For Pregnant Workers? - ThinkProgress

The majority of new moms say they worked while they were pregnant, yet their employers often failed to accommodate their pregnancies before giving birth or their needs afterward, according to a new survey from the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | January 31, 2014

Difficulties for Pregnant Women - Politico Pulse

It’s now usual for women to work professionally while pregnant, but many encounter significant barriers to success on the job, according to a survey brief released by the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | January 31, 2014

President Urges Lawmakers to Act on Jobs, Leaves Open Possibility for Unilateral Moves - Bloomberg BNA

Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, praised Obama for addressing the issue, but said he can do more to promote pay equity.

News Coverage | January 30, 2014

Women's Groups Use SOTU to Stake Out Agenda - Women's eNews

Throughout the country, Ness said, workers need the chance to earn paid sick days so they can "recover from illness and care for sick children and family members."

News Coverage | January 30, 2014

Childbirth Connection Becomes Program of NPWF - United States Breastfeeding Committee

The National Partnership for Women & Families and Childbirth Connection announced that they have joined forces, with Childbirth Connection becoming a core program of the National Partnership.

News Coverage | January 29, 2014

Women front and center in Obama’s State of the Union address - Al Jazeera America

“The way people experience these issues isn’t necessarily in buckets," said Vicki Shabo, director of work and family programs at the National Partnership for Women and Families. "The same person may be paid less than her male co-worker and therefore can’t afford child care, and when her kid gets sick she can’t take leave.”

News Coverage | January 29, 2014

Paid Leave Laws Catch On Across the Nation - NPR

On the other hand, Vicki Shabo of the National Partnership for Women and Families says paid leave can be a lifesaver for workers. She says more women than ever are breadwinners for their families even as they remain the primary caregiver.

News Coverage | January 28, 2014

Bill would require paid sick leave - U-T San Diego

Connecticut is the only state in the nation to have adopted a paid sick leave law, according to the National Partnership for Women & Families, an advocacy group.

News Coverage | January 21, 2014 |

Wisconsin may eliminate ban on 7-day work weeks - MSNBC

“It’s the employer that gets to decide when and under what circumstances you can take this comp time,” National Partnership for Women and Families senior adviser Judith Lichtman told MSNBC at the time, an argument that would be echoed by opponents of the seven-day work week bill.

News Coverage | January 17, 2014

Moms in ‘Survival Mode’ as U.S. Trails World on Benefits - Bloomberg

Workers would be able to take a partial paid leave of up to 12 weeks for the birth or adoption of a child, their own serious health condition or that of a child, spouse or domestic partner.

News Coverage | January 15, 2014

DeSalvo Discusses Future of Health IT in First Remarks as ONC Leader - iHealthBeat

In a release, Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, wrote that DeSalvo has an "impressive ability to bring diverse stakeholders together" and "understands well how to address the challenges associated with building health IT infrastructure in our local communities."

News Coverage | January 15, 2014

DeSalvo steps into ONC amid pressing challenges - Medical Practice Insider

"DeSalvo’s on-the-ground experience in New Orleans demonstrates her impressive ability to bring diverse stakeholders together. We are confident that she will use those skills to build support for efforts to ensure that health IT is used to achieve the triple aim of better health, better healthcare and lower costs for patients and families," Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families said in a prepared statement, calling on DeSalvo to prioritize the needs of patients and families within health IT policy.

News Coverage | January 14, 2014

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