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The FAMILY Act is smart policy, not just smart politics - The Hill

"Lack of access to paid family and medical leave in this country is a serious issue, and it deserves serious attention from Congress."

News Coverage | October 9, 2014 | Work and Family

Push by workers for paid sick days gathers steam across U.S. - Associated Press/The Middletown Press

It takes barely three unpaid sick days to threaten the ability of a typical low-wage worker to afford groceries, rent and other necessities, said Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | October 4, 2014 | Work and Family

Calif. Law Bolsters National Effort To Give Workers Paid Sick Time - Kaiser Health News

“We’re the only economically developed country in the world that doesn’t have paid sick days,” says Vicki Shabo, a vice president at the National Partnership.

News Coverage | October 3, 2014 | Work and Family

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

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 | Health Care, Maternity

Latinas and their Families Can’t Afford Unequal Pay for Equal Work (Para Latinas la Desigualdad Salarial Cuesta Mucho) - U.S. Department of Labor's "(Work in Progress)"

According to the National Partnership for Women and Families (NPWF), in 2013 we made a whopping 55 cents to every dollar a white male makes last year — the lowest amount of any other ethnic group of women.

News Coverage | September 30, 2014 | Workplace Fairness

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)

More paid leave coming to states? Four get $500K to figure it out - Washington Post

“These grants signal a real commitment from the Labor Department, and state and local leaders and advocates to find concrete, innovative ways to ensure more people in this country have access to the paid family and medical leave they need,” Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | September 25, 2014 | Work and Family

Paid Sick Leave - Ideastream's "Sound of Ideas"/The Ohio Channel

"Even employers that do have policies, about 40% of workers say they have penalties, demerits, for taking a sick day," Vice President of the National Partnership for Women & Families, Vicki Shabo said.

News Coverage | September 25, 2014 | Work and Family

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)

This Supreme Court Case Will Decide Whether Companies Can Treat Pregnant Women Like Crap - Mother Jones

"Every single women in America ought to be paying attention to how the Supreme Court views the treatment of pregnant women in the workplace," Judith Lichtman, the former longtime president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, which helped fight to pass the PDA, observed in a recent joint press call featuring pro-choice women's groups and anti-abortion activists.

News Coverage | September 23, 2014 | Workplace Fairness

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

Senate Republicans Block Paycheck Fairness Act - RH Reality Check

Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, said the vote “makes painfully clear that, despite claims to the contrary, many lawmakers are not serious about ensuring women and men are paid equally in this country.”

News Coverage | September 16, 2014 | Workplace Fairness

Brown Signs Bill Guaranteeing Paid Sick Leave for California Workers - California Healthline

Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families, said the law's passage represents "a pivotal moment for the country and a historic first step for California."

News Coverage | September 11, 2014 | Workplace Fairness

Doctors Aren't Dummies: Support the Patient Trust Act - Huffington Post

Recently, the National Partnership for Women and Families released a report that explored the nationwide spike in laws that command doctors what to say and coerce them to administer — and bill patients for —medically unnecessary procedures.

News Coverage | September 10, 2014 | Health Care, Reproductive Health

Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill to require paid sick leave - Los Angeles Times

An April report by the National Partnership for Women and Families, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit that advocates for such policies, said that at least five other U.S. cities had passed laws requiring paid sick leave.

News Coverage | September 10, 2014 | Work and Family

Are your electronic health records safe? - Bankrate

Electronic health records allow patients to play a more active role in their care and "help doctors by facilitating access to the information they need when and where they need it," says Erin Mackay, a health information technology specialist with the nonprofit National Partnership for Women & Families in Washington, D.C.

News Coverage | September 5, 2014 | Health Care, Health Information Technology (IT)

The Double Helix: When The System Fails The Intertwined Needs Of Caregiver And Patient - Health Affairs

This is among the recommendations in “Care Plans 2.0,” developed by the Consumer Partnership for eHealth, a program of the National Partnership for Women and Families.

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

The Obama Administration’s stealth plan to remake the workplace - Fortune

“It’s something we had been asking for. We were told it wouldn’t happen,” says Vicki Shabo, a vice president at the partnership. “It’s a testament to the administration’s ability to figure out what it can do legally.”

News Coverage | August 28, 2014 | Workplace Fairness

New #WEmatter Twitter Campaign Amplifies Women's Economic Security Woes - Progress Illinois

"This is a broad-based response to what we've seen as growing momentum over the last months and years in support of public policies that address these critical issues for families," said Vicki Shabo, vice president at the National Partnership for Women & Families, one of the many organizations behind the #WEmatter campaign. "We're optimistic that this is going to cause public officials and traditional media to sit up and take notice, and that's a critical first step in bringing the policy changes that we need."

News Coverage | August 26, 2014 | Workplace Fairness, Work and Family

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