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ONC Sets Goals For MU Stage 3 - Healthcare Technology Online

The Consumer Partnership for eHealth offered it opinion of what is needed for Stage 3, writing, “We believe the ‘Meaningful Use’ EHR Incentive Program offers a significant, unprecedented opportunity to reduce health disparities by addressing not only the multi-faceted needs of individuals and groups, but also the overlapping needs of all populations.

News Coverage | October 4, 2013

Workers Deserve Paid Sick Leave - International Brotherhood of Teamsters

The National Partnership for Women & Families says that more than 40 million private sector workers, about 40 percent of the workforce, don’t earn paid sick days.

News Coverage | October 1, 2013 |

What Obamacare Means for Women - DailyWorth

“Prior to the ACA, individual plans or small group plans would do gender rating, where they would charge a higher rate for women than men for the same insurance plan,” says Lauren Birchfield Kennedy, senior health policy counsel at the National Partnership for Women and Families. “If you were a small business that employed a majority of women, you paid a higher rate. But now you can no longer rate a plan based on gender.”

News Coverage | October 1, 2013

Expansion of Family and Medical Leave Act proposed - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Twenty years after Congress enacted the Family and Medical Leave Act, the law continues to evolve.

News Coverage | September 30, 2013

Paid Family Leave and Older Adults - National Hispanic Council on Aging

Paid family leave refers to policies that allow workers to take time off from work to recover from illness, to care for a seriously ill family member or to bond with a newly born or adopted child.

News Coverage | September 30, 2013

Rethinking Stage 3 Meaningful Use to address key care disparities - NueMD

The Consumer Partnership for eHealth (CPeH) is a non-partisan group made up of more than 50 consumer, patient and labor organizations and led by the National Partnership for Women & Families, a group that has been working in health information technology policy since 2005.

News Coverage | September 30, 2013

Expanding paid sick days in the District - Washington Post

"Expansion of the District's law on paid sick days to include bar and restaurant workers...is badly needed. It is unfortunate that opponents are trotting out the same baseless, discredited arguments they used five years ago to try to block progress."

News Coverage | September 26, 2013 | Work and Family

Workers welcome Obama’s new home health care rules - People's World

Debra Ness of the National Partnership for Women and Families... called them "a tremendous victory for home care workers, fair pay, quality care and the well-being of our nation. The home care workforce has been grossly undervalued for much too long...Nearly half of home care workers rely on public assistance to make ends meet because of poverty-level wages and few benefits. These regulations will help change this grave injustice and improve working conditions."

News Coverage | September 23, 2013

Push for LGBT data collection in Stage 3 - Healthcare IT News

"We have the chance to leverage Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use Program to make significant progress in addressing disparities, said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families - the group spearheading the CPeH coalition - in a press statement.

News Coverage | September 20, 2013

What's Best for Babies? Moms Who Get Great Benefits - Huffington Post

Right now, such benefits are still purely dependent on where you work. I can tell you about 100 employers that are committed to supporting new working parents, but for too many employees, the juggle is still a struggle. That's why we joined with the National Partnership for Women and Families to demand a federal mandate for paid family leave.

News Coverage | September 18, 2013

Fair Shot Campaign Aims To Move Work/Family Policy Fight Beyond ‘Women’s Issues’ Label - ThinkProgress

“The ability to decide when and how we have children is critical to our economic well-being,” said Judy Lichtman of the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | September 18, 2013

Poverty rate, U.S. income stuck in neutral in 2012 - Washington Times

“As a nation, we must do more to close the wage gap, which is present in every part of the country, regardless of women’s occupation, education or work patterns,” said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | September 17, 2013

Pa. proposal pushes for time off to assist children's educations - Tribune-Review

“It's past time we update our standards to reflect the realities of the way we work and live in the 21st century,” said Vicki Shabo, director of work and family programs for the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | September 16, 2013

CEO Salaries Rose 2% in 2011, Says Study - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Board members, who often hire chief executives, need to do a better job of making sure women are not shortchanged, says Judith Lichtman, senior adviser to the Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | September 16, 2013

What Do Career Women Want? - Forbes

Women are paid less than men—on average, 77 cents on the male dollar, according, most recently, to a 2013 report from the National Partnership for Women & Families.

News Coverage | September 16, 2013

7 Surprising Things About the Affordable Care Act - WebMD

"So now we'll have a new world in which women will not have to pay more than men for the same insurance policies," says Lauren Birchfield Kennedy. She is senior health policy council for the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | September 13, 2013

What’s up with the US and maternity leave? - Boston.com

Katherine also told me about legislation that's been drafted by the National Partnership for Women and Families that would give workers up to 12 weeks of paid leave at very little cost to workers or employers.

News Coverage | September 3, 2013

Consumer Groups Call for Meaningful Use Program to Address Health Disparities - Bloomberg BNA

The Consumer Partnership for eHealth (CPeH), a partnership of nearly 50 organizations, and the National Partnership for Women & Families, a patient advocacy group, released a joint Disparities Action Plan, a strategy for using health information technologies, such as electronic health records, and consumer technologies to identify and highlight race- and economic status-related health disparities.

News Coverage | August 28, 2013

Will Stage 3 Meaningful Use help reduce health disparities? - EHR Intelligence

Are the requirements for eligible hospitals and professionals doing enough to help reduce disparities in healthcare? The answer to that question is no although the EHR Incentive Programs do have the potential to do so, claim the authors of a new action plan issued by the Consumer Partnership for eHealth (CPeH).

News Coverage | August 27, 2013

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 | August 26, 2013

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