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Patients Are the “Missing Piece” for ACO Success - AJMC.com

“What I’m not seeing is collaboration between consumer organizations and ACOs,” said Jennifer Sweeney, vice president of the National Partnership for Women and Families. “Consumer groups have expertise when it comes to communicating with patients and families.”

News Coverage | October 20, 2014 | Health Care, Health Information Technology (IT)

Finally, Home Care Workers Start Fighting Back - Daily Beast

“The rule going into effect on schedule sends the signal that workers need to be paid fairly,” says Vicki Shabo, a vice president at the National Partnership for Women and Families. “States need to figure this out. They can’t be scrimping and balancing their budgets on the lowest paid workers, and they can’t cut workers who need care.”

News Coverage | October 19, 2014 | Workplace Fairness

The 10 worst states for women - 24/7 Wall St./USA Today

Data on the expansion of Medicaid, as policies towards maternity leave, sick days and time off from work came from the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | October 19, 2014 | Health Care, Reproductive Health, Maternity, Work and Family

Let's Take Luck Out of the 'Boss Lottery' - Women's eNews

Only 12 percent of U.S. workers have access to paid family leave through their employers, and nearly 40 percent of private-sector workers – and 80 percent of low-wage workers – don't have a single paid sick day, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | October 16, 2014 | Work and Family

Health IT policy, standards committees, JASON task force convene, suggest interoperability tactics — ONC talks long-term services today — New DeSalvo left the meeting unhappy - Politico Morning eHealth

Karen DeSalvo and Kelly Cronin from ONC will be speaking, along with reps. from the ACL, the National Partnership for Women and Families, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, CMS and more.

News Coverage | October 16, 2014 | Health Care, Health Information Technology (IT)

The simple policy fix that could halt the spread of the deadly enterovirus - The Week

The United States has no national paid sick day policy, which means that 40 percent of the workforce — more than 40 million private sector workers — lose income when they stay home with their kids, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families.

News Coverage | October 9, 2014 | Work and Family

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

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