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  • Fathers Need Paid Family and Medical Leave

    FACT SHEET | A national paid family and medical leave insurance program would provide mothers and fathers with much-needed pay when they need time off for family or medical reasons.

  • Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnant Workers: State and Local Laws

    A summary of existing state and local laws that require employers to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant workers.

  • The D.C. Medicaid Abortion Ban: Disastrous Policy for Low-Income D.C. Residents

    This disastrous policy impacts 55,000 D.C. women of reproductive age enrolled in Medicaid; pushing abortion care out of reach for many.

  • Statement for the record submitted to the House Ways & Means Committee_5.8.2019

    A key part of our work to advance paid leave has involved developing policy solutions, and we have been honored to work with advocates and legislators in six states plus the District of Columbia that have adopted paid family and medical leave laws that now cover approximately 33 million people. Evidence from the state paid family and medical leave programs proves that a national program can cover every working person in the United States and be funded in a responsible, affordable way.

  • Federal Legislation to Improve Maternal Health: Summary and Status

    The table below summarizes introduced legislation with the potential to improve maternal health outcomes and address the dire and persistent disparities in maternal mortality between Black and white women.

  • The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: A Section-by-Section Summary

    A section-by-section summary of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which would ensure reasonable workplace accommodations for pregnant women who need them.

  • A Blueprint for Improving Maternity Care in the United States: What Policymakers Can Do

    The United States is failing women and infants. Maternal and newborn health outcomes are worse than they are in other high-income nations, and costs are high. Not enough women in this country can receive safe, evidence-based maternity care that truly reflects their needs and preferences.

  • Fact Sheet: The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

    FACT SHEET | Details on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and why it is critical for pregnant workers and their families that Congress take action.

  • Advancing Health Equity: Addressing the Role of Structural Racism

    In the United States, health and racism are inextricably linked. Racism and discrimination are deeply ingrained in the social, political, and economic fabric of our society and have a harmful impact on individuals and communities of color.

  • An open letter in support of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act from leading private-sector employers

    Women’s labor force participation is critical to the strength of companies, the growth of our economy and the financial security of most modern families. Leading companies urge the passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.

  • The Best Mother’s Day Gifts From Congress: Policies Mothers Need to Thrive

    FACT SHEET | While our country claims to value mothers and families, our policies are making childbirth more dangerous, pushing working moms out of the labor force, perpetuating a punishing gender wage gap and blocking people from deciding when and if to become a parent.

  • Paid Sick Days Enhance Women’s Abortion Access and Economic Security

    Everyone needs time to access health care without risking their economic stability. Paid sick days allow a person to recover from short-term illnesses, access preventive care, undergo a basic medical procedure or care for a sick child or family member. Yet, more than 34 million people working in the private sector don’t have a single paid sick day and, for too many of them, taking time away from work to attend to their health means risking their jobs and financial stability.

  • Know Your Rights: St. Paul + Paid Sick Time

    Because not everyone who needs access to abortion care may be aware of paid sick days laws, we partnered with the National Network of Abortion Funds to create this Know Your Rights document for St. Paul.

  • Know Your Rights: Minneapolis + Paid Sick Time

    Because not everyone who needs access to abortion care may be aware of paid sick days laws, we partnered with the National Network of Abortion Funds to create this Know Your Rights document for Minneapolis.

  • Know Your Rights: Duluth + Paid Sick Time

    Because not everyone who needs access to abortion care may be aware of paid sick days laws, we partnered with the National Network of Abortion Funds to create this Know Your Rights document for Duluth.

  • Know Your Rights: Arizona + Paid Sick Time

    Because not everyone who needs access to abortion care may be aware of paid sick days laws in their state, we partnered with the National Network of Abortion Funds to create this Know Your Rights document for Arizona.

  • Social Determinants of Health

    Addressing the social determinants of health is recognized as a key strategy to improve health outcomes, and potentially reduce health disparities. Here's a policy framework for policymakers and the private sector.

  • Not Enough Family Friendly Policies: High Stakes for Women and Families

    FACT SHEET | Women make up nearly half of the U.S. workforce and are the primary or co-breadwinners in two-thirds of families. But our nation’s public policies don’t reflect this reality.

  • Tackling Maternal Health Disparities: A Look at Four Local Organizations with Innovative Approaches

    Maternal health disparities have many causes, but disparate social conditions and a lack of prenatal care or substandard maternal care are often key factors. Community-based maternal care models can help to narrow the disparities in maternal health outcomes by providing expanded prenatal, childbirth and postpartum support that is respectful and culturally relevant to at-risk women.

  • Improving Maternal Health Outcomes Requires Bold Congressional Action

    The United States is currently experiencing a maternal health crisis. Bold legislation is required to significantly improve outcomes and save women’s lives.

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