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  • Know Your Rights: Pregnancy Discrimination

    A guide to understanding the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and your right to work and seek employment free from discrimination based on pregnancy.

  • Leveraging Meaningful Use to Reduce Health Disparities: An Action Plan

    Health information technology offers great promise in addressing and reducing health disparities, yet there has been little actual progress on this critical issue. The Consumer Partnership for eHealth has created an evidence-based action plan for leveraging the EHR Incentive Program to reduce health disparities and make a positive life-altering impact for the nation’s underserved and vulnerable populations

  • Community Letter in Support of Thomas Perez's Nomination as Department of Labor Secretary

    On behalf of the National Women’s Law Center, the National Partnership for Women & Families, and the undersigned organizations, we write in strong support of the nomination of Thomas E. Perez to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor.

  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Meeting on Employer Wellness Programs: Testimony of Judith L. Lichtman, Senior Advisor, 5/8/2013

    Chair Berrien and Commissioners, my name is Judith Lichtman, and I am Senior Advisor for the National Partnership for Women & Families. We are pleased that the Commission has convened this public meeting and appreciate the opportunity to offer recommendations to promote nondiscrimination in employer wellness programs.

  • Written Testimony of Judith L. Lichtman, National Partnership Senior Advisor, on H.R.1406, the Working Families Flexibility Act

    Submitted to the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Hearing on H.R. 1406, the Working Families Flexibility Act

  • Top Ten Consumer Benefits of Health Information Technology

    The Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program (e.g. “Meaningful Use”) is an essential catalyst for improving the quality, safety and efficiency of care. Patients and families have already begun to experience early benefits, which will grow exponentially in coming years.

  • Sherfel v. Newson Issue Brief

    Wisconsin workers should be able to exercise their rights to paid leave under the Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act. But does the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act nullify a provision of Wisconsin’s Family and Medical Leave Act that permits workers to substitute employer-provided paid leave for unpaid leave?

  • Amicus Brief: Sherfel v. Gassman

    Brief Amici Curiae of National Partnership for Women & Families, Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, Legal Momentum, National Women’s Law Center and Service Employees International Union in Support of Defendants-Appellants’ Argument for Reversal.

  • A Look at the U.S. Department of Labor’s 2012 Family and Medical Leave Act Employee and Worksite Surveys

    A Look at the U.S. Department of Labor’s 2012 Family and Medical Leave Act Employee and Worksite Surveys

  • Banning Coverage of Abortion in Multi-State Insurance Plans: Moving in the Wrong Direction

    The “Stop Abortion Funding in Multi-State Exchange Plans Act” or “SAFE Act” (H.R. 346), and the Senate version of this badly misnamed legislation, the “Preventing the Offering of Elective Coverage of Taxpayer-Funded-Abortion Act of 2013” or “PROTECT Act” (S. 154), would prohibit private insurance coverage of abortion in federally administered multi-state plans established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). These bills, introduced by Representative Alan Nunnelee (R-MS) and Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), are part of a nationwide effort to limit women’s access to abortion by banning insurance coverage for it.

  • 5 Reasons Expanding Medicaid Coverage Matters to Women and Families

    The Medicaid expansion included in the Affordable Care Act is an historic opportunity to extend much needed health care coverage to millions of lower income Americans. Traditionally, Medicaid coverage has been limited to only to certain segments of the low-income adult population – parents whose dependent children live with them, disabled individuals, and pregnant women (but only for the duration of their pregnancy and 60 days afterward).

  • National Partnership for Women and Families 2012 Election Eve/Night Omnibus Nationwide Poll Results

    How important is it to you that Congress and the President consider new laws to help keep working families economically secure, including ensuring workers the right to earn paid sick days and creating a system of family and medical leave insurance - very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not important at all?

  • Amicus Brief: Maetta Vance v. Ball State University

    On Writ of Certiorari To the United States Court of Appeals For the Seventh Circuit ________ BRIEF OF NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP FOR WOMEN & FAMILIES, ET AL., AS AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONER

  • National Partnership Comments to DOL on Military Leave Provisions of the FMLA

    On behalf of the National Partnership for Women & Families, the National Military Family Association and the undersigned organizations, we thank you for the opportunity to respond to the Department of Labor’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking relating to legislative expansions of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

  • Coalition for Quality Maternity Care Letter Endorsing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

    Dear Representative Nadler: On behalf of the Coalition for Quality Maternity Care (CQMC), a coalition of national professional, consumer, and human rights organizations that promote high quality maternity care for all women and newborns, we write to thank you for your efforts to address pregnancy discrimination and promote healthy pregnancies by championing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R.5647). The CQMC is proud to endorse this legislation that would promote the health and economic security of pregnant women, their babies, and their families.

  • Letter to Congress from the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce, in support of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

    The U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce is the leading advocate on women's economic issues. Our members - both business owners and careerists - respect the needs of women to support themselves and their families. Today, more than ever, it is important that women workers have work environments where they can remain productive and earning income for their families.

  • Telemedicine: Improving Women’s Access to Health Care Through Innovation

    Telemedicine is the delivery of any health care service or the transmission of health information using telecommunications technology. It includes videoconferencing, transmission of still images, patient portals, remote monitoring of vital signs, and more.

  • Amicus Brief for the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals: Maria Escriba v. Foster Poultry Farms, Inc.

    The following amici submit this brief, with the consent of the parties, in support of Plaintiff-Appellant’s argument that an employee triggers the entitlement to job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) by notifying the employer of the need for time off to care for a family member with a serious medical condition.

  • Building Patient-Centeredness in the Real World

    The accountable care organization began life as a catchphrase signifying a shift in the relationship between a hospital and its doctors. By forming an ACO, a hospital and medical staff shared clinical and financial responsibility for coordinating care to improve quality and lower costs.

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