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Pathway to a Healthy Birth: Poster for Clinicians Japanese (no bleed)


Pathway to a Healthy Birth: Poster for Women Japanese (no bleed)


National Partnership Comments on Hospital Star Ratings Program (July 2016)

We commend the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for developing Hospital Star Ratings, which will be a valued and important tool for consumers looking to make informed choices about their hospital care.


Memo: Paid Family and Medical Leave is a Winning Issue

A memo to interested parties on why paid family and medical leave is a winning political issue.


FAMILY Act Coalition Letter to Congress

On behalf of the undersigned organizations and the tens of millions of working families we represent, we urge you to become a co-sponsor of the Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY) Act.


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.


Coalition for Better Care Comments on MACRA Proposed Rule (June 2016)


National Partnership Comments on MACRA Proposed Rule (June 2016)

The National Partnership for Women & Families submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on the proposed rule for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.


Consumer Partnership for eHealth Comments on MACRA Proposed Rule (June 2016)


Consumer Benefits of Health IT

This fact sheet outlines how health information technology supports patients and family caregivers (revised version).


Paid Leave Works in California, New Jersey and Rhode Island

FACT SHEET | Studies of the nation's three paid family leave programs demonstrate how well paid leave policies work for workers, families and businesses.


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.


The EACH Woman Act (H.R. 2972): Ensuring Equal Access to Abortion Coverage for Every Woman

The ability to make personal health care decisions should not depend on how much money a woman makes or where she gets her health insurance. To fight back against these harmful bans, Representative Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) introduced the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act of 2015 (H.R. 2972). This groundbreaking legislation would put an end to politicians denying women insurance coverage for medical care they need. Since its introduction in July 2015, it has gained over 100 co-sponsors.


Updating the Family and Medical Leave Act

FACT SHEET | An assessment of the historic Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) that includes an explanation of the law and reasons and opportunities for amending it.


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.


Consumer Partnership for eHealth Comments on Request for Information on Assessing Interoperability for MACRA (June 2016)

The Consumer Partnership for eHealth comments on ONC's Request for Information regarding Assessing Interoperability for MACRA, or the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.


Pain Medications Preference Scale by Penny Simkin


Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing: Evidence and Implications for Women, Babies, and Maternity Care Executive Summary

This is the executive summary for the Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing: Evidence and Implications for Women, Babies, and Maternity Care report.


Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing: Evidence and Implications for Women, Babies, and Maternity Care Abstract and Recommendations

This is the abstract and Recommendations to Promote, Support, and Protect Physiologic Childbearing for the Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing: Evidence and Implications for Women, Babies, and Maternity Care report.


Fact Sheet: Physiologic Birth versus Cesarean Section

This is a fact sheet based on the Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing report.


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