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Communications Team Observances Calendar

A calendar of key awareness days, weeks and months, and other observances, relevant for communications team planning across the organization

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.

Family Equality Council Fact Sheet

Paid Sick Days are Necessary for LGBT Families

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Coalition Letter

Current Paid Sick Days Laws

A list of all the paid sick days laws that are or will soon be in effect in the United States.

Paid Sick Days Statutes

CHART | A detailed summary of existing paid sick days laws.

Senators Who Voted for Amendment 798 Who Do Not Co-Sponsor the HFA

A list of the senators who voted for Amendment 798 but who do not yet co-sponsor the Healthy Families Act

CBS Report on Paternity Leave - Fathers' Day 2015

CBS Report on Paternity Leave - Fathers' Day 2015

Lessons From the Frontline: Strategies for Supporting Informed Consumer Decision-Making in the Health Insurance Marketplace

Roughly 16.4 million people have gained health coverage in the five years since passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and more than 11 million signed up for marketplace plans during the second open enrollment period alone.

National Partnership Comments on Wellness Regulations Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

A letter to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) from the National Partnership urging the EEOC to maintain strong civil rights protections for all workers with respect to workplace wellness programs.

Father's Day 2015 FAMILY Act Talking Points for Male Members of Congress

Sample talking points for male members of Congress to use when talking about the FAMILY Act in Father's Day 2015 communications.



Letter Forwarding Public Comments Opposing Stage 2 Modification NPRM Patient Engagement Provisions

When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed a significant retreat in key patient-engagement provisions of the Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program on April 10, the National Partnership for Women & Families informed people across the United States of the proposed amendments. Over 5,000 people, from every state and territory, sent letters urging CMS not to reverse these requirements.

Joint CPeH-CP Alliance Letter to CMS on Stage 2 Amendments

The Consumer Partnership for eHealth (CPeH), the Consumer-Purchaser Alliance (C-P Alliance), and the undersigned 50 organizations submit these formal comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services's (CMS) proposed reversal of key patient-engagement critejavascript:void(0);ria in meaningful use for 2015 to 2017.

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.

Testimony of Christine Bechtel, National Partnership Advisor, for Hearing on Health Information Exchange - A Path Toward Improving Quality and Value for Patients

Testimony of Christine Bechtel, Advisor, National Partnership for Women & Families. Submitted to the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee Hearing on Health Information Exchange - A Path Toward Improving Quality and Value for Patients

An Empty Promise: The Working Families Flexibility Act Would Give Workers Less Flexibility and Less Pay

FACT SHEET | The Working Families Flexibility Act sets up a dangerous false choice between time and money, when working families urgently need both.

Connecticut’s Paid Sick Days Law Did Not Harm Employment

SNAPSHOT | Since Connecticut’s law took effect in 2012, the rate of job growth overall and in the leisure and hospitality industry – the sector most impacted by the law – has been stronger than in prior years.

PWFA Bipartisan Sample Action Alert by NWLC

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.

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