National Partnership for Women & Families

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Model State Paid Family and Medical Leave Statute

A resource for drafting a new paid family and medical leave bill at the state level.

Paid Sick Days Statutes

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

CPeH Outline Final MU Rules

CPeH comment letter outline for final MU2, MU3 rules

Model Earned Paid Sick and Safe Time Legislation

A Bill to Be Entitled “The Healthy Families and Workplaces Act”

Comments on MACRA Request for Information (November 2015)

The National Partnership for Women & Families responds to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' request for information on the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

Safe Reduction of Primary Cesarean Births: Resource List

Including National Partnership's Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing.

Safe Reduction of Primary Cesarean Births: Supporting Intended Vaginal Births

By the Council on Patient Safety in Women's Health Care

Older Adults and Family Caregivers Need Paid Leave

FACT SHEET | A fact sheet summarizing the data and reasons why older adults and caregivers need updated workplace policies, especially paid leave.

W-F Meeting Agenda PUBLIC 11-16-2015


A National Imperative: State Disparities Demonstrate Urgent Need for a Federal Paid Family and Medical Leave Law

When aggregated, data across 11 indicators reveal that the people in the United States most in need of the benefits paid leave provides are the ones who live in states that do not guarantee access to it.

Standalone State Indicators Map

A comparison of state policies and health and economic well-being across 11 indicators

The Raising of America Activist Toolkit

A list of action items that people motivated by The Raising of America film can use to help advance paid leave

Sample Tweets on The Raising of America for the Coalition

Sample tweets for promoting the film, day of action and tweet storm


Patient And Family Engagement: A Framework For Understanding The Elements And Developing Interventions And Policies


The future of obstetrics/gynecology in 2020: a clearer vision: finding true north and the forces of change


Miller 2015


Tripp 2015




Rayburn 2014


Bushman 2015

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