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Paid Sick Days & Indiana

Nearly 1.08 million Indiana workers - about 46 percent of the state's private-sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Paid Sick Days in San Francisco, California

In November 2006, the voters of San Francisco made their city the first jurisdiction in the country to pass a paid sick days ordinance, passing Proposition F by 61 percent. The ordinance went into effect in February 2007, allowing all workers to earn one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked.


Paid Sick Days & Rhode Island

150,000 Rhode Island workers - about 38 percent of the state's private-sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Paid Sick Days & South Dakota

More than 125,000 South Dakota workers - about 43 percent of the state's private sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Paid Sick Days & Idaho

More than 200,000 Idaho workers - about 42 percent of the state‟s private-sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Paid Sick Days & Florida

More than 2.6 million Florida workers - about 45 percent of the state's private-sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Paid Sick Days & Virginia

More than 1.1 million Virginia workers - about 42 percent of the state's private sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Paid Sick Days & Kansas

More than 425,000 Kansas workers - about 42 percent of the state‟s private-sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Paid Sick Days & Louisiana

More than 600,000 Louisiana workers - about 42 percent of the state's private-sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Paid Sick Days & Ohio

More than 1.8 million Ohio workers - about 45 percent of the state's private sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Paid Sick Days & New Mexico

More than 255,000 New Mexico workers - about 44 percent of the state's private-sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Paid Sick Days & Montana

More than 130,000 Montana workers - about 44 percent of the state's private-sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Paid Sick Days & Alabama

More than 690,000 Alabama workers - about 47 percent of the state's private-sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Paid Sick Days & Nevada

More than 450,000 Nevada workers - about 47 percent of the state's private sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Quality Measure Concept Prioritization (December 2010)

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the measurement concepts prioritized by the HIT Policy Committee’s Quality Measures Workgroup. An essential step towards achieving the National Quality Strategy’s goals of improved health of the population, better experiences of care for patients and their families, and slowing of cost growth is the ability to measure the dimensions of quality contributing most significantly to these outcomes.


Personal Health Records and Emerging Technologies (December 2010)

We appreciate this opportunity to provide comment to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) on Personal Health Records and related emerging technologies (collectively referred to here as “PHRs”). These comments are submitted on behalf of the Consumer Partnership for eHealth (CPeH), a coalition of national and local consumer, patient and labor organizations that, since 2005, has served as a strong and diverse consumer voice advocating for patient-centered policies related to health information technology.


Comments on the Draft Framework for the National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy (December 3, 2010)

The National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council, chaired by the Surgeon General, released a draft framework for the National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy. The National Prevention Strategy will guide the Council in developing more specific recommendations, action steps, and strategies to improve the health and quality of life for all Americans.


Family Equality Council Fact Sheet

Paid Sick Days are Necessary for LGBT Families


Busting the Myths about Paid Sick Days

Nearly 40 million private-sector workers in the United States don’t have a single paid sick day to recover from an illness or to care for a sick family member.


Building Better Workplaces for Family Caregivers

Millions of Americans who are elderly, disabled, or chronically ill rely on family caregivers, as do our nation's children. Many of these family caregivers are struggling to manage both their caregiving responsibilities and the jobs they need to support their families.


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