National Partnership for Women & Families

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Arkansas Women and the Wage Gap

An analysis showing just how much the gender-based wage gap costs Arkansas women and their families.


Louisiana Women and the Wage Gap

An analysis showing just how much the gender-based wage gap costs Louisiana women and their families.


Delaware Women and the Wage Gap

An analysis showing just how much the gender-based wage gap costs Delaware women and their families.


Standing Up for Women & Families 2014

The National Partnership for Women & Families is dedicated to expanding opportunities for women and improving the well-being of our nation’s families.


New Cesarean Prevention Recommendations from Obstetric Leaders: What Pregnant Women Need to Know

To help pregnant women prepare to talk with their maternity care providers and make good care decisions, this guide summarizes the new recommendations.


Standing Up for Women & Families in 2014

In 2014, the National Partnership for Women & Families is urging members of Congress to stand up for women and families by supporting the following legislative agenda.


Five Years of HITECH: Progress and Opportunities

Five years after the passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, health information technology is beginning to improve the health care experiences of patients and families.


Healthy Families Act Coalition Letter to Congress

A 2013 letter urging members of Congress to establish a national paid sick days standard that would help working families meet their health and financial needs, while boosting business productivity and improving worker retention.


Listening to Mothers: The Experiences of Expecting and New Mothers in the Workplace

DATA BRIEF | Holding a job is the new normal for pregnant women in the United States, but many encounter significant barriers to success on the job and at home, according to a survey of new and expecting mothers.


2011-2013 Annual Report

These last two years have been exhilarating, energizing and eventful. On every issue on the National Partnership’s agenda - every issue that matters to women’s future and the country’s future - we have made progress or laid the foundation for the advances the country so urgently needs...


Health Care Glossary

This document contains the definitions of frequently-used health care terms.


Accountable Care Organizations

The goals of ACOs are to deliver high quality health care, improve the affordability of patient care, and lower overall health care costs.


Consumer Engagement in a Multi-Stakeholder Group

It is critically important to include consumer perspectives in multi-stakeholder health care quality improvement initiatives.


Creating a Consumer Advisory Council

The inclusion of patients and consumer leaders in health care quality improvement initiatives can help ensure that projects meet their goals.


Health Care Acronyms

This document contains frequently-used health care acronyms.


The Child Development Case for a National Paid Family & Medical Leave Insurance Program (The FAMILY Act)

In the first months and years of life, babies discover the world through experiences with their parents and other caregivers.


FAMILY Act: Sample Tweets


Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act Section-by-Section


FAMILY Act template statement


Consumer Principles for Health and Care Planning in an Electronic Environment

Consumers envision the next generation of care plans as a multidimensional, person-centered planning process built on a dynamic, electronic platform. The Consumer Partnership for eHealth developed a set of Consumer Principles to guide policy efforts to build the functionality to support health and care planning into health IT.


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