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Evidence-Based Maternity Care: What It Is and What It Can Achieve (2008)

This report highlights best evidence that, if widely implemented, would have a positive impact on many mothers and babies and would improve value for payers. The report also identifies barriers to providing evidence-based maternity care, and presents policy recommendations to address the barriers.


Understanding the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) Fact Sheet (April 2016)

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is intended to accelerate the transition to a health care system that rewards quality and value, rather than volume, and help ensure that patients experience better care and improved health outcomes.


Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing: Evidence and Implications for Women, Babies, and Maternity Care (2015)

This report finds that the country’s maternity care system is missing opportunities to provide better care and use resources more wisely by routinely intervening in labor and delivery in ways that interfere with, instead of promoting, supporting and protecting, innate biological processes that result in healthier outcomes for women and newborns.


Listening to Mothers III: New Mothers Speak Out Methodology (2013)

This report follows up with 1,072 women who participated in the Listening to Mothers III: Pregnancy and Birth survey. This is the survey methodology.


About Childbirth Connection Fact Sheet

Founded in 1918 as Maternity Center Association, Childbirth Connection became a core program of the National Partnership for Women & Families in 2014.


Listening to Mothers III: New Mothers Speak Out Survey Instrument (2013)

This report follows up with 1,072 women who participated in the Listening to Mothers III: Pregnancy and Birth survey. This is the survey instrument used for New Mothers Speak Out.


Kansas Women and the Wage Gap

APRIL 2016 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Kansas women and their families.


Michigan Women and the Wage Gap

APRIL 2016 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Michigan women and their families.


Tennessee Women and the Wage Gap

APRIL 2016 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Tennessee women and their families.


Louisiana Women and the Wage Gap

APRIL 2016 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Louisiana women and their families.


West Virginia Women and the Wage Gap

APRIL 2016 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs West Virginia women and their families.


New Hampshire Women and the Wage Gap

APRIL 2016 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs New Hampshire women and their families.


Indiana Women and the Wage Gap

APRIL 2016 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Indiana women and their families.


Connecticut Women and the Wage Gap

APRIL 2016 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Connecticut women and their families.


Maine Women and the Wage Gap

APRIL 2016 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Maine women and their families.


Virginia Women and the Wage Gap

APRIL 2016 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Virginia women and their families.


Nevada Women and the Wage Gap

APRIL 2016 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Nevada women and their families.


Colorado Women and the Wage Gap

APRIL 2016 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Colorado women and their families.


Hawaii Women and the Wage Gap

APRIL 2016 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Hawaii women and their families.


Delaware Women and the Wage Gap

APRIL 2016 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Delaware women and their families.


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