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Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces EO Women's Community Letter

A letter from women's organizations urging Senator Reid to protect the provisions of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order.


Statement of Judith L. Lichtman Submitted to the U.S. Senate HELP Committee for Hearing on “Employer Wellness Programs: Better Health Outcomes and Lower Costs”

Chairman Alexander, Ranking Member Murray, Members of the Committee, my name is Judith Lichtman, and I am Senior Advisor at the National Partnership for Women & Families. Thank you for the opportunity to offer recommendations on ensuring nondiscrimination in employer wellness programs, to be considered today in conjunction with the committee’s hearing.


The Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act

FACT SHEET | Too many new parents and younger federal employees are forced to choose between their paychecks and caring for a new child.


Nationwide Ban on Abortion at 20 Weeks: Unconstitutional and Dangerous

Since 1973, the United States Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision has protected a woman’s right to abortion. Yet, the so-called Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36), introduced by Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), would directly violate Roe by imposing a nationwide ban on abortion care at 20 weeks.


HR 7: The End of Abortion Coverage

H.R. 7, the deceptively titled "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act," introduced by Rep. Chris Smith, is radical legislation that threatens women's access to medical care.


National Partnership Comments on Federal Contractor Compensation Data Collection

A letter to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs from the National Partnership supporting the development and implementation of a tool to collect compensation data from federal contractors.


Pathway to a Healthy Birth: How to Help Your Hormones Do Their Wonderful Work

Birth hormones can do an amazing job guiding you and your baby on the path to a healthy birth. They prepare both of you every step of the way, from getting ready for labor to breastfeeding and bonding. But some things can get in their way. Find out how you can help your birth hormones do their wonderful work. work for you and your baby.


Camino hacia un parto saludable: Como ayudar a tus hormonas a realizar su maravilloso trabajo

This is the Spanish language version of Pathway to a Healthy Birth: How to Help Your Hormones Do Their Wonderful Work


Paid Family and Medical Leave: Busting 10 Common Myths with Facts and Evidence

There is a growing body of evidence that shows paid leave is the right policy for workers, families, businesses and the country, but misconceptions and unfounded concerns can threaten progress.


National Partnership Comments on Federal Contractor Pay Secrecy Policies

A letter to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs from the National Partnership supporting a proposed rule prohibiting federal contractors from retaliating against employees or applicants who discuss compensation.


Comments of National Partnership for Women & Families on RIN 1250-AA06

Re: RIN 1250-AA06, Comments in Support of OFCCP’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Prohibiting Pay Secrecy Policies and Actions


King v. Burwell: Affordable Coverage for Women at Stake

ISSUE BRIEF | The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case King v. Burwell, which will determine whether premium tax credits, as defined by Section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code, may be issued to consumers who purchase health coverage in the federally facilitated marketplace (FFM)


Engaging Patients and Families: How Consumers Value and Use Health IT Audio Press Briefing

Presentation: Mark Savage, Director of Health IT Policy and Programs, National Partnership, Audio Press Briefing, December 10, 2014


Presentation: Engaging Patients and Families: How Consumers Value and Use Health IT

A growing number of consumers are embracing electronic health records (EHRs), and the significant boost in online access to health information is increasing patient engagement in their care. In the last year, more than four in five patients with online access to their health records (86 percent) used their online records at least once – and more than half (55 percent) used them three or more times a year. Those are among the findings from a study released by the National Partnership for Women & Families.


Engaging Patients and Families: How Consumers Value and Use Health IT

Nearly every stakeholder recognizes that greater patient centeredness and patient engagement are essential to the “Triple Aim” of federal health reform: improving care, improving health and reducing cost.


Key Features of a Paid Family and Medical Leave Program that Meets the Needs of Working Families

By the National Partnership and the Center for American Progress | The United States should adopt a paid leave policy that covers all workers and is accessible, comprehensive, affordable and inclusive.


Partnering with Patients and Families: A Guide to Getting Started for Hospitals

Partnering with patients and families is a key strategy for achieving your hospital’s goals, including improving patient experience of care and reducing avoidable hospital readmissions and hospital-acquired infections.


Economic Security Issues for Women and Families on 2014 Midterm Election Campaign Websites

A memo summarizing the results of the National Partnership’s analysis of the campaign websites of all 2014 general election candidates for governor, U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.


Nebraska Women and the Wage Gap

OCTOBER 2014 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Nebraska women and their families.


Wyoming Women and the Wage Gap

OCTOBER 2014 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Wyoming women and their families.


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