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Supporting State Investment in Paid Family and Medical Leave

FACT SHEET | Details on federally proposed funding to support states considering paid family and medical leave programs.


Quality Family Planning Services in the United States

The average woman who wants two children spends three decades – more than three-quarters of her reproductive life – trying to avoid pregnancy.1 It’s no wonder that more than 99 percent of women have used contraception at some point in their lives.


Delivering High-Quality, High-Value Care to Childbearing Women and Babies: Policymakers Can Make a Difference

Policymakers can help promote safe, healthy childbirth experiences for women and babies in the United States with wiser use of resources.


Supporting Informed Decision-Making in the Health Insurance Marketplace: A Progress Report

A key goal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was to create an insurance market in which consumers would have the ability to compare coverage options across standardized criteria and identify the plan that best meets their families’ health care needs.


Campaign for Better Care MSSP ACO Comments and Supporting Documents

The Campaign for Better Care (CBC) (led by the National Partnership for Women & Families) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) proposed rule.


The Healthy Families Act Fact Sheet

FACT SHEET | The Healthy Families Act would set a national paid sick days standard – a critical step toward meeting the health and financial needs of working families.


State Paid Family Leave Laws

CHART | A detailed summary of existing family leave laws in California, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Washington.


Existing Temporary Disability Insurance Programs

Five states and Puerto Rico provide partial wage replacement for workers who are unable to work due to non-work related injuries or illnesses, including pregnancy.


First Impressions: Comparing State Paid Family Leave Programs in Their First Years

Following the first anniversary of Rhode Island's paid family leave program, this analysis compares the program's first year to the first years of similar programs in California and New Jersey.


MSSP ACO Comments for Sign-on (2.3.15)

MSSP ACO Comments for CBC Coalition Sign-on (2.3.15)


The Family and Medical Leave Act at 22: 200 Million Reasons to Celebrate and Move Forward

2015 is the 22nd anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). It is time to advance the FMLA’s promise of a family friendly America.


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.


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.


Opportunities for Action on Work and Family Issues in 2015

A list of dates in 2015 that offer opportunities to highlight work and family issues.


Summary of Presidential Memorandum on Paid Leave for Federal Employees


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.


Resources on Obama Administration January 2015 Paid Sick Days and Paid Leave Activity

Background information, talking points and templates on the Obama administration's activity in support of paid sick days and paid leave policies in January 2015


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.


Nationwide Ban on Abortion at 20 Weeks: Unconstitutional and Dangerous

H.R. 36 would put women’s health and well-being at risk, and violate their constitutional rights. The National Partnership urges members of Congress to reject this dangerous, cruel and unconstitutional abortion ban.


Not Enough Family Friendly Policies: High Stakes for Women and Families

FACT SHEET | Women make up nearly half of the U.S. workforce and are the primary or co-breadwinners in two-thirds of families. But our nation’s public policies don’t reflect this reality.


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