National Partnership for Women & Families

Research Library

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The Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (The FAMILY Act)

FACT SHEET | A fact sheet on legislation that would establish a national paid family and medical leave insurance program: the Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act).


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.


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

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


HR 7: The End of Abortion Coverage

H.R. 7 is intended to eliminate all insurance coverage for abortion and ultimately deny women the right to make a real decision about whether to have an abortion.


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...


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.


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.


Health Care Glossary

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


Why the Affordable Care Act Matters For Women: Choosing a Health Plan 101

Many women have questions about health insurance, the new insurance marketplace, and how to choose the best health plan for themselves and their families. While every family will have unique health care needs, the following information can help women make the best choices.


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.


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.


Know Your Rights: Pregnancy Discrimination

A guide to understanding the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and your right to work and seek employment free from discrimination based on pregnancy.


The Pregnancy Discrimination Act at 35

FACT SHEET | The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 was an important step toward workplace equality for America’s women, but pregnancy discrimination persists. It is well past time to fulfill the law's promise.


State Paid Family Leave Laws

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


Health Information Technology: The Foundation for Health Reform

Health information technology (health IT) is a foundational component of a more patient-centered, effective and efficient health care system where women and their health care providers have access to the information they need anytime, anywhere.


Frequently Asked Questions: Health Insurance Coverage for Lower- and Moderate-Income Pregnant Women

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) expands the Medicaid program, making millions more Americans eligible for coverage. Additionally, in 2014 it will offer premium and cost-sharing assistance to eligible individuals who purchase private insurance in state marketplaces.


Why the Affordable Care Act Matters for Women: Health Insurance Coverage for Lower- and Moderate-Income Pregnant Women

Many women of childbearing age will gain access to affordable health insurance for the first time as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Thanks to the ACA, eligibility for Medicaid will be expanded and more affordable health insurance plans will be offered to individuals in state-based health insurance marketplaces.


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