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FACT SHEET | Details on a bill that would return health care decision making to women and their health care providers.
States across the country are increasingly enacting laws mandating how health care providers must practice medicine, regardless of the provider’s professional judgment and the needs of his or her patients. As this report explains, these laws undermine the high quality, patient-centered care that health care providers and advocates strive to achieve. They are political infringement on the provision of health care – they are Bad Medicine.
REPORT | Expecting Better is a comprehensive analysis of state laws and regulations governing paid leave and workplace rights for new parents in the United States.
FACT SHEET | On the need for the country's workplace policies to provide domestic and sexual violence survivors the support and job protection they need to recover - through a paid sick and safe days standard.
Women need the right tools and information to access affordable, quality care and make the best health care choices for their families and for themselves.
FACT SHEET | Enactment of the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 797, H.R. 1519) would be a critical step forward in the fight for fair pay for women.
To help pregnant women prepare to talk with their maternity care providers and make good care decisions, this guide summarizes the new recommendations.
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 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.
FACT SHEET | A fact sheet on the need for and benefits of a national paid family and medical leave insurance program.
FAQ | Answers to frequently asked questions about the Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (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).
HOJA INFORMATIVA | Una hoja informativa acerca de la necesidad para un programa nacional de seguro para ausencia familiar y médica.
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.
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.
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.
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...
This document contains frequently-used health care acronyms.
It is critically important to include consumer perspectives in multi-stakeholder health care quality improvement initiatives.
This document contains the definitions of frequently-used health care terms.
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