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Letter Forwarding Public Comments Opposing Stage 2 Modification NPRM Patient Engagement Provisions

When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed a significant retreat in key patient-engagement provisions of the Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program on April 10, the National Partnership for Women & Families informed people across the United States of the proposed amendments. Over 5,000 people, from every state and territory, sent letters urging CMS not to reverse these requirements.


Fathers Need Paid Family and Medical Leave

FACT SHEET | A national paid family and medical leave insurance program would provide mothers and fathers with much-needed pay when they need time off for family or medical reasons.


Testimony of Christine Bechtel, National Partnership Advisor, for Hearing on Health Information Exchange - A Path Toward Improving Quality and Value for Patients

Testimony of Christine Bechtel, Advisor, National Partnership for Women & Families. Submitted to the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee Hearing on Health Information Exchange - A Path Toward Improving Quality and Value for Patients


An Empty Promise: The Working Families Flexibility Act Would Give Workers Less Flexibility and Less Pay

FACT SHEET | The Working Families Flexibility Act sets up a dangerous false choice between time and money, when working families urgently need both.


The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: A Section-by-Section Summary

A section-by-section summary of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which would ensure reasonable workplace accommodations for pregnant women who need them.


Fact Sheet: The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

FACT SHEET | Details on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and why it is critical for pregnant workers and their families that Congress take action.


CPeH Comments on 2015 Edition Health IT Criteria

The Consumer Partnership for eHealth's (CPeH) comments on the proposed 2015 Edition Health Information Technology Criteria delivered to Dr. Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


CPeH Comments on Meaningful Use Stage 3

The Consumer Partnership for e-Health's (CPeH) comments on the proposed requirements for Stage 3 of Meaningful Use delivered to Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


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.


Coalition for Better Care (CBC) Comments on Next Generation ACO Model

The Coalition for Better Care (CBC) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model Request for Applications (RFA).


How Accountable Care Impacts the Way Consumers Receive Care

In Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), physicians, hospitals and other health care providers work together to improve the quality and coordination of health care services for a population of patients.


Paid Sick Days: Low Cost, High Reward for Workers, Families and Communities

FACT SHEET | A growing body of evidence assessing existing laws shows that paid sick days make business and economic sense.


Paid Sick Days -- Teleconference Recording -- Senator Murray -- April 23, 2015

Senator Murray discusses the next steps for the Healthy Families Act, April 23, 2015.


Statement on Mandating Health Care Professionals Provide Unsubstantiated Medical Information, April 2015

Coalition to Protect the Patient-Provider Relationship Statement on Mandating Health Care Professionals Provide Unsubstantiated Medical Information


The Paycheck Fairness Act

FACT SHEET | Enactment of the Paycheck Fairness Act would be a critical step forward in the fight for fair pay for women.


National Partnership Comments on Sex Discrimination Guidelines for Federal Contractors

A letter to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs from the National Partnership supporting updated guidelines setting forth federal contractors’ obligations to ensure nondiscrimination on the basis of sex.


An Unlevel Playing Field: America’s Gender-Based Wage Gap, Binds of Discrimination, And A Path Forward

ISSUE BRIEF | A report that finds that America’s gender-based wage gap is pervasive and has a disproportionate impact on the country’s mothers, especially single mothers and mothers of color.


CPeH Comments on Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap

The Consumer Partnership for eHealth's (CPeH) Comments on the draft Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap delivered to Dr. Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


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.


African American Women and the Wage Gap

FACT SHEET | A look at what the wage gap means for African American women, especially in the 20 states with the largest populations of employed African American women.


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