National Partnership for Women & Families

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

This is fact sheet for policymakers is based on the Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing report.


Fact Sheet: Low-Stress Birthing Environments

This is a fact sheet based on the Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing report.


Pathway to a Healthy Birth: Poster for Clinicians (no bleed)


Fact Sheet: Core Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing Principles

This is a fact sheet based on the Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing report.


Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing: Evidence and Implications for Women, Babies, and Maternity Care Executive Summary

This is the executive summary for the Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing: Evidence and Implications for Women, Babies, and Maternity Care report.


Fact Sheet: Non-Pharmacologic Pain Management versus Epidural Analgesia

This is a fact sheet based on the Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing report.


Fact Sheet: Physiologic Birth versus Cesarean Section

This is a fact sheet based on the Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing report.


Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing: Evidence and Implications for Women, Babies, and Maternity Care Abstract and Recommendations

This is the abstract and Recommendations to Promote, Support, and Protect Physiologic Childbearing for the Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing: Evidence and Implications for Women, Babies, and Maternity Care report.


The Rights of Childbearing Women

This statement outlines a set of basic maternity rights that Childbirth Connection has identified and promotes for all childbearing women. It applies widely accepted human rights to the specific situation of maternity care.


Advancing Care Information: Meaningful Use 2.0 Webinar

This webinar presentation reviews health information technology in the context of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.


Supporting Informed Decision-Making in the Health Insurance Marketplace: A Progress Report for 2016

This report looks at the tools that were available during the third open enrollment period to consumers who were window shopping on HealthCare.gov, which is used in 38 states, and on the 13 state-based marketplace websites. It was conducted in January and supplemented by six focus groups in five states with consumers who had shopped on marketplace websites. It builds on a 2015 analysis of the features available on marketplace websites during the second open enrollment period.


MACRA Webinar Series - Clinical Practice Improvement Activities: What Consumers Want (April 28, 2016)

This webinar, presented April 28, 2016, reviews Clinical Practice Improvement Activities included in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).


Comfort in Labor: How You Can Help Yourself to a Normal Satisfying Childbirth

This booklet by expert Penny Simkin offers information and direction for using comfort measures to cope with labor pain.


Cochrane Review: Continuous Support for Women during Chilbirth (2013)

This 2013 systematic review of the research literature concludes that all women should have continuous support during labor.


Listening to Mothers II: New Mothers Speak Out Methodology (2008)

This report presents postpartum results from the Listening to Mothers II survey and gives a ground-breaking view of experiences of mothers with young children in the United States at this time. This is the survey methodology.


State Paid Family Leave Laws

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


National Partnership Comments on Hospital Star Ratings Program (April 2016)

The National Partnership expresses support for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Star Ratings, a valued and important tool for consumers looking to make informed choices about their hospital care.


MACRA 101 Webinar Slides (April 2016)

These slides are from the informational webinar conducted April 14, 2016 and review the context of MACRA, its provisions related to Medicare physician reimbursement, MIPS and APMs, the intersection of MACRA and Meaningful Use, its meaning for consumers and next steps.


Evidence-Based Maternity Care: What It Is and What It Can Achieve (2008)

This report highlights best evidence that, if widely implemented, would have a positive impact on many mothers and babies and would improve value for payers. The report also identifies barriers to providing evidence-based maternity care, and presents policy recommendations to address the barriers.


Understanding the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) Fact Sheet (April 2016)

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is intended to accelerate the transition to a health care system that rewards quality and value, rather than volume, and help ensure that patients experience better care and improved health outcomes.


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