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When first measured in 1965, the national U.S. cesarean birth rate was 4.5%.1 Since then, large groups of healthy, low-risk American women who have received care that supported their bodies' innate capacity for giving birth have achieved 4% to 6% cesarean birth rates and good overall birth outcomes.
The preliminary national cesarean rate for 2014 is 32.2 percent of all births. This is a slight drop from the national peak of 32.9 percent in 2009.
Be informed. Know your rights. Protect yourself. Protect your baby.
The National Partnership for Women & Families represents women across the country who are counting on successful continued implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). We appreciate the opportunity to comment on the proposed Summary of Benefits and Coverage and Uniform Glossary Required Under the Affordable Care Act published on February 26, 2016. The Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) plays a critical role in ensuring that consumers have the tools and information they need to compare health plans accurately on the metrics of benefit design and cost, and we look forward to continuing to work with the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury (the Departments) on this issue.
Hearing on Opportunities and Challenges in Advancing Health Information Technology, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Information Technology and Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits, and Administrative Rules
The 21 undersigned organizations are from a collaboration of leading consumer, labor, and purchaser organizations committed to improving the quality and affordability of health care through the use of performance information to inform consumer choice, payment, and quality improvement.
A letter to Congress from a coalition of 155 groups nationwide that is calling for passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.
Over the past five years, anti-abortion legislators have quietly passed hundreds of restrictive abortion laws. These laws try to prevent a woman from getting abortion care, even when that means lying to her, delaying her care, requiring unnecessary tests, making care more expensive, and shutting down reproductive health clinics.
This three-page fact sheet reviews the Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act.
A letter sent on behalf of women's organizations urging the U.S. Office of Management and Budget to finalize the rule to implement President Obama's Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order.
In 2016, the National Partnership for Women & Families is urging members of Congress to stand up for women and families by supporting the following legislative agenda.
The National Partnership for Women & Families shares the principle that to achieve open, connected health care for our communities, we all have the responsibility to take action. To further these goals, we commit to the following principles to advance interoperability among health information systems enabling appropriate and secure movement of data, which are foundational to the success of delivery system reform.
FACT SHEET | Many family caregivers are struggling to manage both their caregiving responsibilities and the jobs they need to support their families because they lack access to basic workplace supports.
FACT SHEET | Details on federally proposed funding to support states considering paid family and medical leave programs.
The results of a survey of likely 2016 voters who were asked about their support for a national paid family and medical leave law.
Eighth edition guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) designed to answer frequently asked questions about how the law works and the protection it provides.
A summary memo on the results of a poll of 2016 likely voters who were asked about their support for a national paid family and medical leave law.
La octava edición de la guía de la Ley de Ausencia Familiar y Médica diseñada para responder a las preguntas más frecuentes sobre cómo la ley funciona y las protecciones que proporciona.
National Partnership Vice President Vicki Shabo testifies before the District of Columbia City Council Regarding the Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015, B21-415
Thanks to your unflagging support, we’ve made tremendous strides for women and families over these past two years. On the issues that matter most to our nation’s women, the National Partnership has won major victories and positioned ourselves for even greater successes in the years ahead.
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