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  • "Meaningful Use" of Health IT: What the FACA?!

    What happens when you put a couple of dozen doctors, technology vendors, consumer advocates, researchers, public health officials, state legislators and others in a room and ask them to agree on exactly what it means to ‘meaningfully use’ electronic health records? Not as many fights as you’d think. And thanks to the Federal Advisory Committees Act [1] – which created the FACAs responsible for creating the first draft of Meaningful Use criteria – we know!

  • An Opportunity to Reduce Health Disparities that We Cannot Afford to Waste

    One of America’s greatest assets is its incredible diversity. Today, one in five people in this country age five and older speak a language other than English at home. The U.S. Hispanic population has reached 50.5 million, accounting for more than half of the population increase since 2000.

  • An Unfinished Agenda

    It has been 93 years since women gained the right to vote. A lot has changed in those years.

  • National Partnership Staff
    A Day to Remember, A March That Must Continue

    On August 28, 1963, hundreds of thousands of men and women came together in Washington, D.C., for the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Fifty years later, the march continues.

  • When is a Supervisor Not a Supervisor?

    In June, the US Supreme Court dealt a stunning blow to workers' rights in Vance v. Ball State University, a case that could have a chilling impact on victims of harassment and America's civil rights laws.

  • Ensuring Fairer, More Family Friendly Workplaces for All

    People across the country experience the challenges that come from our nation’s outdated workplace policies. But the strain between responsibilities at home and on the job is especially acute when a baby is born or a new child arrives.

  • Two Decades of the FMLA: 100 Million Stories and a Strong Case for the Next Step

    Twenty years ago today, for the first time in our nation’s history, tens of millions of people had the right to take time away from work to address the health and caregiving needs we all face at some point in our lives.

  • One Step Closer to Equity for Peace Corps Volunteers

    Here's a fact that may surprise you: Women who work for the Peace Corps at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. and women who volunteer for the Peace Corps and serve overseas receive different health care coverage from the federal government.

  • National Partnership Staff
    Fair Pay Depends on a Fair Minimum Wage

    People across the country are rallying in their communities and online today to mark the four-year anniversary of the last federal minimum wage increase, and to call on Congress to prioritize passage of a measure that would help bring it up-to-date.

  • Moving Forward on Health IT

    Delay access to health information you need now?  Pause efforts to ensure that an emergency room can get your medical data from your doctor immediately, if the need arises?  Patients and consumers say no.

  • Following Governor Perry’s Lead

    Over the course of several months, the North Carolina House of Representatives has launched a series of attacks on a woman’s right to choose, passing several bills that seek to limit access to abortion.

  • Advancing a Women’s Economic Agenda

    It’s no surprise anymore that women are essential engines in our national and family economies. Women are nearly half of the workforce, breadwinners in two-thirds of households, and primary breadwinners in 40 percent of households with children. Women and families across the country know this reality well.

  • Rhode Island Legislature Makes Paid Leave History!

    Today, the Rhode Island legislature became the third in the nation to pass a law that guarantees workers paid time off to care for seriously ill family members and new children.

  • Advancing the Nation’s 75-Year-Old Vision of Fair Workplaces

    Seventy-five years ago last week, the nation celebrated a major victory for women and families when the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) became law.

  • A Tremendous Step Forward for New Yorkers and Our Nation

    Early this morning, the New York City Council voted overwhelmingly to guarantee workers the right to earn paid sick days — taking a significant step forward for the country in giving workers this fundamental and common sense right.

  • Victory for Equality!

    Today, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a historic victory for same-sex couples and our nation’s promise of equal protection under the law.

  • Progress for Working Families Sweeps the Nation

    From Connecticut to Oregon to Hawaii, lawmakers in states across the country are stepping up to pass proposals that increase working families’ ability to be responsible employees and family members without sacrificing their financial stability.

  • Family Leave Meant a Strong Start for My Son, My Family and Me

    Eight years ago, our first son was born. Like many, I found becoming a parent to be an amazing, life-changing experience.

  • New Preemption Law in Florida Strengthens Imperative for National Paid Sick Days Standard

    Florida Governor Rick Scott handed the organized business lobby a victory today, and the losers are workers, local governments and the fundamental principle of democracy in Florida.

  • Bloomberg's Veto Will Not Stop Paid Sick Days in New York City

    Today, despite the tremendous benefits paid sick days would have for the city’s working families, businesses, economy and public health, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg vetoed the paid sick days bill passed by the City Council last month.

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