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  • Our Aging, Caring Nation

    Why A U.S. Paid Leave Plan Must Provide More Than Time to Care for New Children

  • Paid Leave Is a Lifeline for Workers and Families

    House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal’s Build Back Better Act offers the most effective paid family and medical leave policy for the range of caregiving needs across a lifespan.

  • Healthy Kids, Healthy Schools: The Case for a National Paid Sick Days Standard

    FACT SHEET | Both parents and educators know firsthand the importance of keeping children healthy, and access to paid sick days for parents can make a real difference.

  • Minimum Wage and Abortion Access

    In the United States, people with lower incomes, people with disabilities, and people of color have never fully enjoyed reproductive freedom. Whether a person wants to have a child or wants to not have children, their ability to exercise these rights has consistently been thwarted.

  • The Cost of Inaction: How a Lack of Family Care Policies Burdens the U.S. Economy and Families

    Passage of the American Families Plan can be a transformative moment to make the United States economy more competitive, regain lost ground toward gender and racial equity and ease the burden of working families.

  • Black Women and Evictions

    The temporary nature of the federal eviction moratorium and lagging disbursement of emergency rental assistance signal an urgent need for housing solutions that directly address the unique barriers to housing stability and economic justice for Black women.

  • Effective and Equitable Patient Engagement Via Technology

    The historic COVID-19 pandemic ushered in a new era of the digital age. Technology became even more important in our daily lives -- turning into a requirement for meeting our basic needs and communications.

  • Incarceration Hurts Moms and Babies

    The Problem: Mass incarceration is hurting pregnant people and their infants

  • Maternal Mental Health Crisis Undermines Moms' Health

    The Problem: Untreated maternal mental health means worse health outcomes for moms and babies

  • Poor-Quality Built Environments Hurt Moms

    The Problem: Deficiencies in neighborhoods' physical conditions impair the health of pregnant people and their infants

  • Substance Use Disorder Hurts Moms and Babies

    The Problem: Health care and support for pregnant people with substance use disorder are inaccessible and inequitable, and instead they shamed, stigmatized, and punished.

  • Having Kids and Careers on the Hill: Here’s How

    Explaining New Paid Parental Leave Benefits for Congressional Employees

  • 70 Innovative Companies That Are Leading on Leave in 2021

  • Executive Branch Actions to Promote Gender Equity in the Private Sector

    The executive branch can play an essential role in influencing, regulating and rewarding employer practices to improve workplace gender equity, safety and opportunity. Alongside legislative priorities, the next administration must pursue a range of executive actions to strengthen economic and health outcomes for all working people.

  • Making a Fortune for Others: Causes and Consequences of the Black Wealth Gap

    Everyone should be able to weather a financial shock -- a major illness, a layoff -- without losing their housing or falling deep into debt. Everyone should be able to afford educational opportunities for themselves or their children and be able to retire with dignity and security. And every entrepreneur with a dream should be able to access the resources they need to start a new business and invest in their local economy. But a systemic racial wealth gap puts financial security, economic opportunity and community uplift out of reach for millions of Black people in the United States.

  • Racism Hurts Moms and Babies

    Public awareness about the devastating impacts of systemic and interpersonal racism has increased sharply with the escalation of racist violence and the COVID-19 pandemic’s disparate impact on communities of color.

  • 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.

  • Saving the Lives of Moms and Babies

    This series connects the dots between how different socioeconomic factors affect maternal and infant health, the outsize impact these factors have on BIPOC communities, and recommendations to effect the change we need to ensure all moms and babies thrive.

  • Higher Temperatures Hurt Moms and Babies

    The Problem: Our climate is getting hotter and it risks the health of moms and babies

  • Intimate Partner Violence Endangers Pregnant People and Their Infants

    The Problem: Violence against pregnant people inflicts lasting harm on them and their babies

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