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  • What Health IT Means For Women

    On average, women use the health care system to a greater extent than men, and thus stand to benefit more from greater access to their own health information and electronic tools that help them manage their health and coordinate their care.

  • Amicus Brief: Peggy Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc.

    The amici argue that denying pregnant workers job modifications that are granted to others similar in their ability or inability violates the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and contravenes sound health, economic and social policy.

  • Why the Affordable Care Act Matters For Women: Choosing a Health Plan 101

    Many women have questions about health insurance, the new insurance marketplace, and how to choose the best health plan for themselves and their families. While every family will have unique health care needs, the following information can help women make the best choices.

  • Peggy Young and the Fight for Workplace Equality for Pregnant Workers

    ISSUE BRIEF | The question before the U.S. Supreme Court in Young v. UPS is whether, and in what circumstances, an employer that accommodates non-pregnant employees must accommodate pregnant employees.

  • Bad Medicine

    States across the country are increasingly enacting laws mandating how health care providers must practice medicine, regardless of the provider’s professional judgment and the needs of his or her patients. As this report explains, these laws undermine the high quality, patient-centered care that health care providers and advocates strive to achieve. They are political infringement on the provision of health care – they are Bad Medicine.

  • Expecting Better: A State-by-State Analysis of Laws That Help New Parents (2014)

    REPORT | Expecting Better is a comprehensive analysis of state laws and regulations governing paid leave and workplace rights for new parents in the United States.

  • Why the Affordable Care Act Matters for Women: Health Insurance 101

    Women need the right tools and information to access affordable, quality care and make the best health care choices for their families and for themselves.

  • Cesarean Prevention Recommendations from Obstetric Leaders: What Pregnant Women Need to Know

    To help pregnant women prepare to talk with their maternity care providers and make good care decisions, this guide summarizes the new recommendations.

  • Standing Up for Women & Families in 2014

    In 2014, the National Partnership for Women & Families is urging members of Congress to stand up for women and families by supporting the following legislative agenda.

  • Healthy Families Act Coalition Letter to Congress

    A 2013 letter urging members of Congress to establish a national paid sick days standard that would help working families meet their health and financial needs, while boosting business productivity and improving worker retention.

  • Listening to Mothers: The Experiences of Expecting and New Mothers in the Workplace

    DATA BRIEF | Holding a job is the new normal for pregnant women in the United States, but many encounter significant barriers to success on the job and at home, according to a survey of new and expecting mothers.

  • Consumer Engagement in a Multi-Stakeholder Group

    It is critically important to include consumer perspectives in multi-stakeholder health care quality improvement initiatives.

  • Health Care Acronyms

    This document contains frequently-used health care acronyms.

  • Health Care Glossary

    This document contains the definitions of frequently-used health care terms.

  • Creating a Consumer Advisory Council

    The inclusion of patients and consumer leaders in health care quality improvement initiatives can help ensure that projects meet their goals.

  • Consumer Principles for Health and Care Planning in an Electronic Environment

    Consumers envision the next generation of care plans as a multidimensional, person-centered planning process built on a dynamic, electronic platform. The Consumer Partnership for eHealth developed a set of Consumer Principles to guide policy efforts to build the functionality to support health and care planning into health IT.

  • Know Your Rights: Pregnancy Discrimination

    A guide to understanding the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and your right to work and seek employment free from discrimination based on pregnancy.

  • Leveraging Meaningful Use to Reduce Health Disparities: An Action Plan

    Health information technology offers great promise in addressing and reducing health disparities, yet there has been little actual progress on this critical issue. The Consumer Partnership for eHealth has created an evidence-based action plan for leveraging the EHR Incentive Program to reduce health disparities and make a positive life-altering impact for the nation’s underserved and vulnerable populations

  • Work and Family Agenda for the 113th Congress

    Every day, workers in the United States struggle to meet the demands of work and family because their workplaces lack basic family friendly policies. It is past time for workplaces to reflect the needs of today’s families, which include the ability to care for children, family members and elderly relatives while being productive, responsible employees.

  • Community Letter in Support of Thomas Perez's Nomination as Department of Labor Secretary

    On behalf of the National Women’s Law Center, the National Partnership for Women & Families, and the undersigned organizations, we write in strong support of the nomination of Thomas E. Perez to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor.

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