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  • 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.

  • Intimate Partner Violence Endangers Pregnant People and Their Infants

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

  • Paid Leave Is Essential for Healthy Moms and Babies

    The Problem: The lack of national paid leave compromises the health and well-being of pregnant people and their infants

  • 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.

  • Immigrant Moms and Babies Are Being Denied Health Care

    The Problem: Many immigrants are denied access to health care, leaving moms and babies at risk

  • Higher Temperatures Hurt Moms and Babies

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

  • Homelessness Hurts Moms And Babies

    The Problem: The homelessness crisis is worsening and imperils pregnant people and their infants

  • Women Carried the Burden of Unpaid Caregiving in 2020

    More than 65 million women provide unpaid care in the form of child care, family care and eldercare during 2020. A majority of these women did so while holding full- or part-time jobs.

  • Testimony of Sinsi Hernández-Cancio at House Hearing on Telehealth 2021

    "I am honored to be here today to share our thoughts and concerns about ensuring that the broader implementation of telehealth works to reduce long-standing health inequities, and does not unintentionally exacerbate them."

  • Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act) Frequently Asked Questions

    FAQ | Answers to frequently asked questions about the Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act).

  • Choosing Health Equity: Understanding Decision Points in Research

    Systemic racism is a fundamental, multilevel driver of pervasive health inequities in the United States. Racism threatens our nation’s health so deeply that the American Medical Association, the American Public Health Association, and a growing list of U.S. cities, counties, and states have declared racism a public health crisis.

  • The Healthy Families Act: A Section-by-Section Summary

    A section-by-section summary of the Healthy Families Act, which would establish a national paid sick days standard.

  • Choosing Health Equity: Understanding Decision Points in Policy and Practice

    Systemic racism is a fundamental, multilevel driver of pervasive health inequities in the United States. Racism threatens our nation’s health so deeply that the American Medical Association, the American Public Health Association, and a growing list of U.S. cities, counties, and states have declared racism a public health crisis.

  • Choosing Health Equity: Resource Directory

    A guide to assessing whether research and policy advances health equity

  • Latinas and the Wage Gap

    FACT SHEET | A look at what the wage gap means for Latinas, especially in the 25 states with the largest populations of employed Latina women.

  • Paid Leave Will Help Close the Gender Wage Gap

    FACT SHEET | The wage gap illustrates the high cost women are paying for our nation’s policy failure, including our lack of paid family and medical leave to support family caregiving, which is still most often performed by women.

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