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  • Report: Patient & Family Engagement

    Report on Patient and Family Engagement: Improving Health and Advancing Equity

  • Infographic: Virtual Visits

    Virtual Visits: 5 Ways to Better Engage Patients & Families

  • Toolkit: Patient & Family Engagement

    Getting Started Toolkit for Patient and Family Engagement: Improving Health and Advancing Equity

  • Infographic: Shared Decision Making

    Myth Busters Shared Decision-Making

  • Infographic: Fostering Trust

    Trust Is a 2-Way Street: Fostering Trust in Patient-Provider Relationships

  • How Much Income Will Build Back Better Paid Leave Replace?

    The Build Back Better Act would provide up to four weeks of paid family and medical leave for working people who time away from work to welcome a new child, address their own serious health condition or care for a loved one with a serious health condition. The paid leave program would replace income on a sliding scale, with the lowest-paid workers receiving up to about 90 percent of their usual wages, and a typical full-time worker receiving about two-thirds.

  • Paid Leave Is a Lifeline for All

    Universal paid family and medical leave is critical to American families’ financial security, especially for low-income women and workers of color. Establishing national paid leave by passing the Build Back Better Act would provide this vital benefit to the 77 percent of workers who don’t have paid family leave, and the 60 percent of workers without paid medical leave.

  • Paid Leave Could Keep More Than 6 Million Caregivers Connected

    Due to the lack of paid family and medical leave in the United States, many people — predominantly women — are forced to choose between caregiving and their job.

  • Polling Memo: Paid Family and Medical Leave is a Crucial Component to the Success of Build Back Better

    Paid family and medical leave is a crucial component to the success of the Build Back Better Plan because it is known and overwhelmingly popular and frames this as the American Family Plan. Paid leave is one of the best-known elements of the Plan, and it is well-liked.

  • Paid Leave Is a Lifeline in the States

    Universal paid family and medical leave is critical to American families’ financial security, especially for low-income women and workers of color. Establishing national paid leave by passing the Build Back Better Act would provide this vital benefit to the 77 percent of workers who don’t have paid family leave, and the 60 percent of workers without paid medical leave.

  • Gender and Geography of Higher-Income Workers

    Nationally, 16.5 percent of full-time, year-round workers have earnings of $100,000 or more – an estimated 19.2 million people. Due to the gender wage gap, men are more likely than women to have earnings above this threshold: 20.6 percent of men (13.5 million) working full-time, year-round are paid $100,000 or more, compared to 11.2 percent of women (5.6 million).

  • Paid Leave Would Cut Healthcare Costs

    It is more apparent than ever. The lack of a national paid family and medical leave policy in the United States costs working people their health and financial security – and the price tag is rising.

  • Black Maternal Health Leaders' Letter in Support of Build Back Better Advancements in Maternal Health

    The undersigned represent more than 50 reproductive justice organizations and Black policy leaders committed to advancing Black maternal health through critical policy change. We applaud the investments in the House of Representatives’ Build Back Better Act text, which help address the deep inequities Black women and birthing people experience.

  • Executive Summary: Improving Maternity Care Through Midwifery

    Research shows that midwifery care provides equal or better care and outcomes compared to physician care on many key indicators, including higher rates of spontaneous vaginal birth, higher rates of breastfeeding, higher birthing person satisfaction with care, and lower overall costs. Community-based and -led midwifery services are especially powerful.

  • Spotlight on Success: Mercy Birthing Center

    The Mercy Birthing Center illustrates the potential of a flourishing midwifery-led unit within a hospital. The center is a separate unit operated by CNMs within Mercy Hospital St. Louis. It was established in response to women’s growing interests in receiving support for physiologic childbearing

  • Improving Our Maternity Care Now Through Midwifery

    This report outlines the evidence that supports midwifery’s unique value across different communities, the safety and effectiveness of midwifery care in improving maternal and infant outcomes, the interest of birthing people in midwifery care, and the current availability of, and access to, midwifery services in the United States.

  • Universal Paid Leave: A Pathway to Treating Substance Use Disorder

    ISSUE BRIEF | National paid family and medical leave would improve the health and economic security of the more than 20 million people in the United States experiencing a substance use disorder (SUD).

  • Universal Paid Leave: A Pathway to Treating Substance Use Disorder Fact Sheet

    FACT SHEET | National paid family and medical leave would improve the health and economic security of the more than 20 million people in the United States experiencing a substance use disorder (SUD).

  • 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.

  • Paid Sick Days Improve Public Health

    FACT SHEET | Every day, millions of U.S. workers face an impossible choice when they are sick: stay home and risk their economic security or go to work and risk their health and the public’s health.

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