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  • Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence Need Paid Safe Days

    FACT SHEET | On the need for the country's workplace policies to provide domestic and sexual violence survivors the support and job protection they need to recover - through a paid sick and safe days standard.

  • Know Your Rights: Rhode Island + Paid Sick Time

    Because not everyone who needs access to abortion care may be aware of paid sick days laws in their state, we partnered with the National Network of Abortion Funds to create this Know Your Rights document for Rhode Island.

  • Access at Risk: Abortion Bans of 2019

    In 2019, we saw a surge of laws restricting reproductive rights. Anti-abortion politicians passed a total of 58 abortion restrictions, including 26 bans on abortion.

  • Reproductive Health Wins of 2019

    Despite significant attacks on reproductive health and rights in 2019, several states are fighting to ensure that abortion care is accessible for all. This fact sheet celebrates state wins on protecting and expanding access to abortion care.

  • The Healthy Families Act Fact Sheet

    FACT SHEET | The Healthy Families Act would set a national paid sick days standard – a critical step toward meeting the health and financial needs of working families.

  • 2019 Title X Fact Sheet

    Family planning services are a necessary component of health care for women and families. Access to preventive and reproductive health care allows people to choose if and when to have children and create the stability to have the job, family and future they want.

  • Meeting the Promise of Paid Leave: A Research Brief

    ISSUE BRIEF | Paid family and medical leave has become more prominent in state and national legislative debates. But the details must be right in order to make paid leave work for the people who need it most.

  • 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.

  • Attacks on health care coverage are attacks on reproductive justice for women of color

    By undermining the ACA, conservative lawmakers are gambling with the health and economic stability of Black, Latina and Asian and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women, families, and communities.

  • How Small Employers Can Help Meet the Promise of Paid Leave

    This brief gives small employers specific recommendations to support paid leave based on research from the report Meeting the Promise of Paid Leave: Best Practices in State Paid Leave Implementation.

  • How Lawmakers and Advocates Can Help Meet the Promise of Paid Leave

    This brief gives state lawmakers and advocates specific recommendations to support paid leave based on research from the report Meeting the Promise of Paid Leave: Best Practices in State Paid Leave Implementation.

  • Meeting the Promise of Paid Leave: Best Practices in State Paid Leave Implementation

    Paid family and medical leave has clear benefits to public health, working families’ economic security, businesses and the economy – yet millions of working people across the United States currently lack access, and people with low incomes are disproportionately being left behind.

  • How Health Professionals Can Help Meet the Promise of Paid Leave

    This brief gives health professionals specific recommendations to support paid leave based on research from the report Meeting the Promise of Paid Leave: Best Practices in State Paid Leave Implementation.

  • The D.C. Medicaid Abortion Ban: Disastrous Policy for Low-Income D.C. Residents

    This disastrous policy impacts 55,000 D.C. women of reproductive age enrolled in Medicaid; pushing abortion care out of reach for many.

  • The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: A Section-by-Section Summary

    A section-by-section summary of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which would ensure reasonable workplace accommodations for pregnant women who need them.

  • Advancing Health Equity: Addressing the Role of Structural Racism

    In the United States, health and racism are inextricably linked. Racism and discrimination are deeply ingrained in the social, political, and economic fabric of our society and have a harmful impact on individuals and communities of color.

  • The Best Mother’s Day Gifts From Congress: Policies Mothers Need to Thrive

    FACT SHEET | While our country claims to value mothers and families, our policies are making childbirth more dangerous, pushing working moms out of the labor force, perpetuating a punishing gender wage gap and blocking people from deciding when and if to become a parent.

  • Know Your Rights: Arizona + Paid Sick Time

    Because not everyone who needs access to abortion care may be aware of paid sick days laws in their state, we partnered with the National Network of Abortion Funds to create this Know Your Rights document for Arizona.

  • Paid Sick Days Enhance Women’s Abortion Access and Economic Security

    Everyone needs time to access health care without risking their economic stability. Paid sick days allow a person to recover from short-term illnesses, access preventive care, undergo a basic medical procedure or care for a sick child or family member. Yet, more than 34 million people working in the private sector don’t have a single paid sick day and, for too many of them, taking time away from work to attend to their health means risking their jobs and financial stability.

  • Social Determinants of Health

    Addressing the social determinants of health is recognized as a key strategy to improve health outcomes, and potentially reduce health disparities. Here's a policy framework for policymakers and the private sector.

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