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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Not Enough Family Friendly Policies: High Stakes for Women and Families

    FACT SHEET | Women make up nearly half of the U.S. workforce and are the primary or co-breadwinners in two-thirds of families. But our nation’s public policies don’t reflect this reality.

  • Tackling Maternal Health Disparities: A Look at Four Local Organizations with Innovative Approaches

    Maternal health disparities have many causes, but disparate social conditions and a lack of prenatal care or substandard maternal care are often key factors. Community-based maternal care models can help to narrow the disparities in maternal health outcomes by providing expanded prenatal, childbirth and postpartum support that is respectful and culturally relevant to at-risk women.

  • Improving Maternal Health Outcomes Requires Bold Congressional Action

    The United States is currently experiencing a maternal health crisis. Bold legislation is required to significantly improve outcomes and save women’s lives.

  • BE HEARD: An Act to End Harassment in the Workplace

    FACT SHEET | The Bringing an End to Harassment by Enhancing Accountability and Rejecting Discrimination (BE HEARD) in the Workplace Act to enhance accountability in the workplace and strengthen protections for workers against discrimination and harassment.

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