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  • Despite Significant Gains, Women of Color Have Lower Rates of Health Insurance Than White Women

    FACT SHEET | Pervasive coverage disparities remain for women of color, despite significant health insurance gains since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Health insurance provides access to the care women of color need to get and stay healthy, including preventive care, routine screenings and management of chronic conditions.

  • The Equality Act (H.R. 5/S. 788): Providing Critical Protection Against Discrimination for LGBTQ People and Women

    The Equality Act (H.R. 5/S. 788) is groundbreaking civil rights legislation that would amend and supplement the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other key federal nondiscrimination laws that provide protection from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin or religion.

  • A Guide for Protecting Women’s Health

    Women should be at the forefront of every conversation about the future of our health care system. They play an outsized role in contributing to the health care system as decision-makers and advocates for themselves and their loved ones. But, their unique circumstances are too frequently ignored, with a variety of adverse health and economic implications for them and their families.

  • The EACH Woman Act (S. 758/H.R. 1692): Ensuring Equal Access to Abortion Coverage for Every Woman

    The ability to make personal health care decisions should not depend on how much money a woman makes or where she gets her health insurance. This groundbreaking legislation would put an end to politicians denying women insurance coverage for medical care they need.

  • The Federal Employees Paid Leave Act

    FACT SHEET | Too many federal employees are forced to choose between their paychecks and caring for themselves or a loved one.

  • The EMPOWER Act

    FACT SHEET | The Ending the Monopoly of Power Over Workplace Harassment through Education and Reporting (EMPOWER) Act enhances protections and reduces barriers that prevent people who experience harassment from speaking out and seeking justice.

  • Legislative Solutions to Combat Workplace Sexual Harassment

    FACT SHEET | Workplace sexual harassment is a persistent and pervasive issue, but legislation at the state and federal levels can help combat sexual harassment and improve the lives of working people.

  • Paid Family and Medical Leave Would Benefit Latino Workers

    FACT SHEET | Latinos have the highest labor force participation rate of any racial or ethnic group, but they are concentrated in low-wage jobs which do not provide paid leave or paid family leave. The FAMILY Act would help to remedy this problem.

  • Bad Medicine: Admitting Privileges Requirement Undermines Abortion Access in Louisiana

    Abortion access in Louisiana is hanging by a thread as we anticipate what will happen in the state if an admitting privileges requirement is allowed to go into effect.

  • Bad Medicine: How a Political Agenda Is Undermining Abortion Care and Access in Kansas

    Bad Medicine: How a Political Agenda is Undermining Abortion Care and Access, a 2018 report by the National Partnership for Women & Families, finds that a large majority of states have one or more of these “bad medicine” laws. Kansas is a key offender.

  • Bad Medicine: How a Political Agenda Is Undermining Abortion Care and Access in Oklahoma

    Bad Medicine: How a Political Agenda is Undermining Abortion Care and Access, a 2018 report by the National Partnership for Women & Families, finds that a large majority of states have one or more of these “bad medicine” laws. Oklahoma is a key offender.

  • S. 109: The End of Abortion Coverage

    FACT SHEET | S. 109, the deceptively titled "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act," introduced by Sen. Wicker (R-M.S.), is radical legislation that threatens women's access to medical care.

  • We Decide: Demanding the Policies Pregnant People Need to Thrive

    Subhead (larger intro copy) When it comes to pregnancy and parenting, we all want to make the best decisions for our families and ourselves so that we can thrive.

  • Better Together: Policies to Expand Insurance Coverage and Promote Supportive Workplaces Help Families Thrive

    ISSUE BRIEF | This issue brief demonstrates that very few states have policies to address the intersecting needs of women and families, and it outlines how the health and financial security of women and families are positively affected by having comprehensive health insurance and supportive workplaces.

  • Bright Spot: Sharing Providers' Notes

    Health systems should enthusiastically embrace and publicly promote their adoption of online notes sharing, drawing upon the overwhelmingly positive reception by diverse patients at hospitals and health systems across the state of New York. In addition to fostering better relationships with patients, the availability of providers' notes should be celebrated as a market differentiator.

  • Know Your Rights: Witnessing Sexual Harassment at Work

    As a bystander or witness to harassment, you can play an essential role. The following tools can be used when you witness harassment in a variety of settings, including sexual harassment in the workplace.

  • An Agenda for Progress for Women and Families

  • Female Face of Family Caregiving

    Caregiving is a major part of life for millions of women, with women of color and immigrants taking on a disproportionate amount of both paid and unpaid family caregiving.

  • 2018 Midterm Elections Saw Candidates in Competitive Races Embrace Equal Pay, Paid Leave and Related Issues in Record Numbers – and Win

    MEMO | 2018 Midterm Elections Saw Candidates in Competitive Races Embrace Equal Pay, Paid Leave and Related Issues in Record Numbers – and Win

  • Protecting Science at Federal Agencies

    Independent scientific analysis and advice are essential for effective policies that serve the public interest. This report describes new and ongoing threats to the communication of science and its use in public health and environmental decisions, and it recommends steps Congress can take in response.

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