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  • Improving Our Maternity Care Now

    Four care models decisionmakers must implement for healthier moms and babies

  • Federal Legislation to Improve Maternal Health: Summary and Status

    Bipartisan legislation was enacted in the 115th Congress to support maternal mortality review committees and increase the supply of maternal health providers in underserved areas.

  • Future of Digital Health

    A Series of Roundtables on the Health Data Revolution

  • Patient Coalition Letter on H.R. 5741

    Letter opposing H.R. 5741

  • Universal Health Coverage

    Women should be at the forefront of every conversation about the future of our health care system. Access to quality care is essential not only to women’s physical and mental well-being, but also their economic security and ability to participate fully in society.

  • Coalition Letter on Suprise Billing

    Letter to Congress urging action to end surprise billing and improve maternal health.

  • Immigrant Health Insurance Coverage

    National Partnership for Women & Families' Response to the Emergency Submission Comment on Immigrant Health Insurance Coverage.

  • American Indian and Alaska Native Women’s Maternal Health: Addressing the Crisis

    American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) women are experiencing an alarming rate of maternal mortality: they are three to four times more likely than white women to die of complications related to pregnancy and/or childbirth.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • An Agenda for Progress for Women and Families

  • Women's Health Coverage: Stalled Progress

    New data from the U.S. Census Bureau show that 1 in 10 women lack access to health insurance. This year, progress in reducing the number of uninsured has stalled. This is likely due to continued sabotage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including Congressional attempts to repeal the ACA and the Administration’s stark reduction in federal outreach efforts.

  • Supporting Informed Decision-Making in the Health Insurance Marketplace: A Progress Report for 2017

    This report is the fourth in a series on how the online health insurance marketplaces established by the Affordable Care Act are becoming increasingly consumer-friendly. It includes recommendations for further improvement.

  • Repealing the Essential Health Benefits Would be Devastating for Women’s Health

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation, but Republicans in Congress are dead set on rolling back key provisions that ensure women’s access to necessary health care services, such as maternity care. They are trading women’s access to care for votes on a bill that would already wreak havoc on our health care system and take health care away from at least 24 million people.

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