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Another International Women's Day - It's Time

March 8, 2015
Another year, another International Women's Day. But this year feels different. Suddenly gender equality in the United States is a front burner issue. In fact, women's economic empowerment is recognized as central to how we address both income inequality and economic sustainability. Gender issues...
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MILLIONS could lose their health coverage because of one U.S. Supreme Court case

March 3, 2015
Just as the rate of uninsured adults has reached an all-time low , this access to affordable healthcare is under threat again. What’s the lowdown? Well, this week, the U.S. Supreme Court will review King v. Burwell, a case that threatens to eliminate the financial assistance for health coverage in...
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Victory! New Labor Rule Allows Employees Across the U.S. To Take FMLA Leave To Care for a Same-Sex Spouse

February 25, 2015
On Monday morning, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division issued a new rule allowing employees to take unpaid Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave to care for their same-sex spouse, regardless of where the couple lives. Previously, employees were only eligible to take FMLA leave to...
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On Infant Feeding: Research, Support and Community

February 25, 2015
Can you talk about your commitment to breastfeeding support, and how you began? My interest and commitment to infant feeding support developed out of my clinical, graduate, and personal experiences. As a public health nurse working with pregnant and parenting African American women and their...
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Let's Defy Breastfeeding Myths

February 25, 2015
My commitment to breastfeeding started as a young mother. I believe it is the best start we can give our babies. My first child was not breastfed because of a myth that my husband had. He believed that the breasts were not meant for that purpose because it was an old fashioned concept. He also...
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Brooklyn Breastfeeding Empowerment Zone sparks neighborhood-wide change

February 23, 2015
Tell us about the Breastfeeding Empowerment Zone and how it began. The Brooklyn Breastfeeding Empowerment Zone is a 3-year initiative funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to address the low rate of breastfeeding in the...
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Mamatoto Village: building healthier communities through maternal health

February 23, 2015
Tell us about MamaToto Village and how it began. Mamatoto Village is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, devoted to creating career pathways for Women of Color in the field of Maternal Health; and empowering women with the necessary tools to make the most informed decisions and choices in their...
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Head Smacker: House Spends Billions on Business Tax Breaks, Leaves Out Low-Income People

February 20, 2015
The House passed billions in corporate tax breaks while neglecting low-income workers and their families. It's not only a Head Smacker, it's unacceptable.
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Jennie Joseph's JJ Way leads to better birth and breastfeeding outcomes

February 15, 2015
Tell us about your work and how it began. I was trained as a midwife in Great Britain in 1979 and moved to the United States in 1989. My experience has been quite diverse: European hospitals, American birth centers, clinics and homebirth environments. I’ve been instrumental in the regulation of...
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