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Why MomsRising joined with 1,200 organizations for children's health

November 5, 2014
Just as focus is turning to what may happen during the upcoming lame duck session, MomsRising has joined with 1,200 other national, state, tribal, and local organzations to call on Congress to continue funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). That's because moms know how important investing in children's health is for our families, communities, and country. Children's health is a top priority for MomsRising supporters and we believe it should be for Congress, too.
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6 Maneras de Tener Cobertura Médica Antes del Periodo Abierto de Inscripción

November 4, 2014
Obtener cuidado medico puede ser un proceso difícil para entender, particularmente si no domina el ingles. A mis padres no les fue fácil navegar este proceso y por ellos quisiera asegurarme que a nadie le pase lo mismo. Mis padres tienen 26 años viviendo en los Estados Unidos. El español es su primer idioma y al igual que muchos que migran a este país, tienen un vocabulario de ingles muy limitado. Yo soy su traductor, pero muchos inmigrantes no tienen la posibilidad de tener a alguien que les traduzca, particularmente si no tienen la posibilidad financiera para contratar a alguien. Existe una...
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MomsRising #WellnessWed end of the year Twitter Chat calendar!

October 31, 2014
Are you a fan of our MomsRising #WellnessWed Twitter Chats? Wednesday, November 5. Premature Birth Awareness Month with Guest(s): March of Dimes Wednesday, November 12. Pregnancy and baby oral health with Guest(s): Children's Dental Health Project Wednesday, November 19. Open enrollment healthcare chat with Guest(s): Enroll America, Out2Enroll, Wednesday, November 26. Thankful for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) with Guest(s): FL KidsWell, FL CHAIN Wednesday, December 3. Flu season and paid sick days with Guest(s): National Partnership for Women and Families and Family Values...
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Moms Say Thanks to Mayors for Leadership on Connecting Children and Families to Health Insurance

October 30, 2014
** This post was written by Chuan Teng at the National League of Cities (NLC). It originally appeared on NLC’s blog CitiesSpeak . ** Moms have gotten wind of NLC’s Cities Expanding Health Access for Children and Families initiative (CEHACF) and are telling mayors “thank you” for taking the lead on enrolling kids and families in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Our friends at MomsRising , a grass-roots network of moms and individuals united by the goal of developing a more family-friendly America, have called upon their membership in Dallas and Pittsburgh to sign...
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Nov. 4: It's All About Women

October 30, 2014
The other day I read a statistic that made me laugh a little. It said women’s issues are shaping up as the second-biggest issue among voters this year, behind only the economy. Really? I don’t think so. We are the economy. Women’s issues, family issues, are economic issues. And, as we know every single day, economic issues are women’s issues. That’s why this election is so important to us. And why we’re so important in this election. In a few days, we’ll have the opportunity to determine what kind of economy we will have—what kind of future—by electing leaders who will work for all of us. In...
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Beyond “The Talk”: New Research on Talking to Your Kids About Sex and Relationships

October 29, 2014
By Leslie Kantor, Vice President of Education, Planned Parenthood Federation of America October marks Let’s Talk Month, aimed at getting families talking about sexuality and relationships. For those of you who think you’ve got this covered, think again. New research shows that while most parents are talking with their children, most of us aren’t talking often enough or in enough detail about critical topics that will help ensure that our children make healthy decisions. Planned Parenthood and New York University’s Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health commissioned a national survey...
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Back on the Job: Employee Protections Following a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

October 24, 2014
The story is all too common. After months of fighting, it looks like you have finally overcome your breast cancer diagnosis. All that is left is for some follow-up treatments and to return to work. To your surprise, after having fought off breast cancer, you now find yourself in a fight with your employer over the nature of your return.
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¡Pídale al Congreso que continúe el financiamiento para CHIP!

October 24, 2014
¡Siempre se siente muy bien cuando una inversión ha valido la pena! Y este es el caso con respecto al Programa del Seguro Médico para Niños "CHIP". Fue aprobado en el 1997 con apoyo bipartidista de los Republicanos y Demócratas y junto con el programa Medicaid, ha ayudado a reducir el número de niños sin seguro a la mitad, de 14% a 7%. Esto es realmente grande. Es menos probable que los niños que tienen un seguro de salud se enfermen y más probable que obtengan cuidados preventivos (incluyendo inmunizaciones y cuidados odontológicos) para que se mantengan saludables. También asegura que ellos...
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Holding it together is overrated

October 14, 2014
I’m known as the oldest of seven, the product of overachievers, a hyper-competent “woman who always has answers and knows where she’s going,” the go-to girl–the one who always seems have it together. And as I move deeper into the second half of my life, I’m questioning how this affects me–what is the price I pay for stepping into this personae? As a life balance evangelist, I’ve come a long way: I’ve let a lot of perfectionist tendencies drop, am less controlling than before and am a big advocate for the “good is good enough” message–but what would it look like for me to be MORE vulnerable?...
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Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Current Policy Choices Aid Abusers

October 23, 2014
This post originally appeared on . We cannot separate support for domestic violence survivors from support for a robust safety net. is dedicated to demonstrating that we know how to dramatically reduce poverty; we just need to build the political will. Make sure to like TalkPoverty on Facebook and follow us on Twitter ! Since the passage of the Violence Against Women Act twenty years ago, opinions among the public and politicians have shifted remarkably from viewing domestic violence as a private family matter to expressing overwhelming support for survivors...
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