Weekly Wednesday Wire: June 29, 2016

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Federal News

Working Women Issue Brief and Clearinghouse Update, from DOL/WB

The U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau has updated the Working Women's Clearinghouse, a searchable repository of federal resources, tools, and publications of interest to women. The website features new resources, including an infographic on "The New Overtime Rule & Working Women By the Numbers." The Women's Bureau has also released the Working Mothers Issue Brief, highlighting the employment characteristics of working mothers, the changing structure of families, the poverty status of working mothers and their families, mothers as sole or primary earners, and unpaid caregiving and household responsibilities. The final section of the brief shares some policies and workplace supports for working parents and their families.

Sex Discrimination Regulations, from DOL/OFCCP

The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has published updated sex discrimination regulations for federal contractors. The final rule updates OFCCP's sex discrimination regulations to make them consistent with current law and makes explicit the protections against compensation discrimination; sexually hostile work environments; discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; and discrimination based on unlawful sex stereotypes, gender identity, and transgender status. The updated rule lists lactation as a pregnancy-related medical condition. Read the news release.

Member News

Social Determinants of Health Series, from APHA

The Nation's Health, a publication of the American Public Health Association, has launched a new series on the social determinants of health. The series began with an infographic and cover story on how the public health field has shifted to include a greater focus on social determinants of health, and it will continue to highlight specific issues throughout the series.

Partner News

Health System Transformation Partnerships Issue Brief, from NACCHO

The National Association of County and City Health Officials has released an issue brief entitled, Partnerships between Local Health Departments and Community Health Centers in Pursuit of the Triple Aim. The brief provides information on current collaborations between local health departments and community health centers in pursuit of health systems transformation goals. 

Zika Interactive Map and Fact Sheet, from NWLC

The National Women's Law Center has released an interactive map that examines which states at risk of the Zika virus provide access to key reproductive health and workplace protections to help women manage their risk. The map tracks five key policies: Medicaid expansion, supplemental coverage of family planning services under Medicaid, Medicaid coverage of abortion, private prohibitions of abortion coverage, and workplace pregnancy accommodations. NWLC has also created a fact sheet on "Zika Virus, Reproductive Healthcare, and Workplace Policies," providing additional information on the virus as it relates to women's health and the public policies that can help manage its risk.

National Parent Survey, from ZERO to THREE

ZERO TO THREE and the Bezos Family Foundation have conducted a survey of parents of young children to learn more about the challenges they face, the help they seek, and how satisfied they are with the parenting support and information they receive. A variety of materials, including infographics, videos, and articles, highlight key findings.  

Accountable Communities Webinar, from NASHP

Join the National Academy for State Health Policy on Thursday, July 14, from 12:30-2 p.m. ET for a webinar entitled, "Advancing Health through Accountable Communities: A Conversation with States." The webinar will feature speakers from four states who will share their states' experiences developing and implementing Accountable Communities for Health as a key strategy for advancing population health within broader delivery system reforms.

Culture of Health Program for City Leaders, from NLC

The Institute for Youth, Education, and Families at the National League of Cities, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is leading a three year initiative to educate, train and build the capacity of city leaders to address the social determinants of health and improve health outcomes where individuals live, learn, work, and play. From seeding promising practices and innovative approaches to leading cross-sector initiatives, NLC will engage mayors and city leaders in problem-solving sessions, trainings and peer-learning networks to ensure health is a key factor in their decisions across a range of issues, including education, early childhood, housing, land use, transportation, and community development.

Signs of Progress on Childhood Obesity Map, from RWJF

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has updated the Signs of Progress interactive map, providing data on childhood obesity rates across the United States. The map now includes more than 30 locations nationwide where childhood obesity rates are going down. RWJF has also provided sample social media content for Twitter and Facebook.

News from the Field

National Equity Atlas Updates, from National Equity Atlas

The National Equity Atlas has been updated to include new poverty and working poor indicators. Join the National Equity Atlas team for a live demo of the new indicators on Tuesday, July 12, from 3-3:30 p.m. ET. The webinar will walk through these indicators and policy strategies to advance racial economic inclusion and equitable growth in communities.

Paid Leave Resolution, from U.S. Conference of Mayors

The U.S. Conference of Mayors has adopted a formal resolution in support of paid family leave, calling on Congress to pass a national paid family leave standard and encouraging more state and local governments to implement local laws requiring paid leave for new parents. 

Father's Role in Supporting Breastfeeding Preterm Infants, from Paediatrics

The journal Paediatrics has released an article entitled, "Father's role in supporting breastfeeding of preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit: a qualitative study," highlighting results of a qualitative study that provides insight into how fathers can be supportive of breastfeeding when experiencing a preterm birth. Targeted information and practical advice provided by caregivers on the first days of life can help fathers to get involved in the breastfeeding process.

Collective Impact Connection

Funding Equity in Collective Impact, from The Collective Impact Forum

The Collective Impact Forum has released a video from the 2016 Collective Impact Convening featuring several national leaders discussing how funders can be helpful in putting equity at the forefront of collective impact. View all videos from the convening.

News & Views

The Huffington Post: "How I Became An Extended-Breastfeeding, Tandem-Nursing Mother Of Two"

HHS blog: "Parents and Partners are Helping Shape Brighter Futures for Flint's Children Despite Exposure to Lead"

Romper: "The One Terrifying Moment That Threatened My Breastfeeding Success

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