Maternal and Child Health

With 57% of women participating in the labor force and 70% of those with children under the age of 18 working outside of the home, employers will commonly focus on ways to support and engage this cohort. One of the main drivers of addressing maternal health is the frequency and cost of pregnancy, making it the most costly condition for many employers. Increasing rates of preterm birth, pregnancy complications, and Caesarean delivery are making employers aware of the need to focus on pregnancy and maternity-related health and health care costs.

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Therapies and Supports for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Their Families Therapies and Supports for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Their Families
Outlines the clinical evidence for the most common autism treatments and other considerations for employers as they seek to support children with autism and their working caregivers.

Engaging Women in Evidence-Based Maternity Care Engaging Women in Evidence-Based Maternity Care
Reviews which maternity interventions are commonly overused and underused and recommends employer actions to promote evidence-based care and achieve engagement. Also included are brief snapshots of employers whose innovative efforts are driving increased utilization of important maternity benefits and programs.

Numbers You Need: Coverage of Autism Spectrum Disorder Treatments The Family-Friendly Employer: Top Companies Take the Lead in Parental Leave and Programs for Working Parents
Features successful practices from several employers that are working to create a benefit package that further supports the overall well-being of parents in their workplaces, including parental leave.


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Blog Post: Moving From Volume to Value in Maternity Care
Learn about The Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN) and their initiative to provide support and resources to drive improvement in maternity care outcomes via episode payments.

Chart: State and Local Wage Replacement Laws for Parental and Family Leave
A regularly updated chart tracking State and local laws on paid parental and family leave.

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