Weekly Wednesday Wire: December 9, 2015

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Federal News

Public Heath Communication Resources, from CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a new resource, Everyday Words for Public Health Communication, designed to help organizations communicate common health information. The guide provides substitute terms, real-life examples of complex public health language, revised wording, and tips to reinforce meaning and avoid other common pitfalls. The CDC's Health Literacy website contains additional information about relevant trainings and resources.

Partner News

Updated Map & Data on Working Families, from NPWF

The National Partnership for Women & Families has updated its Family Friendly America Map, which provides state specific statistics on working families including the number of women in the workforce, number of family caregivers, access to paid sick days, and family friendly legislation and statutes. The map includes new data on eligibility and affordability of taking unpaid leave from Diversity Data Kids.

New Paid Sick Days Fact Sheet, from NPWF

The National Partnership for Women & Families has released Family Caregivers Need Paid Sick Days, a new fact sheet that highlights the importance of paid sick time for family caregivers and makes the case for the federal paid sick days standard that would be provided by passage of the federal Healthy Families Act.  

News from the Field

Native Health & Nutrition Funding Opportunity, from NB3F

The Notah Begay III Foundation's national program, "Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures" has announced its 2016 "Seeds of Native Health" Promising Program Grant and Capacity Building Grant Request For Applications. The program will provide needed investment to Tribal Nations and Native American organizations working to improve nutrition and access to healthy foods for their children and communities. The application deadline is January 22, 2016.

Child Care Advocacy Campaign, from Center for American Progress

The Center for American Process has launched the #WithinReach campaign for affordable high-quality child care and pre-k. The website contains a downloadable action kit, shareable infographics, and an interactive map.

Collective Impact Connection

The Tactics of Trust, from SSIR

The Stanford Social Innovation Review has released an article entitled, "The Tactics of Trust," discussing how organizations can build cross-sector trust quickly for collective impact work. Trust for impact entails the ability to cross boundaries, find a slice of common ground, and work together despite significant organizational differences and sharp personal disagreements.

News & Views

Forbes: "Employers Routinely Break The Law When It Comes To Breastfeeding Moms"

Salon: "Do you really want to end the 'Mommy Wars?' Stop buying into what these commercials are selling"

The Texas Observer: "Bonding Behind Bars"

BuzzFeed: "Tech Takes The Lead On Parental Leave, But Low-Wage Workers Get Left Behind"

The Atlantic: "Paid Leave for Dads: A Feminist Issue"

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