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  • <March 29 2010 Historic Health Reforms Pass Congress>
    into the Medicare Prescription Drug donut hole You can learn about other key provisions that take effect immediately and read a timeline of when these changes go into effect Reform for Pennsylvania means Pennsylvanians with insurance and those without will see real benefits as a result of this legislation 3 million families will have access to tax credits and other assistance to help reduce the cost of their health care premiums 2 2 million senior citizens will have improved Medicare and pay less in prescription drug costs 262 800 small businesses will be eligible for tax credits to help pay the cost of health care for their employees 143 600 residents with pre existing conditions will no longer be denied coverage To learn more about the benefits of health reform view one page factsheets fo r each of Pennsylvania s 19 Congressional Districts For women and children reform means i nsurance companies can no longer treat women like a pre existing condition This is a law that will stop them from charging individual women higher premiums than men simply because they are women a k a gender rating It is a law that ensures that no insurance company can reject a woman for coverage as a survivor of domestic violence or sexual assault breast cancer or for ever having had a Caesarean section We will also gain from the availability of affordable health insurance for millions more families and from the guarantee that maternity care will be covered and screening and preventive services will be available without any cost sharing barriers This legislation ensures children s access to insurance coverage The Children s Health Insurance Program CHIP is maintained through 2019 Funding for the program is provided through September 20 2015 two years beyond its current expiration date If a

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  • bffb_listing
    Bridge Street Bookshop 214 Bridge Street Phoenixville PA 19460 The Body Shop The Shops at Liberty Place 1625 Chestnut Street Philadelphia PA 19119 Nurture 19 West Lancaster Ave Ardmore PA 19003 Solutions for Women at Pennsylvania Hospital 721 Delancey Street Philadelphia PA 19107 Restaurants Marketplaces In Fusion 7133 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia PA 19119 Reading Terminal Marke t 12th and Arch Streets Philadelphia PA 19107 Kimberton Whole Foods 2140 Kimberton Road PO Box 760 Kimberton PA 19442 White Dog Cafe 3420 Sansom Street Philadelphia PA 19104 Vicky s Place Breakfast Lunch 417 Dartmouth Avenue Swarthmore PA 19081 Maize Restaurant 519 West Walnut Street Perkasie PA 18944 Services The Coche Center Academy House 1420 Locust Street Suite 410 Philadelphia PA 19147 Trinity Memorial Church 22nd and Spruce Streets Philadelphia PA 19103 Ternary Software Inc 180 Sheree Blvd Suite 3800 Exton PA 19341 Peekaboo Alley 707 West Avenue Jenkintown PA 19046 Swarthmore Public Library 121 Park Avenue Swarthmore PA 19081 Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel 8339 Old York Road Elkins Park PA 19027 Outside of Pennsylvania The Bedford Youth Performing Company 155 Route 101 Bedford NH 03110 Persimmon A Center for Healing 310 Eureka Square Pacifica CA 94044 Brilliant Life Chiropractic A Family Wellness

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  • <Breastfeeding-Friendly Practices>
    milk or nurse their babies This may be in the form of breaks flexible work hours or part time work Space The workplace provides an accessible safe clean private space to express milk or nurse This may range from a designated mother s lounge to a privacy screen at a cubicle Support All employees are informed about the ways the business accommodates employees who are breastfeeding The breastfeeding support program is described in writing this may be in the new employee orientation a benefits summary guidelines to prevent discrimination and harassment a company wellness program or a separate breastfeeding support policy Supervisors and co workers are updated on breastfeeding support when an employee returns from maternity leave Flexibility The workplace is flexible in accommodating each breastfeeding mother s unique situation Other Resources for Employers Become a Breastfeeding Friendly Business Join the Breastfeeding Welcome Here decal campaign Women in the Workplace The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action website is a great source for employers and breastfeeding mothers Visiting the website increases understanding of the challenges of and barriers to breastfeeding in the workplace while viewing helpful hints on how barriers can be overcome Workplace Breastfeeding

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  • Business Award Winners
    comes back to work at which point calls are made monthly Each mom has access to a private room and a hospital grade pump refrigeration and all supplies that are needed GlaxoSmithKline Each year GlaxoSmithKline employees give birth to 600 800 babies and another 600 800 employees become fathers Onsite lactation has been available at GSK for more than 15 years GSK currently has seven lactation rooms suites at its facilities in the Philadelphia area each of which has specific guidelines to ensure that all sites offer optimal support for mothers GSK offers flexible work arrangements and employees are not required to take personal time to pump Office of Senator Connie Williams Senator Connie Williams represents the 17th District in the Pennsylvania Senate and is a proud mother of two daughters Senator Williams staff writes Senator Williams values the skills and perspective women bring to the job and is willing to make allowances to help us balance work and family When I interviewed for my job I was exclusively breastfeeding my daughter When I asked her if it would be a problem she said of course not and please feel free to use my office when I m not in Support of my family friends and employer is invaluable and Senator Williams has certainly helped to make my experience a wonderful one Pennsylvania Hospital Pennsylvania Hospital has a made a commitment to support and encourage breastfeeding moms who are patients and those who are employees The Hospital offers its patients a range of classes lactation consultation support to women in need educational materials a private family lounge support groups a warmline lactation center and breast pump rentals All Women s Service employees are trained in breastfeeding support and each unit is provided with reference books on taking medications while breastfeeding

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  • <2010 Philadelphia Breastfeeding Friendly Business Awards>
    JoAnne Fischer from left to right Don Schwarz Deputy Mayor for Health and Opportunity Health Commissioner for the City of Philadelphia with Ken Weinstein owner of Trolley Car Diner from left to right Andrea Howard Supervisor of Employee Wellness and Worklife Balance Dr Diane Spatz Associate Professor and Nurse Researcher with Don Schwarz Deputy Mayor for Health and Opportunity Health Commissioner for the City of Philadelphia and MCC Executive Director JoAnne Fischer event photos by Alex Clark Video 2010 Breastfeeding Friendly Business Awardees As a pediatrician and Philadelphia s Health Commissioner I m well aware of breastfeeding s role in making the Get Healthy Philly initiative a success a fundamental component of obesity prevention is nutrition and healthy nutrition begins with mother s milk Don Schwarz MD MPH MBA Deputy Mayor for Health and Opportunity Health Commissioner for the City of Philadelphia The 2010 Breastfeeding Friendly Business Award winners were recognized for their exceptional efforts to support breastfeeding employees ahead of the nation s laws Section 4207 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act PPACA requires workplace breastfeeding support effective March 23 2010 learn more about this provision We re excited that Philadelphia is taking such a big step in ensuring that the health reform regulations that support breastfeeding are implemented locally said Sara Manzano Diaz Director of the Women s Bureau for the U S Department of Labor President of the Society for Human Resource Management SHRM Kelley Cornish said The awardees represent different resource levels and industries and prove that for minimal investment any employer can comply with the federal law for a breastfeeding workplace support program And in doing so reap economic and public relations benefits while keeping their employees healthy loyal and productive The event was hosted by Linda Munich Vice President of Public Affairs

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  • <Sept 15 2008 BFF Business Awards>
    including MCC s 2008 Breastfeeding Friendly Business Awards Awardees included school districts nonprofit organizations investment companies and the state university You can learn about breastfeeding friendly practices view the past winners of our Breastfeeding Friendly Business Awards or become a breastfeeding friendly business by participating in our decal campaign For more information please email The winners are a real testament to the fact that every employer can be breastfeeding friendly No matter the size or type of business virtually any business can support breastfeeding employees with minimum effort All it takes is commitment and modest accommodations Esther K Chung MD MPH Physician Advocate with MCC and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Jefferson Medical College Read our program that highlighted the best practices of the six awardees Over 100 attendees joined Maternity Care Coalition MCC and the Pennsylvania Breastfeeding Coalition in recognizing six regional employers selected from 28 nominees who shared their exceptional breastfeeding friendly policies and practices as they accepted the 2008 award Click icon above and select Read Only for Dr Chung s full presentation left to right Heather Nicholson Director of the SEI Family Center and Alice Lindenauer Director of SEI Workforce Development for SEI Investments pose with event emcee and Fox 29 News reporter Dawn Stensland after accepting the 2008 Breastfeeding Friendly Business Award from left to right Tricia Carlin Beth Patton and Leslee Maybrown of The Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Dr Esther Chung spoke on the benefits of breastfeeding to moms babies and society Congratulations to the 2008 Breastfeeding Friendly Business Awardees Breastfeeding is the best means of nutrition for the baby s cognitive development It also reduces an infant s risk for disease and a mother s risk for breast and cervical cancer strengthens the mother baby bond comforts the infant while also reducing mom

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  • <August 7th Press Conference>
    Temple University Health System and Kathleen Barron Executive Director of Episcopal Hospital Campus for graciously providing a venue for this celebration Pediatrician Esther K Chung a physician advocate with MCC gave an overview of many challenges that face Philadelphia women who want to breastfeed JoAnne Fischer MCC Executive Director announced a special happy birthday to Jonathan Enrique whose mother Allison Anderson Acevedo is legislative specialist to Representative Thomas At the event Allison thanked her boss for his support and described the ways he had found to accommodate her needs as a breastfeeding mother Text of Citation Whereas The House of Representatives of Pennsylvania takes great pleasure in recognizing those institutions which contribute to the benefit of their communities and ultimately to all the citizens of this Commonwealth and Whereas The Maternity Care Coalition and the Pennsylvania Breastfeeding Coalition are being recognized during World Breastfeeding Week which is being observed from August 1 through 7 2008 and Whereas The Maternity Care Coalition and the Pennsylvania Breastfeeding Coalition are being honored for their work as leaders in advancing the health and well being of mothers and their children and for supporting efforts to promote breastfeeding Throughout their laudable histories these organizations have

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  • Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign - News and Events
    in supporting their breastfeeding employees Maternity Care Coalition s Executive Director JoAnne Fischer spoke about MCC s participation in the National Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign including efforts to disseminate Breastfeeding Welcome Here decals among local businesses who pledge to support breastfeeding in their establishments Get more information about the decal campaign here Pictures from the Breastfeeding Press Conference Pictured from Right to Left JoAnne Fischer MCC s Executive Director Senator Connie

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