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The business case for healthy pregnancy

employersPregnancy and childbirth account for 25% of all hospitalizations in the U.S. Annually over $1 billion is spent on pregnancy complications-related hospitalizations with a large proportion of that cost due to premature birth. “Nearly half of all charges related to prematurity fall in the laps of employers and other private insurers” (National Business Group on Health. Healthy Pregnancy and Health Children: Opportunities and Challenges for Employers. The Business Case for Promoting Healthy Pregnancy. 4, 1-18).

EEOC

Caregiver Best Practices
This document developed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission provides examples of best practices for employers that go beyond federal nondiscrimination requirements and that are designed to remove barriers to equal employment opportunity.
www.eeoc.gov/policy/docs/caregiver-best-practices.html

Labordepartment

FMLA and Women’s Health
This is the Department of Labor FAQ page about women’s health where employers and employees can learn about the protections that apply to leave for maternity and paternity.
http://webapps.dol.gov/dolfaq/dolfaqbytopic.asp?topicID=13

Mother-Friendly-worksite

Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite Program

An employer may be designated by DSHS as a Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite if they offer a written employee policy that provides a private space, flexible scheduling for break time and other basic support so that mothers may express and store breastmilk for their babies during the workday. Businesses that support mothers who choose to breastfeed their infants experience improved employee morale, increased employee retention, lower absenteeism, and reduced health-care costs. Find out more and apply at www.TexasMotherFriendly.org

Nationalbusiness

The Business Case for Promoting Healthy Pregnancy
Employers have many incentives but also many challenges to development of a healthy workforce. The National Business Group on Health works to improve the ability of employers to meet these challenges.
National Business Group on Health
Employers play an important role in assuring the health and well-being of families. Use the resources below to create a more healthy, productive workplace.

 

External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services

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Last updated September 18, 2013