Nicole Bates

Nicole Bates is a Deputy Director for Multilateral Partnerships at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Currently on assignment at UNICEF as a senior advisor in the Office of the Executive Director, Nicole is working closely with leadership on an initiative to increase UNICEF’s impact for children by harmonizing and strategically activating advocacy, communication, fundraising, … Continued

Statement on the Introduction of the American Health Care Act

1,000 Days has serious concerns about how the American Health Care Act will negatively affect the health and well-being of babies, toddlers and their parents.  As proposed, this bill will force many hard-working families of young children to pay more money for lower quality insurance. The 1,000 day window between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s … Continued

1,000 Days Policy Brief: Paid Leave

1,000 Days believes that all workers deserve paid time off from work to care for their young children. For this reason, 1,000 Days calls for comprehensive paid family and medical leave that helps all working parents in the U.S. give their children the strongest start to life.

1,000 Days Policy Brief: Health Insurance

1,000 Days believes that every child in America deserves a healthy first 1,000 days. For this reason, 1,000 Days supports guaranteed access to high-quality, affordable health insurance that offers comprehensive benefits for pre-conception and pre-natal care, maternity services, breastfeeding and post-partum supports, pediatric care and other critical maternal, infant and young child health services.

Couldn’t have done it without ACA

My son Diego surprised us all when he was born in April 2015, seven weeks before his due date. After an otherwise uneventful pregnancy, during which I was fortunate to receive top rate prenatal care, his pre-term delivery came quickly and unexpectedly, without much warning. My husband and I weren’t ready for his arrival, simply … Continued

Statement on the Reintroduction of the FAMILY Act

In the United States, too many parents are forced to choose between the jobs they need and the families they love. Without guaranteed paid time off from work, 1 in 4 women return to work just 10 days after giving birth and 40% of women do not reach their breastfeeding goals. Yet evidence shows that … Continued

Why I’m Marching in the Women’s March on Washington

UPDATE: On Saturday I marched in the Women’s March on Washington with my little girl. I also marched alongside an elderly woman using a walker. And with a father pushing a stroller. And with a group of teenagers from Virginia and a woman and her mother from New York (whose own 9-month old was back home). … Continued

Sara Grote Cerrell

Sara Cerrell is the founder of Global Change Network (GCN), a social issues consulting practice. She brings two decades of political, private sector and nonprofit experience to her clients. Before founding GCN in 2008, she was Vice President at DDB Issues & Advocacy, a social sector practice that was part of DDB Worldwide. Sara’s work … Continued

Robert Kissane

Robert Kissane is Chairman of CCS. Bob has more than thirty years of international experience designing and directing innovative fundraising programs for leading health, educational, religious, cultural, human service, and environmental institutions. He has developed and coordinated groundbreaking campaigns that have raised more than $15 billion for capital, endowment, research and technology, and new programs … Continued