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Building Off The Momentum of #March4Nutrition

“Our boys are adopted. When we got our first son I asked for maternity leave and was told I could take a couple of days off if I found someone to cover your shifts. I got a 1/2 day off when our second son came and I got zero days when our third son came. … Continued

Cari Hourigan

Cari is the Finance and Operations Manager at 1,000 Days. In this role, she is responsible for supporting and coordinating day-to-day operations including finance and accounting, grants management, and HR. Cari joins 1,000 Days with five years of non-profit operations management experience. While most in the not-for-profit world find finance and operations to be the … Continued

Statement on the Threat to Essential Health Benefits

We at 1,000 Days are profoundly troubled by reports that the leadership of the U.S House of Representatives is working to take away the guaranteed health benefits that are critical to ensuring healthy pregnancies and healthy babies.  As part of the American Health Care Act, (a.k.a.“TrumpCare”), many in the White House and Congress want to … Continued

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