ICAN Strategy Meetings Pave the Road Ahead

The International Coalition for Advocacy on Nutrition (ICAN) met last week in London to develop an advocacy strategy for the year ahead. The coalition is comprised of organizations working to improve policies and scale-up investments in nutrition globally. ICAN grew out of collaborative efforts in the lead-up to Nutrition for Growth 2013 in London and … Continued

It’s Time for Change – It’s Time for Paid Family Leave

25 years ago the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was signed into law. FMLA is the first and only national law that guarantees (some) workers in the U.S. unpaid time away from work to care for themselves and their loved ones, and has been an important step forward to help America’s workers meet the … Continued

Doubling Down For America’s Moms And Babies

Over the last year, we have witnessed unprecedented threats to the very programs and policies that are critical to the health and well-being of women and children across America – and as we jump into 2018, the threats are not abating. Medicaid – which insures 25 million women and covers the cost of nearly half … Continued

We Need Action And Investment For Moms And Babies Everywhere

At 1,000 Days we know investing in a child’s first 1,000 days sets the foundation for all the days that follow – enabling children to grow, learn and thrive, and nations to prosper. Yet last night President Trump said very little about investing in young children and their families during his State of the Union … Continued

1,000 Days & Partners Submit Joint Statements to WHO Executive Board

The 142nd session of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Executive Board takes place this week (22-27 January 2018) in Geneva, Switzerland. The Executive Board provides direction and input on the World Health Organization’s priorities related to a broad range of health concerns. At this week’s meeting, a biennial report on the Comprehensive Implementation Plan on Maternal, Infant and … Continued

Walmart Expands Paid Leave for Some – But Not All – Workers

Yesterday, Walmart made headlines by announcing – among other things – that it would be expanding its paid parental leave policy. New mothers will now receive 10 weeks of paid leave and new dads will receive 6 weeks. That is, if they are full-time workers. At 1,000 Days, we are pleased to see a corporate … Continued

5 Things You Need to Know About Breastfeeding in Emergencies

Civil unrest and war, natural disasters and epidemics can force families from their homes, limit access to affordable, nutritious foods and clean water, and cause disruptions to basic services—like electricity and health care. Breastfeeding is no easy feat—and when combined with the additional challenges that families face during emergencies, it can seem nearly impossible. These … Continued

1,000 Days Policy Brief: Medicaid & CHIP

We believe that every child in America deserves a healthy first 1,000 days. Because Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are a critical source of health insurance for millions of children and families in the U.S., 1,000 Days supports full federal funding for these programs and a robust benefit package that ensures women … Continued