Statement in Response to Development in Texas v. United States

1,000 Days is deeply concerned by Wednesday’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Access to quality, comprehensive health care helps ensure moms and babies can get the services they need to be healthy and thrive. However, this opinion could jeopardize that access for millions of families. Over the years, we … Continued

Important Programs for Moms and Babies Included in Congressional Budget Deal

Over the weekend, Congress announced they had reached a deal to continue funding for critical federal programs through September 30, 2020, averting another government shutdown. 1,000 Days is pleased that many of our priorities to better support the nutrition and well-being of moms and babies are included in the agreement. Here are a few of … Continued

Digital Engagement Contractor

About the Role: As part of a 2020 grant, 1,000 Days is seeking a digital engagement contractor to support online communication strategies leading up to the Nutrition for Growth Summit (www.nutritionforgrowth) in Tokyo in December 2020. Under the umbrella of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition, Nutrition for Growth has encompassed a series of … Continued

What We’re Watching in Congress – December 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, Congress has indicated that they intend to act on several priorities many of which are important to 1,000 Days. Here are a few things we’ll be watching: Continuing federal funding for Fiscal Year 2020 Funding for the federal government is set to expire at midnight on December 20th, giving … Continued

What We’re Working On – 1,000 Days Global Policy & Advocacy

A glimpse into what the 1,000 Days Global Policy & Advocacy Team have been leading and prioritizing over the past 3 months: International Coalition for Advocacy on Nutrition Face-to-Face The International Coalition for Advocacy on Nutrition (ICAN) came together in October for a 2-day meeting in Washington DC to begin identifying its advocacy strategy ahead … Continued

Statement on Paid Parental Leave for Federal Workers

1,000 Days applauds the inclusion of 12 weeks of paid parental leave for federal workers in the National Defense Authorization Act (S. 1790) conference agreement. As the nation’s largest employer, this measure will ensure that more than 2 million federal workers can take the time they need to care for their new baby and themselves … Continued

Health Insurance is Important for a Healthy First 1,000 Days

Health insurance is critical to a healthy first 1,000 days. The foundation for lifelong health is set during this window of time, and health insurance helps ensure all moms and babies receive the care they need to thrive. To learn more, check out 1,000 Days’ new briefs on the importance of health insurance during pregnancy, … Continued

Health Insurance is Important for Young Children

Infancy and early childhood are a time of tremendous development for children, and when the foundations for a lifetime of good health are set. During this time, young children interact with health care providers on a regular basis for preventive care, regular checkups and well-child visits as well as a range of other services—and comprehensive … Continued

Health Insurance is Important for Pregnant Women

Pregnancy is a critical period when a mother’s health has a significant impact on her developing child. Timely prenatal health care can help identify, treat and manage health conditions that can lead to poor birth outcomes and improve maternal health. But the converse is also true: when women do not have access to the health … Continued

Health Insurance is Important for Women After Childbirth

A mother’s health care needs do not stop with childbirth. New mothers experience a range of health conditions—ranging from physical pain to exhaustion to anxiety and depression. In addition, women in the U.S. are more likely to die of pregnancy-related complications in the weeks and months after childbirth than during pregnancy and delivery. One key … Continued