April 2019 Newsletter

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

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NFWL Policy Committee Chair, MN Senator Carrie Ruud takes a moment to recognize those populations who are overlooked with The Red Sand Project. These sidewalk interventions invite you to take the time to fill a sidewalk crack with red sand and to then document your sidewalk transformation on social media using #RedSandProject. We can’t merely walk over the most marginalized people in our communities—those who fall through the metaphoric cracks. It is easy to participate, just request sand from their website, get a group together to fill the cracks, and take a moment to reflect. Be sure to tag NFWL @electedwomen so that we can feature your event.

NFWL Chair NJ Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso committed the organization to remain dedicated to combating human trafficking. She encourages all members to get involved and take time to participate.

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On March 19th we celebrated Women in Public Office Day across the country. Get involved and have your state celebrate women, too. Check out our webpage and see all the great work done this year, and make sure your is on our list next year!
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Delaware Representative, and NFWL State Director Ruth Briggs King at the Society for Human Resource Management conference in Washington, DC discussing workforce development and workplace issues.

NFWL’s Renee Dabbs was in Austin, Texas to personally invite elected women to the Annual Conference in San Antonio November 18-21, 2019. Sign up to find out more about the event.

Would you like NFWL to visit YOUR state? Let us know!

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Meaningful Transparency Lowers Health Costs, Improves Quality and the Consumer Experience
Lida Etemad, PharmD, VP Pharmacy Management Strategies, UnitedHealthcare
The number one identified issue for voters in the 2018 midterm elections was health care costs, and a poll conducted in March by Politico and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health confirms that trend continues with 76 percent of respondents citing high health care costs as a serious problem. The same poll found that the price of prescription drugs is also an issue of concern with half of Americans switching from a brand name drug to a generic drug to save money.
Because of the rising prices of prescription drugs, we’re working to expand the tools doctors and consumers have to understand how much they will pay for their prescription drug before they get to the pharmacy counter.
Toward this end, UnitedHealth Group has developed and implemented a digital tool, PreCheck MyScript, available in the doctor’s office, right at the point of prescribing. Integrated into electronic medical record platforms, the tool provides physicians the ability to see and provide meaningful information to patients about their anticipated out-of-pocket costs at the pharmacy. This information is provided and shared before the patient leaves the physician’s office, so there are no surprises at the pharmacy counter. So far, the tool is making a real difference, enabling patients to save an average of $135 per prescription.
As State lawmakers consider solutions to help increase transparency, we encourage them to consider expanding the use of meaningful real-time transparency tools that would provide doctors and consumers visibility into drug coverage, formulary options, and cost information at the point of prescribing.

Find out more at https://www.unitedhealthgroup.com/


April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Colorado State Senator Beth Martinez-Humenik made this PSA at the 2018 Annual Conference thanks to Safe America and reminds us to protect what is priceless.. our lives. 

Google Play’s Change the Game is an initiative to make mobile gaming truly inclusive by celebrating and empowering girls and women as both players and creators. 49% of mobile gamers in the US are women, but only comprise 28% of the gaming industry. Something is wrong with that picture and Google is aiming to change it.

Spread the word in your community! The Grand Prize Winner will receive a $15,000 college scholarship and $15,000 donation to their school or community center’s technology program. The five finalists will have their game made in partnership with Girls Make Games, and launched on the Google Play Store for everyone to play. Spread the word to young women in your community and send them to g.co/ctgdesignchallenge to learn more about the contest and prizes and to submit their mobile game design idea.






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