Work Supports for Adult Health:The Role of Paid Family and Medical Leave

Location: Call-in/Online

Time: 5/31/19, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Many Americans struggle to balance work and caregiving responsibilities. As the United States population ages — with the U.S. Census Bureau projecting that by 2035 those 65 and older will outnumber the youth for the first time in history – the number of men and women who are providing care for someone age 65 and older will continue to increase. In addition, one in seven people live with an adult with a disability.

This panel will explore the impact that paid leave has on improving adult health outcomes. This webinar is the third in a series of three webinars produced in partnership with Policies for Action—a signature research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, administered by the Urban Institute—on the impacts of work supports on health outcomes.



  • Dr. Heidi Hartmann, President and CEO, Institute for Women’s Policy Research


  • Dr. Kanika Arora, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Management & Policy, University of Iowa
  • Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Co-Executive Director, Center on Poverty and Inequality & the Economic Security and Opportunity Initiative, Georgetown Law
  • Lynn Friss Feinberg, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute
  • Josephine Kalipeni, Director of Policy and Partnership, Caring Across Generations


Watch a recording of the first webinar in the series, Work Supports for Reducing Maternal Mortalitywhich explored the important role that paid family and medical leave can play in reducing maternal mortality.


Watch a recording of the second webinar, Work Supports for Child Healthwhich explored the impact that paid leave has on reducing infant mortality and improving child health outcomes.

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