MAC Publications, Presentations, and Policy Briefs

The Affordable Care Act and Women’s Health
This presentation provides an overview of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how it will affect women’s health coverage. This presentation was included in the 2013 Teamster Women’s Conference in New Orleans. The presentation handout can be found here.

Breastfeeding for NOLA moms
This handout has tips for making breastfeeding easier. It also has a list of New Orleans Area breastfeeding support organizations and their contact information.

The Business Case to Support Breast Feeding at Work – Policy Brief
This policy brief focuses on why breastfeeding is good for the family AND the business. It also discusses laws regarding breastfeeding and ways to set up a breastfeeding support program at work.

Workplace Lactation Handout (for Employees)
This brochure explains the rights of a breastfeeding employee, including the time and a place to pump breastmilk at work. It also has some tips for talking to an employer about breastfeeding at work and a checklist of things to do during pregnancy and maternity leave.

Workplace Lactation Handout (for Employers)
This brochure discusses the benefits of having a breastfeeding-friendly workplace, for the mom, the workforce, and the business. It also states the law regarding breastfeeding employees and their right to time and place to pump breastmilk at work. The steps to becoming a Louisiana Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace are listed.

The 2013 Report on the Health of Women & Girls in Greater New Orleans

To download specific sections, click on the topics below:

  • “Societal Conditions”:
  • “Community Conditions & Interpersonal Factors”:
  • “Individual Level Factors”:

Economic and Health Benefits of Paid Family and Medical Leaves

Economic and Health Benefits of Sick Days