The Sleep Research Society (SRS) will play a significant role in the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project, a new initiative being developed through a cooperative agreement between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
The project will unite sleep health organizations with other medical societies and government agencies to address the national epidemic of insufficient sleep and untreated sleep illness. Strategic direction for the five-year collaborative project will be provided by leaders of the AASM and the SRS.
A primary goal of the project is to promote the achievement of the sleep health objectives in Healthy People 2020, which provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. Key components of the project will be to promote public awareness, educate health care providers and conduct a comprehensive assessment of the ongoing collection, analysis and dissemination of national sleep health surveillance data.
The SRS values the opportunity to participate in this important public health and scientific initiative. Updates will be provided to members as the project moves forward in 2014.