National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project
CDC awarded the American Academy of Sleep Medicine a 5-year (2013-2018) cooperative agreement to coordinate the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project. The primary purpose of this collaborative program is to
- Expand sleep health promotion and sleep prevention awareness;
- Develop partnerships and collaborations to improve education and awareness about sleep hygiene;
- Improve provider knowledge and skills about sleep health promotion;
- Recommend a sleep health data collection model; and
- Identify and disseminate sleep health-related policies.
The project focuses on the following Healthy People 2020 Sleep Health objectives:
- Increase the proportion of persons with symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea who seek medical evaluation;
- Reduce the rate of vehicular crashes per 100 million miles traveled that are due to drowsy driving;
- Increase the proportion of students in grades 9 through 12 who get sufficient sleep; and
- Increase the proportion of adults who get sufficient sleep.