Our special virtual reception took place on Tuesday, May 25, as we celebrated our sleep champions who are making an impact and improving sleep health for children and families. We shared some inspiring updates from our award recipients who are building sleep health awareness in our communities.

The program included a presentation honoring the recipients of the 2020 and 2021 Sleep Champion Award, as well as featured a panel discussion with award recipients facilitated by AASM Foundation President, Anita V. Shelgikar, MD, MHPE, and co-host, David Bishop, LCSW.

Sleep Champion Award Presentation

2020 Recipient: Sweet Dreamzzz (now part of Pajama Program)

2021 Recipient: Start School Later

Panel Discussion

Featuring presentations and updates on the following projects:

  • Jodi Mindell, PhD and Ariel Williamson, PhD – Impact of Bed Provision and Enhanced Sleep Health Education on Sleep in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Children
  • Amy Wolfson, PhD and Marianna Carlucci, PhD – Juveniles’ Perceptions of Sleep Quality and Environment During Detention
  • Jack Peltz, PhD – Addressing Sleep Health in Low-Income, Disadvantaged Youth Through Data-Informed Trainings for School-based Staff/Counselors
  • Christine Spadola, PhD and Danielle Groton, PhD – Social Workers to Promote Sleep Health among Underserved Populations

Watch the recorded reception here.

We hope that all members of the sleep community will watch and learn about how the AASM Foundation is promoting discoveries that advance the understanding of sleep for healthier lives.